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Professional Development

Professional Development

Books for Teachers

Bestselling author Shirley Clarke provides a wealth of high quality ideas, practical strategies, classroom examples and whole-school case studies for teachers in primary and secondary schools.


New from Shirley Clarke

Outstanding Formative Assessment: Culture and Practice

The most comprehensive of Shirley Clarke’s titles includes extensive examples and realia, in full colour. The book is clearly structured around the ways in which teachers actually teach, with QR coded web video clips to illustrate key points in action.
  • Helps teachers create an environment for pupils to be active learners, constant reviewers and self-assessors
  • Ensures teachers start and finish lessons effectively by initially establishing their prior knowledge and capturing their interest and finally encouraging pupil reflection to find out what has been learnt and what still needs to be developed
  • Develops learning by helping children articulate their understanding and focusing on constant review and improvement
  • Focuses on whole-school development, including lesson study, assessment policies and stories from outstanding schools
Chapters include:
1. Laying the foundations
2. Effective starts to lessons
3. Developing the learning
4. Effective ends to lessons
5. Whole school development

Bestsellers from Shirley Clarke

Helps maximise pupil engagement, effective dialogue and reflective thinking – and is packed with practical advice from early years to secondary, across all subjects.
Enriching Feedback in the Primary Classroom
This practical guide demonstrates how teachers can ensure that their feedback boosts self-esteem and actively promotes learning, within the context of assessment for learning.
Gain new confidence in the primary classroom and find out how to weave all the elements of formative assessment into everyday teaching, coherently and easily.
Shows how formative assessment can bring a dramatic culture shift to learning and teaching in your own classroom.
This highly practical guide explains how to implement formative assessment which engages with and helps define the appropriate next steps for the individual pupil as an integral element of good primary practice.

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