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Approaches to CPD: what is the current thinking?
What is the current thinking on approaches to CPD? In this article, we look at research into effective CPD, as well as articles from The Key on CPD action plans, and developing a CPD programme. You will also find a case study from a teaching school on CPD across schools.
Coaching in schools
Is there information on coaching in schools? This article looks at conditions needed for effective coaching, and elements of effective coaching, citing a range of guidance and CPD Toolkit from The Key. You will also find case studies from schools on their use of coaching.
Continuing professional development (CPD): action plan and programmes
Plan ahead and keep on top of your continuing professional development (CPD) provision with our template action plan. Plus, see how other schools organise their CPD programmes.
Developing a CPD programme
How can we develop a CPD programme? Our associate education experts offer advice on designing and implementing a CPD programme. You will also find KeyDocs for recording qualifications and training needs and surveying staff career aspirations. We also highlight how CPD can boost staff retention.
Disaggregated INSET days
How do disaggregated INSET days work? Schools are free to determine their own arrangements for disaggregating INSET days. This article relays advice from the DfE and ASCL on disaggregated INSET days and looks at examples of their use. We also look at communicating this to staff and parents.
Effective CPD: what does the research suggest?
What does research say about what makes for effective CPD? To help you think about how to make continuing professional development (CPD) in your school more effective, we look at reviews of relevant research, and highlight common themes.
Evaluating the impact of continuing professional development (CPD)
How can I identify the impact of CPD in my school? This article relays advice from one of our associate experts, and points to advice on evaluating continuing professional development (CPD). It also points to further articles from The Key, and the teachers’ professional development standard.
Evaluation of CPD and INSET: proformas
Are there any forms for evaluating CPD courses and INSET training? In this article, you will find downloadable KeyDoc training session evaluation proformas, which we produced with one of our associate experts. We also point to other examples of evaluation forms.
Presenting the impact of a CPD course
How can the impact of a CPD course be clearly presented? We relay advice from 2 of our associate education experts and a teaching school on reporting and presenting the impact of a CPD course. We also link to another of our articles, which looks at evaluating the impact of CPD.
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