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Effective Practices in Continuing Professional Development : Lessons from schools, PDF eBook

Effective Practices in Continuing Professional Development : Lessons from schools PDF

Edited by Peter Earley, Vivienne Porritt


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Effective Practices in Continuing Professional Development presents case studies of schools' journeys towards effective CPD practice as part of a TDA national project. It tells the story of the goals set and achieved, and the challenges and successes along the way.

Each case study makes specific reference to the nine factors or approaches to CPD identified in the book as underpinning effective practice.

This includes how a clarity of purpose was established at the outset of CPD activity and how the London Centre for Leadership in Learning's clear and rigorous impact evaluation framework supported and challenged projects to develop their thinking and practice. All of this is contextualised within the wider literature about the successful leadership of CPD and the effective practice of school workforce development.

The editors introduce why effective CPD matters, and conclude with the lessons learnt and ways forward.

Among the many cases provided by leaders in this field, Sara Bubb writes how coaching in a special school was used to make teachers and support staff feel more valued.

John Tandy describes how primary school heads came together with the Local Authority to jointly develop a Leadership Charter that was a summary of effective leadership practice in the Borough.

The book will interest practitioners and professionals who design and develop CPD opportunities and practice within all sectors of education, as well as all working within the strategic leadership of CPD. It also complements the TDA's national development programme for the leadership of CPD by showing how the strategic implications of the nine CPD approaches identified can improve the overall quality and impact of professional development and so enhance the learning for all children and young people.