With huge cost pressures facing schools, making the most of every pound spent on, and every second of staff time dedicated to, CPD is crucial. David Weston offers seven ways you can think about maximising the impact of this enormous investment


In recent analysis, SchoolDash and the Teacher Development Trust (TDT) discovered that, on average, schools’ spending on staff professional development has fallen by more than 40% in real terms since 2018. This fall has been particularly acute in primary schools (Hannay, 2022).




However, this masks the true amount spent on developing staff in schools: the most effective leadership decisions that create real impact and value become clearer when leaders have the full picture. Read on…

Most school leaders have felt significant financial pressure, especially in the last year, with huge additional pressures hitting budgets, particularly around staffing and energy.

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