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Leading Professional Development in your School

Professional development is critical for school improvement and raising pupil achievement

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

If you are looking to attend a course externally, you may be interested in Leadership Skills for New and Aspiring Middle Leaders.

Suitable for: Senior staff who have a responsibility for professional development

Phases suitable for:

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Special

Course Reference: 8299WW

This course will explore the responsibilities, effects and impact of professional development in your school. By organising and establishing cost-effective professional development, understand how schools can make it an effective tool in school improvement and ensure a positive impact on school performance and pupil achievement.

  • Identify how professional development makes a significant contribution to school improvement
  • Ensure professional development, performance management and school improvement work together
  • Explore how you can make professional development sustainable and cost-effective
  • Recognise areas to prioritise, and how they can be tackled within budget
  • Decide how to monitor, evaluate and report on the effectiveness of professional development


Professional development and school improvement
  • How can you ensure that CPD has a real effect on learning?
  • Establish what you want to achieve through CPD
  • Improve on the present and practical ways of changing perception
Examine ways of organising professional development in your school
  • What activities should form part of professional development?
  • Maintain and develop links with sources of professional learning
  • Prioritise key areas and tackle within tight budgets – purpose of staff audits
Monitor, evaluate and report on effective professional development
  • Who are you reporting to? Why is reporting important? Making sure each activity counts
  • What is your measure of success – what does success look like in your school?
  • Integrate professional development, performance management and school improvement
Innovation in school and using technology for CPD
  • Explore some examples of the best use of IT in schools
  • Encouraging innovation and making activities outstanding
  • Ten ways of using technology to improve staff involvement
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