4b – CPD challenges existing beliefs

Meaning – it is important to consider in any CPD activity the existing beliefs and understanding of the participants, and how they can be challenged and developed in a non-threatening way. Within a school, staff should feel that they are regularly questioning their own assumptions and beliefs, and that this is done in an open and constructive way.

What might this look like in practice?

In an organisation, staff frequently share, discuss and debate new evidence and research summaries. All staff, including leaders, regularly share their own examples of how existing beliefs were challenged and refined.

The Culture and Wellbeing section of the Portal goes into more detail about setting up a culture around CPD. It includes further research, resources from TDT and from other schools.

The Focus section of the portal goes into more details about how to ensure CPD is focussed, sustained and iterative.