TDT Clusters

TDT Clusters

Flexible, expert support to embed powerful staff development across your group of schools

Schools and Colleges can work together to develop powerful systems of staff development.

When it works well, all the organisations involved benefit from improved reputation and morale as well as a boost in recruitment, retention and outcomes.

The Teacher Development Trust can develop a bespoke package of support and training for your group. We work with Multi-Academy Trusts, Teaching School Alliances, Federations and Local Authorities.

Sir David Carter, national schools commissioner, England

“Our strongest MATs [Multi Academy Trusts] build their improvement strategy through a relentless focus on teaching and leadership development”

“we need to build long-term development plans for staff that help them to understand not only the journey they can make but also how their MAT will help them to navigate it.”

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CPD Audit Tools

Audit, compare and identify strengths and areas for development across the cluster in culture, career and training
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Research & Journal Library

Give access to a vast library of scholarship and expertise with an easy-to-use interface
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Powerful Tools

A comprehensive toolkit to implement evidence-based approaches to leading CPD models, including Lesson Study
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Consultancy & Training

Bespoke on-site training plus accredited training for CPD participants and facilitators

Collaborative development

Powerful CPD models

Tools and training to embed collaborative CPD within and across schools

Many of our clusters give TDT Network membership to every school or college. This gives access to a comprehensive suite of tools to embed Lesson Study – a flexible triad or small group model of development where teachers work together to plan, observe and improve teaching. 

In the above video, Jodie Smith describes how she used TDT support to make the process work effectively.

We also offer accredited training for lesson study participants and leaders in a unique partnership with Sheffield Hallam Institute of Education. In some of our clusters each member school sends a small group of teachers from each school along to the Core Lesson Study training and then send a senior leader from each school attends our Advanced course in leading and facilitating the process.

Research access for your cluster

Research article access

Shared access to a powerful library of expertise within every school

TDT Network schools have access to our enormous research library which includes everything from detailed academic research papers to more accessible summaries and discussion articles written for teachers.

Some of our clusters are embedding research into their subject networks, using our library to give access to journals such as Mathematics Teaching and Primary Geography while supporting their leadership teams with Senior Leadership Today.

Other clusters are using our library to develop a research culture, with access to articles from leading academics such as John Hattie, Dylan Wiliam and Carol Dweck.

Audit your cluster

CPD Audit

Detail diagnostic check of the effectiveness of development procedures and culture

A central part of most bespoke packages is using our digital CPD audit tool. Every school or college in the cluster engages in a self-audit while rolling out our comprehensive staff survey. We provide a dashboard report to identify strengths and areas for development across the cluster.

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