“Teachers in England don’t value CPD”


I have a confession to make, namely to a guilty feeling of relief when I realised that a clash of engagements would result in my missing the next staff training event. Not surprising, I hear you say. After all, who wants to listen someone droning on about some fad, with no real evidence backing it up, which staff will be expected to introduce into their lessons forthwith? Who wants to hear a load of “Ofsted wants this” and “Ofsted wants that”? Who wants to watch yet another video clip on the lines of Shift Happens? Yet CPD where I currently work is not like that. The organisers work hard to make it meaningful. No one is forced to implement fads. No one lectures us constantly about what Ofsted are suppose to want. We are encouraged to look at research based evidence and develop ideas which we could adapt to our classroom practice. We discuss what we have…

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Full time teacher for over 30 years - last 9 years as Head of Department. Broadly traditional - I support the idea of core knowledge - but disagree with scripted lessons! All views my own
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