Should we develop teacher’s mindset before we consider CPD?

Miss Wards Blog

Recently there have been many discussions across twitter revolving around staff CPD. Several of these discussions looked at the best CPD staff have ever experienced, with the agreement being that many whole staff Inset days are seen as irrelevant and had little impact on teachers performance in the classroom beside one or two exceptions to the rule. There were many varying suggestions but the consensus being that CPD needs to be personalised to the needs of the school, staff and the pupils within the school.

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I am fortunate enough to work in a school that has a coaching programme focussing on five broad areas each half term (Assessment for Learning, Behaviour for Learning, Challenge & Differentiation, Engagement & Motivation and Evidence into Practice). Members of staff get to select area they go into and choose within that area what they work on. This has improved the standards of teaching and…

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