All change for CPD providers

All change for CPD providers

The environment for CPD providers has never looked more complex. With budget pressures, policy and accountability change, David Weston explores the big challenges for anyone providing training, consultancy and conferences for teachers and school leaders, ahead of the...
CPD and Teacher Autonomy

CPD and Teacher Autonomy

TDT School Programme Leader, Michelle Barker, surveys NFER’s new research and draws out some opportunities for positive change in schools. CPD and Teacher Autonomy Pressures on existing teachers have long been at boiling point. Analysis from the National Foundation...

Is there evidence for CPD?

David Weston is Chief Executive of the Teacher Development and Chair of the Department for Education (England)’s CPD Expert Group. In a notable recent systematic review Filges et al. summarise their findings as “little evidence of the effectiveness of continuing...
What the future holds for CPD

What the future holds for CPD

In her first blog as TDT’s new Head of Education, Maria Cunningham surveys the landscape of CPD policy. What the future holds for CPD… Future policy and research trends “What if we were to put as much effort into developing teachers as we did into...
Engaging Parents as Partners

Engaging Parents as Partners

How can schools build a powerful relationship with parents using strategic thinking about CPD? Parent-school engagement expert, Dr. Kathryn Weston, lays out some evidence-based ideas. Parents remain teachers’ most powerful allies when it comes to ensuring children are...