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Bibliography: reports in the public domain, and articles in academic journals

Research reports in the public domain


  • Spicer, D. E., Crawford, M., Earley, P., James, C., Bubb, S., Furniss, R., Jones, J., Nelson, R. and Wood, E. (2014). Effectively managing headteacher performance. London: DfE.

  • Bubb, S (2011) Outward-facing Schools: the impact of the Sinnott Fellowship London: DFE-RR139

  • Earley, P, Nelson, R, Higham, R, Bubb, S, Porritt, V and Coates, M (2011) Experiences of New Headteachers in Cities Nottingham: NCSL

  • Bubb, S and Earley, P (2009) What do we know about school workforce development? A summary of findings from recent TDA-funded research projects London: Institute of Education

  • Bubb, S, Earley, P and Hempel-Jorgensen, A (2009) Staff Development Outcomes Study London: Institute of Education TDA website

  • Earley, P, Weindling, D, Bubb, S, Evans, J and Glen, M (2008) Evaluation of the Future Leaders Pilot Programme Nottingham: NCSL

  • Bubb, S and Earley, P (2008) From self-evaluation to school improvement: the importance of effective staff development Reading: CfBT research report

  • Totterdell M, Woodroffe, L, Bubb, S and Hanrahan, K (2003) How Newly Qualified Teachers Induction Programmes Enhance Teacher Expertise, Professional Development, Job Satisfaction or Retention Rates: a Systematic Review of Research Literature on Teacher Induction London: Teacher Training Agency-EPPI Centre

  • Totterdell, M, Heilbronn, R, Bubb, S and Jones, C (2002) Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Statutory Arrangements for the Induction of Newly Qualified Teachers Research brief and report No338 DfES: London


Journal articles – academic


  • Bubb, S. and Earley, P. (2014). 'Data and inquiry driving school improvement: developments in England'. Journal of Educational, Cultural and Psychological Studies, 2014 (9), 163-180.

  • Bubb, S. (2013). 'Vodenje profesionalnega razvoja'. VODENJE v vzgoji in izobraževanju, 2013 (3), 15-30.

  • Bubb, S. and Earley, P. (2013). 'The use of training days: finding time for teachers’ professional development'. Educational Research, 55 (3), 236-248.

  • Earley, P. and Bubb, S. (2013). 'A Day in the Life of New Headteachers: Learning from Observation'. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 41 (6).

  • Bubb, S (2012) Methodological issues around evaluation: how do we know what difference professional development activities make?  Journal of Educational, Cultural and Psychological Studies, 6, 33-54.

  • Bubb, S (2010) 'The Sinnott Fellowship: embedding an outward-facing philosophy in schools' Education Review, 22 (2), 5-16

  • Bubb, S and Earley, P (2009) 'Leading staff development for school improvement', School Leadership and Management, Vol 29, No1, pp23-37

  • Earley, P, Evans, J, Weindling, D, and Bubb, S (2009) ‘Future Leaders: the way forward?’ School Leadership and Management, Vol 29, No3, pp295-306

  • Bubb, S (2007) The Impact of Induction on Newly Qualified Teachers in England BERA paper http://wwwleedsacuk/educol/documents/167744doc

  • Bubb, S and Earley P (2006) ‘Induction rites and wrongs: the ‘educational vandalism’ of new teachers’ professional development Journal of In-service Education, Vol 32, No 1, March 2006, pp 5–12

  • Bubb, S, Earley, P and Totterdell, M (2005) ‘Accountability and responsibility: ‘Rogue’ school leaders and the induction of new teachers in England’ The Oxford Review of Education Vol 31, no 2, pp251-268

  • Bubb, S (2003) ‘From Training to Induction – fasten your seatbelts, there will be turbulence’ Education 3-13, Vol 31, no 2, pp19-25

  • Heilbronn, R, Jones, C, Bubb, S and Totterdell, M (2002) ‘School-based induction tutors: a challenging role’ School Leadership and Management, Vol 22, Number 4, pp 371-387

  • Jones, C, Bubb, S, Totterdell, M and Heilbronn, R (2002) ‘Re-assessing variability of induction for Newly Qualified Teachers: statutory policy and schools’ provision’ Journal of In-service Education

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