The Teacher Development Trust has been surveying school leaders about their priorities for CPD and school improvement, with a number of common themes emerging. Ian Campbell looks at the findings and advises on how schools can achieve their goals

What are school leaders prioritising when it comes to school improvement and what are the implications for staff development?

Secondary schools in the UK are facing greater demands and more challenges than ever before. From changing curriculum demands to the continuing rise of academies, Ofsted and ever-growing student numbers, it can be a difficult landscape for leaders to navigate.

It is therefore no surprise that determining a school’s priorities and points of focus for the year ahead is a daunting task to undertake.

What can also prove tricky is being aware of what other leaders across the country are identifying as their future strategic priorities.

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