Category Archives: CPD in Education

What is effective CPD? I present the latest research, debates and concepts in this fortnightly blog.

Effective Professional Learning Communities: Part 2

Structuring your Professional Learning Community(PLC) meetings In Part 1 we examined the prerequisites for effective professional learning communities. We emphasised the importance of communicating a vision with a view to communicating effectively, building trust and changing cultures. In this post, I … Continue reading

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Effective Professional Learning Communities Part 1

Prerequisites – Culture, Trust, Structure and Communication Professional learning communities (PLC) are an effective method of developing teachers’ and building leadership capacity. They have been around in education for some time (Click here for a series of links to literature on PLCs). … Continue reading

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New Standards for Teacher Development

The Standard for teachers’ professional development, (DFE, 2016) is a welcome document for those of us in education who truly value the significant impact that high quality CPD for teachers can have on pupil outcomes, collective institutional efficacy and professional … Continue reading

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