CPD to support remote teaching & the use of ed-tech has become commonplace during the pandemic. Maria Cunningham advises on how schools should approach using CPD programmes to develop effective remote teaching practice


It cannot be said enough that schools have been incredible at recently adapting so rapidly to learning in a remote context, amid huge uncertainty, change and unsettling circumstances. The past year has created enormous new challenges for leaders.

One small silver lining is that the dramatic uptake in ed-tech tools and online learning platforms offers us a powerful opportunity to sustain the newly elevated role of technology in education.

However, we must be careful to ensure that demand for quick wins and rapid transition does not create an overemphasis on products, platforms and policies, as opposed to supporting teachers to develop and to sustainably embed what might be new and unfamiliar strategies.

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