Subject specific pedagogy

2c – CPD meets the needs of pupils and teaching staff in relation to subject pedagogy and assessment.

This is a double-weighted criteria.

Meaning – CPD should include time for staff to contextualise their professional learning to their specific subjects. CPD content should include a focus on formative assessment so that teachers can see the impact of their learning and work on their pupils. Generic pedagogy is often insufficient to have the full impact on pupil outcomes.

Examples of what that would mean in practice – 

In school X every input is split into both generic and subject specific. For example, a twilight session focussed on ‘questioning’ and, after some input as a whole school staff body, staff were split into departments and collaborated to contextualise this to their own subjects. Staff were finally expected to target some specific examples for specific pupils they expected to benefit.