Deepening Expertise

The resources on this website are designed to support the development of high quality professional judgement - recognizing that the many challenges and dilemmas in education require expert decision-making.  Our resources are ‘evidence-informed’ - combining tried-and-tested practice with high quality educational research.

In particular, they draw on the UK’s largest ever programme of educational research, the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP), which Andrew Pollard directed.

Conceptual Framework

The conceptual framework represents the complexity (and fascination) of teacher expertise. The underlying proposition is that enduring educational issues concerning educational aims, learning contexts, classroom processes and learning outcomes are played out in practice through curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.

TLRP Research

The Teaching and Learning Research Programme's research briefings offer short summaries of major research projects.  The links below will take you directly to non-technical documents produced by research teams for public use.  Other useful resources are the TLRP Commentaries and Teacher's…

Useful links

The UK's General Teaching Councils (GTCs), each in their own way, aim to: raise the status of the teaching profession; provide a professional voice for teachers; listen to and work for teachers; and guarantee high standards of teaching and learning. These websites also have…