Best Practice

Teacher-led, in-school CPD programmes

Teachers working together in-school to improve their classroom practice is an effective and inexpensive form of CPD. With a focus
on the curriculum reforms, Helen Webb discusses her school’s approach

Most schools are facing financial challenges; for many the budget for CPD is limited, yet the expectation to achieve high standards remains.
And with the introduction of the new specifications there has been a greater need for CPD to focus on curriculum content and the assessment changes.

This article discusses inexpensive ideas to support colleagues through these changes in order to maintain high-quality teaching and learning.

In my experience of working closely with staff over the years, I have found that teachers are fairly comfortable in asking for help with particular pedagogical aspects of their practice. However, I have noticed that staff are generally more reluctant to admit that aspects of their own subject knowledge is weak.

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