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CPD for school support staff

Teacher development is a clear priority for the most effective schools, but how do you ensure that your support staff aren’t missing out on vital CPD? Bridget Clay advises

At the Teacher Development Trust we work with schools all over the country developing how they implement and run CPD.

Over the last few years we have seen real improvements, with teachers having more access to evidence-informed ideas, and more participation in CPD that is really focused on students and learners.

However, CPD for support staff in most cases lags behind the CPD for teaching staff. It is not uncommon to see:

Of course there are major differences when considering the professional learning of non-teaching staff compared to teaching staff. These differences often come with real challenges, some of which are listed below:

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