Small Goals, Big Impact


Matt Tiplin, the VP of ONVU Learning and former MAT senior leader, teacher and Ofsted inspector emphasises that small, attainable goals in teacher development enhance education quality, contrasting big changes with incremental improvements. 


In the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, educational focus is growing due to economic diversification. For instance, the UAE education market is projected to grow by 9.45% in four years. 


Small-scale professional development, like regular workshops and self-reflection, can effectively improve teaching, helping teachers adapt and support diverse student needs. 


This approach, inspired by Sir Dave Brailsford’s marginal gains philosophy in British Cycling, fosters sustainable growth and addresses challenges in recruiting and retaining teachers, especially in a competitive market.