Vibrant, research-rich staffrooms at the heart of school improvement

Unlock high quality, research-informed teaching

Use TDT training and toookits for Pedagogical Coaching and Teacher Research Inquiry to engage your staff in the most powerful development that improves quality and consistency.

A buzzing, engaged staff-room

Transform the staff culture in your school, creating a school where teachers and TA’s are spontaneously and enthusiastically discussing pedagogy and research, collaborating to build the quality of practice in every classroom.

I feel the approach to CPD of ALL staff has become more strategically aligned with the school’s development plan

Improvement with traction

We help you use approaches that have both rapid and long-term impact, avoiding endless sticking-plasters and morale-sapping initiatives that lose traction.

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Improve & Build

Three keys to a culture of where everyone gets better 

Insight & Improvement

Get a detailed picture of barriers and enablers to development and improvement. Our CPD Audit and 365-day coaching support package connects you to experts, peers and the best tools and case studies.

Learn & Lead

Training in leadership of development & improvement for senior and middle managers across your school or trust. Empower a culture of development, driven at every level, aligned with the latest research.

Collaborate & Coach

Launch powerful projects in Collaborative Lesson Research and Pedagogical Coaching – within and across schools.

Zara Blakemore, Hatfield Academy

Being involved in this programme has been reassuring, supportive and has provided our school with direction and clarity on the academy’s CPD priorities

Paul Scraggs, Norbriggs Primary School

“I feel much more confident in delivering sustainable CPD that makes a difference and the project with yourselves has had a huge impact in shaping my approach to CPD.”

Bernadette Kaye, South Shore Academy

I feel the approach to CPD of ALL staff has become more strategically aligned with the school’s development plan

Professional Development for Early Years Staff webinar video

Professional Development for Early Years Staff webinar video

The evidence for investing in the development of early years staff is clear. Better qualified staff help babies and young children develop and learn, with impacts that last into primary school, secondary school, and adulthood. Imagine how much more children could...

NPQ in Practice webinar video

NPQ in Practice webinar video

In our free webinar video recorded on 29th June 2022, join TDT's Head of Delivery, Bethan Hindley, TDT Director of Education, Gareth Conyard and current NPQLT participant, Sarah Dunsby for a panel discussion on NPQ career pathways, changes to leadership approach,...

Diagnosing Need and CPD Planning webinar video

Diagnosing Need and CPD Planning webinar video

This free webinar video recorded on 27th June 2022 features a Q&A with a panel of experienced school and thought leaders sharing their experiences of embedding effective CPD strategies. https://vimeo.com/731043706/1c4f1a1c54 TDT Network Membership Interested in...

CPD Leadership Clinic webinar video

CPD Leadership Clinic webinar video

Watch TDT CEO, David Weston's CPD Leadership Clinic webinar video from 14th June 2022. David explores and discusses effective approaches to CPD planning and takes questions from the audience. https://vimeo.com/721397025/31b028e56d TDT Network Membership Interested in...

Taking the next step: qualify as an executive school leader

Taking the next step: qualify as an executive school leader

All about the new NPQ in Executive Leadership If you’ve been a headteacher or a head of school, you may be considering taking the next step in your career and learning to lead across a group of schools as an Executive Leader. If so, the government now fully funds* the...

TDT Smart, Heart, Humble Week w/c 27th June 2022

TDT Smart, Heart, Humble Week w/c 27th June 2022

Join us for a week of great activities to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Teacher Development Trust. Our 'Smart, Heart, Humble' week will include: Diagnosing Need and CPD Planning, free webinar, Monday 27th June at 4pm: TDT CEO, David Weston, TDT Expert Advisor,...

National Thank A Teacher Day 2022, 26th May 2022

National Thank A Teacher Day 2022, 26th May 2022

For National Thank A Teacher Day 2022 TDT NPQ Facilitation Lead, Joanna Jukes gives thanks to an inspirational teacher. With his dry wit and a penchant for chalk and talk, Mr Coull was my teacher inspiration. I feel so privileged to have been taught by him...

