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Evaluating your CPD: Am I making a difference yet?

What are the key questions that you should be asking yourself when it comes to designing and evaluating CPD with measurable impact? Maria Cunningham advises

Since forming in 2012, the Teacher Development Trust has visited hundreds of schools around the country to review their CPD practices.

We have seen first-hand how the most effective professional learning can transform teacher practice and improve pupil outcomes. But we appreciate that it can also be a particularly challenging area in which to show measurable progression.

It is crucial for school leaders to justify all areas of spending and CPD is no exception. But we should not just see measuring impact as a means of demonstrating external accountability or value for money. It is also a powerful learning tool in itself.

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