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Top 10 tips for… Brightening up your school training days

Planning, preparing and delivering CPD and training days is one of the most crucial tasks for many senior and middle leaders in schools – but how do you keep them fresh, engaging, and relevant for all teaching staff? Suzanne O’Connell offers 10 ideas
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There are a lot of demands on your allocated training days and CPD sessions. Keeping staff up-to-date on safeguarding issues, introducing new initiatives, focusing on teaching and learning research and approaches – it all takes time.

You also want to ensure that there is opportunity for different groups to meet and some individual preparation time for your staff, too. It can be easy to become complacent and to find yourself stuck using the same form of delivery, with staff quickly glazing over and thinking about their holidays or what they are having for dinner instead. Here are 10 ideas.


1, Think it through & keep it relevant

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