CPD: Goodbye & Good Riddance (part one)

Teaching it Real


The funding crisis hitting our schools is going to have serious negative consequences. Teachers are facing redundancies as class sizes soar. Pupils are being offered fewer choices of subjects and many A level classes will see their contact time cut. Budgets are slashed, subjects aren’t resourced and buildings are crumbling. It is hard to make a silk purse from this particular sow’s ear but I think I may have found the light at the end of the tunnel, the silver lining to the cloud. CPD budgets will be reduced.

Please don’t misunderstand me. I think that our professional development is vitally important. In fact, I can think of nothing more important for ensuring the quality of teaching and learning. In the past however, I am not at all convinced that CPD has actually done very much to achieve this noble goal. CPD from paid for external providers have, on the…

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