School Improvement through Professional Development

Summary Report: School Improvement through CPD

In November 2020, the Wellcome Trust and Teacher Development Trust hosted a virtual summit that convened policy makers, school leaders and system-thinkers from across the UK to discuss School Improvement through Professional Development.

The event marked the official launch of the NAHT’s Improving Schools report, which itself is grounded in the thinking that “if the teacher makes the weather, the school creates the climate” (Tim Brighouse). With that report comprising one of many papers used as stimulus for discussion across the day, we invited to consider the following questions:

  • What are the most effective policies to enable teachers in all subjects, contexts and phases to participate in high-quality CPD?

  • What can system leaders and policy makers do to support all schools to create the conditions for professional learning?