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Find out how to create a professional development programme that’s tailored to the needs of your staff and your school. Learn how to write a CPD action plan, monitor your CPD, and use our template forms to collect feedback and evaluate the programme's impact.

Identify the needs of your school and your staff

Your CPD programme should be designed to meet the specific needs of your school and your staff, so think about what those needs are before you start.

School needs

Identify and review your school’s priorities, targets, goals and needs using:

Do staff have all the skills they need to meet these needs? Where are the gaps? Ask other senior and middle leaders to help