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  • Andrew Hammond
    Andrew Hammond
    Senior Director of Learning, Discovery Education 

    Andrew has worked in schools for 20 years, as a Headteacher, Deputy Head, Director of Studies, Housemaster, Head of English and class teacher, in both the independent and maintained sectors. He is currently Senior Director of Learning & Community at Discovery Education. A prolific author, Andrew has written over thirty titles for various Educational publishers. He is a regular contributor to educational magazines, newspapers and blogs.

    His latest work involves a collaboration with NAHT, developing an online holistic programme that supports the continuous professional development of teachers and leaders in today’s schools.


09 Nov 2021


4:00 PM - 4:45 PM



Changing the Narrative around Professional Development

In this webinar, Andrew Hammond talks to Kirsten Marriott, Headteacher at Hemingford Grey Primary, and her Deputy Headteacher, Danielle Jones. Together they look at the deliberate steps Kirsten and her team are taking to rethink professional development in their school. Topics covered will include: how to balance whole-school appraisal targets with bespoke goals that raise engagement and motivation; changing the culture of appraisal to one of ownership and personal investment; taking a deeper dive into the performance management process.

Kirsten recently purchased Pathway for her teachers and she will share her hopes and expectations for how the programme will support the professional and personal development of her staff.

This session will be available on demand.