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.

Free, monthly leadership insights

Get our quickfire summary of everything that leaders of teaching, development and improvement need to know:

  • Policy news
  • Case studies
  • Funding opportunities
  • Actionable research summaries
  • Key events and conferences 

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

What do teachers need to know?

What do teachers need to know?

A guest post for TDT by Pete Foster (@CurricTeamLead), Assistant Headteacher at Bridgwater College Academy, based on his series of blogs. If you could improve one aspect of your knowledge as a teacher, what would it be?  I'm guessing, given current concerns, you...

Leading Teaching Across Trusts: 4 Key Ideas

Leading Teaching Across Trusts: 4 Key Ideas

David Weston, TDT's CEO, reflects on key principles for Trust leaders when thinking about leading for effective teaching quality and collaboration across their schools. Leading great teaching across a trust is a series of puzzles: How do we create a shared consistency...

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