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Towards Performance Equity: A Blueprint for Effective School PD

In this webinar jointly hosted by the Chartered College and Steplab, Cat Scutt, Josh Goodrich, and Jon Gilbert will be taking a closer look at approaches to effective professional development as a driver for school improvement. They will also introduce new developments for teachers working with the Steplab platform, including a route to achieving Chartered Status.

Josh Goodrich is a founder and CEO of Steplab, an organisation that supports schools to implement effective instructional coaching. He is driven by the belief that teacher coaching can develop great teachers and, in turn, transform the life chances of students. Josh has previously worked as an English teacher, school leader, and Teaching and Learning lead for a group of 50 schools across the UK.

Jon Gilbert is the Professional Learning and Improvement Director for The Two Counties Trust, a Trust of secondary schools in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. In this role, amongst other things, Jon works with schools in the Trust to provide the very best professional learning for all staff in the organisation. Prior to taking on this role, Jon has been a teacher of RE and Sociology, Head of Department, and senior leader in three high performing schools within the Dixons Academies Trust, including Dixons Trinity Chapeltown, a school showcased by the Exemplary Leadership Programme for its approach to professional development. Jon is an ELE with the Derby Research School, speaks regularly at education conferences and is the Lead Facilitator for Deliberate Practice for the National Institute of Teaching.

Cat Scutt MBE, Director for Education and Research, Chartered College of Teaching – A former English teacher, Cat’s roles have since focused on supporting teacher development both online and through face-to-face activities, with a particular focus on development through collaboration and through engagement with research and evidence.  Cat leads on the Chartered College of Teaching’s work around teacher development and certification, including the Chartered Teacher programme, and their research activities and publications, including their award-winning peer-reviewed journal, Impact. She received an MBE for services to education in 2021 and has been a member of several government advisory groups.

Find out more about the Chartered College of Teaching:

  • Early Career Hub – The Early Career Hub is our one-stop shop for trainee teachers, early career teachers, and those involved in supporting, coaching and mentoring those new to the profession.
  • The Chartered College of Teaching & Teacher Tapp Podcast – A collaboration between Teacher Tapp and the Chartered College of Teaching in which we look at hot off the press data on various topics concerning teaching, learning, and teacher development and ask teachers to comment on the findings by reflecting on their own experiences.
  • Early Childhood Hub – The Early Childhood Hub hosts content by, and for, early childhood education practitioners, with a focus on pedagogy and practice in early childhood education.
  • Research Hub – The Research Hub hosts summaries of academic and practitioner research as well as reports that Chartered College of Teaching members have contributed to.  You can also find a list of opportunities to participate in external research projects and access a range of tools to support you in your research engagement journey.
  • Video Hub – The Video Hub hosts short classroom practice videos, filmed in a variety of settings, and recorded interviews with a range of teachers, leaders and educators.  Members will also find, and be able to access, ‘on demand’ recordings of our previous webcasts and events.
  • Impact is the termly journal of the Chartered College of Teaching.  It connects research findings to classroom practice, with a focus on the interests and voices of teachers and educators.  It supports the teaching community by promoting discussion around evidence within the classroom, and enabling teachers to share and reflect on their own use of research.
  • Learning Hub – The Learning Hub is your home for professional learning and development. You will find links to bitesize CPD units and details of other available courses.
  • Chartered Teacher Status is a professional accreditation that recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours of highly accomplished teachers and school leaders, offering a career pathway that is focused on developing and recognising high-quality teaching and leadership practice.  As a professional accreditation, Chartered Status builds on individual practice, priorities and interests and can be undertaken at your own pace, up to three years.


November 23, 2023
4:15 pm
- 5:30 PM