University of Buckingham Masters Module: Leading Teacher Development


How can you make sure the professional development in your setting is evidence-informed?

How can you support your colleagues to improve?

How can you measure the impact of professional development and make sure it has a positive impact on pupil outcomes?

The Leading Teacher Development Module developed by David Weston and The Teacher Development Trust will provide a route into the evidence-informed leadership of teacher development. It will draw on expertise from across the sector and TDT’s work with hundreds of schools to help you ensure that the professional development you are planning is mapped to evidence and has a positive impact on pupil outcomes. You will have the opportunity to collaborate and share your reflections with like-minded professionals and course leaders throughout the course.

This module comprises four units that will draw on both practical experience and the use and application of professional research.  In the first unit, students will critically evaluate and synthesise relevant literature on teacher development design and leadership to inform subsequent module tasks. In the second unit, students will devise a work-based enquiry to explore the current effectiveness of teacher professional development in their setting. Students will then apply change management principles and flexible evaluation methods to design a teacher development project for the following academic year. In the final unit, students will critically reflect on their professional learning experience. Study in this module culminates in a 6,000-word professional portfolio which will be formally assessed. This module takes two terms to complete and requires in-school practice.

Find out more about our module from TDT CEO, David Weston.