Best Practice Focus: Creating an effective CPD culture across your school

In this free Best Practice Focus download, school principal Ben Solly outlines his school's approach to CPD and how they have created the conditions in which all staff can thrive

High-quality professional development within a high-challenge, low-risk environment is at the heart of effective schools. In this Best Practice Focus, principal Ben Solly outlines his strategies to create the conditions in which teachers can thrive, including a focus on autonomy, culture, collaboration and wellbeing.

He outlines the three core pieces of education research evidence that he has put at the heart of his strategies before going on to explain how his approaches work in practice and the impact they have had.

Themes include teacher motivation, autonomy, mastery and purpose, professional capital, and the school environment.

Specific strategies outlined include developmental lesson observations, personal improvement planning, the CPD programme, professional reading, and the school's Workload and Wellbeing Charter.

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