Will you make CPD a priority in 2017? Bridget Clay offers five new year’s resolutions for your CPD – whether you are a teacher, a middle or a senior leader

Despite the cold and dark, January can be a good time to reflect and plan for the rest of the academic year, but also for 2017 as a whole. Whether you are a teacher, middle or senior leader, below are some suggested small tweaks, and bigger changes, you can make this year in your own and your school’s professional learning to help pupils and practice in 2017.

But why focus on professional learning for the new year? Why should staff development be a top priority for you and your leadership team? First, great development and a supportive environment can reduce staff turnover, improve morale and reduce stress. By investing in support and development, you can reduce long-term costs and the headache and stress of recruitment.

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