Lesson Study


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The Teacher Development Trust Network is a collaborative partnership of schools and colleges committed to innovation and improvement in staff professional development. By engaging in existing evidence to develop world-class practitioner research, our members work together to improve, share and promote highly effective, evidence-based practice across the network and beyond.

Membership is a powerful tool for sustainable, staff-led improvement. Our Network includes schools and colleges with world-leading reputations for outstanding professional development as well as schools and colleges that are just at the start of their journey – it is a network that can support you no matter what your level of experience.

At the heart of the TDT Network is the idea that the best professional development occurs when teachers collaboratively plan lessons and observe and reflect on the effect of the teaching activities on learners. For this reason, all members of the Network are supported to implement Lesson Study, a system of sustained collaborative teacher enquiry.

What else does membership include?

As well as a detailed annual audit, Network members also receive:

  • A detailed audit of your CPD practices, culture and leadership, with a leadership self-audit, an anonymous survey of all members of staff and an optional accreditation visit which could lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold award.
  • Full-text access to over 1800 education research journals
  • Frequent opportunities to network and share ideas with likeminded schools and colleges across the country
  • The chance to meet, influence and inform policy makers through our advocacy and policy work

Find out more about the Network here.

“Just working my way through TDT resources. Wow, mind blowing! Really looking forward to the journey.” @LeadingLearner – Headteacher, St. Mary’s Catholic College, Blackpool “The NTEN framework represents a vision for what outstanding professional learning could be like in every school. It’s the way to go. ” Tom Sherrington, Headteacher, King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford