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The Duston School has seen big improvements in staff wellbeing and retention, as well as pupil performance, by providing an environment where staff can take charge of their own development. See how it was done, and how you can do it too.

Professional development plays a crucial role in staff wellbeing, as shown in research from Ofsted. The DfE’s staff wellbeing charter also includes access to CPD as a vital element.

One approach to CPD that schools have reported as causing a significant uplift in workplace wellbeing is helping staff to follow their own individual development needs and interests. 

The Duston School is one of these schools. Below, we explain how it has improved staff wellbeing and pupil outcomes by taking an individualised approach to professional development.

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