DfE CPD Standard

“Every teacher needs to improve, not because they are not good enough, but because they can be even better.” Dylan Wiliam In July 2016, the Department for Education published a new Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development for all schools in England. The...

Getting involved in large scale research

There are many benefits to getting involved in wider research. Help with research – inviting a junior researcher in to help your teams get started with their research can be a very useful activity. Contribute to wider research that will benefit your school and...

CPD is aligned to Development Plans

Effective professional development has a powerful impact on pupil outcomes and should be a driver behind meeting targets on the school development plan. However, often individual teachers feel that the school development plan is in conflict with their own professional...

Funding CPD

It is very hard to compare spending on CPD, partly as schools will vary in their allocations of what is ‘CPD’ (e.g. is cover included?). This link gives an indication of previous year’s spending but by no means is a guide. Value for Money. This is...