School leaders will likely be aware that there is no statutory requirement for teachers in England to participate in career-long professional development.
Unlike other professions such as doctors, lawyers and accountants, who must log their annual hours to retain their licences, a teacher in this country can theoretically drift through their entire career without formally learning anything new or updating their practice at all.
The good news is that according to the 2018 TALIS (Teaching and Learning International Survey) results, a practitioner being completely devoid of CPD is rare – with 97 per cent of secondary teachers having completed some sort of CPD in the past year (Jerrim & Sims, 2019).
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