National Thank A Teacher Day 2022, 26th May 2022

National Thank A Teacher Day 2022, 26th May 2022

TDT Expert Advisor, Sharon Ealing gives thanks to a fantastic teacher for National Thank A Teacher Day 2022. Thanks to Mrs Hitchco, one of my Primary school teachers, she was the first to inspire my love of reading. We had very few books at home and very rarely heard...

National Thank A Teacher Day 2022, 26th May 2022

National Thank A Teacher Day 2022, 26th May 2022

For National Thank A Teacher Day 2022, TDT's Head of Partnerships, Ejike Agubor thanks an inspirational teacher. The trombone. What a brilliant musical instrument. It has such a unique sound, and to think I would never have discovered it had it not been for the...

National Thank A Teacher Day 2022, 26th May 2022

National Thank A Teacher Day 2022, 26th May 2022

For National Thank A Teacher Day 2022, TDT Expert Advisor, Kat Howard gives her gratitude to a wonderful teacher. I think we spend a great deal of time during childhood figuring out how we are the same and how we are different from one another and I was no exception....

National Thank A Teacher Day 2022, 26th May 2022

National Thank A Teacher Day 2022, 26th May 2022

National Thank A Teacher Day 2022 is on Thursday 26th May. TDT's Director of Education, Gareth Conyard gives thanks to an inspirational teacher. Mr Walker was THAT teacher for me. The one we all remember. The one that transformed the way that I thought about myself...

National Thank A Teacher Day 2022, 26th May 2022

National Thank A Teacher Day 2022, 26th May 2022

With National Thank A Teacher Day 2022 approaching (26th May), TDT’s Communication and Partnership Manager, Matt Dean gives thanks to a great teacher who had a real impact on him. I had the pleasure of being taught Geography by Rob Moorhouse in Year 8 at Therfield...

What to expect from the NPQs – why sign up with TDT?

What to expect from the NPQs – why sign up with TDT?

National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) have been around for nearly two decades but have recently had an overhaul.  What has changed and what can you expect if you sign-up to do an NPQ with TDT? First, the wider context. The transformation of NPQs has...

5 Reasons to Attend the TDT Network Annual Conference 2022

5 Reasons to Attend the TDT Network Annual Conference 2022

The TDT Network is a community of schools dedicated to developing and striving towards world-class, evidence-informed professional learning and for the past 10 years this flagship event has offered a rare opportunity for like-minded CPD leaders to come together to...

Stress, anxiety and developing our teachers

Stress, anxiety and developing our teachers

Stressed? Overwhelmed? Anxious? If we are to put in place a schools recovery plan to help teaching staff and leaders, we need to know what challenges we are addressing and how to address them. TDT's Director of Education, Gareth Conyard reflects on wellbeing and CPD....

Stress Awareness Month 2022: Personal Reflections

Stress Awareness Month 2022: Personal Reflections

April is ‘Stress Awareness Month’. I have never fully accepted the virtue of designating a month (or a week or a day) to a specific theme. Or rather, I get the idea is to raise awareness, but the risk is that it becomes a tokenistic thing, a way of looking...

A personal reflection: diary from inside a TDT NPQLT

A personal reflection: diary from inside a TDT NPQLT

Sarah Dunsby, Head of Geography at Bushey Meads School, embarked on her TDT NPQLT this autumn with our delivery partner Shared Learning Trust. Here, she shares with us her diary recording her experiences and reflections so far; and how the TDT NPQLT curriculum and...

My NPQ for Leading Teaching (NPQLT) experience so far…

My NPQ for Leading Teaching (NPQLT) experience so far…

Sarah Dunsby, Head of Geography at Bushey Meads School tells TDT about her experiences on our National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT) so far. Why did you choose to take a National Professional Qualification with the Teacher Development Trust?...

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