Best Practice

The Standard for Teachers’ CPD

A new DfE Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development has been published. Chair of the independent group of experts who put the document together, David Weston, looks at what it means for schools and teachers’ CPD

“Every teacher needs to improve, not because they are not good enough, but because they can be even better.” Professor Dylan Wiliam

The new academic year sees a new Standard in place from the Department for Education (DfE) for all schools in England. What does this mean for you, and how can you be ready?

The Standard sets out a clear description of what effective CPD looks like for teachers. To make good practice happen, action must be taken by school leaders, from teachers and from external providers or experts. Only when all three stakeholders act in concert will the CPD have long-term, positive impact on pupils’ learning.

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