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Concern over 13,000 schools which struggle with CPD

Research this week reveals that 13,000 schools are struggling to develop their teachers, not least due to financial pressures. David Weston explains.

Research from the Teacher Development Trust (TDT), an independent national charity for teachers’ professional development, has raised concerns that the outcomes of children and young people in England are being negatively impacted by the barriers facing the professional development of our teachers.

The Trust’s Annual Report findings, launched at the Houses of Parliament on Monday (June 30), reveal that despite 83.6 per cent of schools stating that the CPD of staff directly affects student attainment, 53.4 per cent (the equivalent of 13,000 schools) have found it harder to meet teachers’ development needs in the past 12 months because of financial pressures on the school. The figure rises to 60 per cent for secondary schools.

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