Best Practice

Has your CPD had an impact?

Ensuring your CPD strategies are effective and make a difference is vital. Sarah Coskeran offers some practical advice for evaluating the impact of three common types of CPD.

Evaluating the impact of CPD activities not only allows you to gauge whether or not your professional learning is having a positive impact on student outcomes in your classroom – it can also help to identify the particular elements that can be sustained and shared across school to encourage widespread impact in the longer term. There are some key principles to bear in mind:

Evaluating the impact of CPD on teacher practice is important, but focus primarily on student outcomes and the effect your practice has on these.

Evaluation starts before any activity takes place and continues as long as you maintain that particular change to your practice – helping you understand the impact of your changes and focus your efforts on sustaining these.

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