1 Jul '14

News Schools cutting staff development amid cash pressures

Tight budgets are limiting teacher development, but schools could choose provision more smartly, says David WestonOver half of schools have found it harder to give teachers the professional development they need in the past year because of financial pressures. That's around 13,000 schools who, according to the 1,020 school leaders surveyed for the Teacher Development Trust, are struggling to ensure every member of staff has access to effective and sustainable development. The consequences will undoubtedly affect outcomes for students: over eight in ten schools says continued professional development (CPD) for staff has a direct impact on pupil attainment.This was just one of the findings from our new report, which also includes our vision for the future of professional development in schools and a series of policy recommendations. Continue reading...

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