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CPD leadership: What I wish I’d known back then…

Ariana Wells considers how she might have improved the CPD initiatives she designed as a teacher and school leader if she’d known back then what she knows now about effective professional development...
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I have spent the best part of 16 years navigating the intricacies of classroom dynamics, laying the groundwork for my journey into the realm of CPD leadership.

During this time I took on a variety of whole-school professional development roles which presented me with uncharted territories, challenges, and a steep learning curve around leadership and culture.

I now work as a curriculum designer at the Teacher Development Trust (TDT) and have recently been immersed in the development of our NPQ suite – recently judged outstanding by Ofsted.

This experience has led me to reflect on what could have magnified the impact of the CPD initiatives I designed when in school – had I known then what I know now!

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