Low-level disruption can greatly impede students’ progress. Josephine Smith outlines a CPD session to help teachers in your school improve their behaviour management

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This CPD Week explores ways of viewing induction of NQTs more as a foundation for future professional and personal development than a hoop to be cleared

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Elizabeth Holmes discusses the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL), including why it was developed, differences to the current masters-level course and its benefits for teachers and schools

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Elizabeth Holmes examines ways in which the Children’s Workforce Network publication Visions and Principles for Induction can support induction in schools

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Create a culture of CPD at your school using an approach based on CPD for all staff. Julia Upton gives advice on whole-school reviews, micro-skills — including tips on how to be an effective teacher — training for support staff and the development of networks

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The Teacher Learning Academy (TLA), led by the GTCE, is achieving great things in the world of continuing professional development (CPD), according to a recent independent report commissioned by nfer. CPD Week talks to the GTCE’s Sara Morgan, Head of Professional Learning, about the report’s findings

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The quality of an NQTs induction can shape their entire school career, in terms of their CPD. So how can schools ensure NQTs have the best possible introduction to their school? Elizabeth Holmes investigates

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What CPD needs will a teacher have throughout the six distinct stages of their career? This article offers research summaries on the subject

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Does your school encourage innovation within teaching through its CPD? According to the GTCE, most teachers are displaying innovative practice, even though they don’t realise it. This article showcases some best practice

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Have you ever thought of approaching your school’s CPD with an arts focus? Beverley Kirk describes the reflective and creative benefits of teachers coming at their continuing professional development from a different perspective

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A network of CPD leaders visited schools in the US to explore good practice in leadership of professional development. Barbara Dutton, coordinator of the network in Warrington, reports on what the group learned, and describes how they’ve been putting it into action

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Flexibility in postgraduate professional development is allowing increasing numbers of teachers to take a masters in teaching and learning, raising the status of the profession as a whole. This CPD Week looks at some of the current themes in M level study and ways in which schools can encourage staff to find out more

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This CPD Week looks at strategies for getting staff started on professional development portfolios, and explores the various formats they can take 

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Professional development portfolios are the focus of this CPD Week – what they are, why it’s a good idea to implement them in your school, and the possible limitations they pose. Elizabeth Holmes also offers ideas for their structure

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In the second CPD Week to concentrate on cascading information to staff, this issue looks in detail at the methods available to coordinators trying to keep staff up-to-date on essential professional development information

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Induction can be a scary time for newly qualified teachers (NQTs), and a challenging one for those steering them through it. This issue of CPD week gives CPD coordinators advice and ideas on how to give NQTs the most effective early training possible to help them with the rest of their careers

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This free resource is part of a CPD series to help teachers improve learning environments for children, looking at how to design the most effective classroom layouts and seating arrangements

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This free resource is part of a series to help teachers to increase parental involvement in the learning process, in this case encouraging parents to become learning partners

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This free resource is part of a series to help teachers improve learning environments for children, here focusing on the best use of classroom space

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This free resource is part of a CPD series to help teachers improve learning environments for children, here examining the importance of physical factors and conditions within the classroom environment

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This free resource is part of a series to help teachers improve learning environments for children, in this case examining how an effective use of wall display space in classrooms can have a powerful impact on learning

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This free resource is part of a series to help teachers improve learning environments for children, concentrating on what a creative thinking space is and how it can stimulate learning

‘Cascading’ information to staff can help to ensure that you are as effective as possible in your role in professional development

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Early professional development is a crucial issue for CPD leaders to tackle. CPD Week offers tips for getting it right read more

Online learning could enhance and facilitate professional development in your school. CPD Week offers tips to CPD leaders, for making online learning work read more

Induction for NQTs lies at the heart of early professional development. This week we discuss the new guidance NQT induction and what it means for CPD leaders read more

In this issue we explore ways of utilising PLTs to further the development opportunities in your school. We also take a close look at changes in the world of geography teaching and learning.

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This CPD Week we consider how to share staff learning and promote a culture of celebrating achievement. We also take a look at teachers’ main areas of concern as identified by the annual survey of the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)

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Teachers TV is a dynamic resource, tailored specifically to the needs of teachers and other school staff, but how can it work for you and your school? read more

Examining the fundamentals of what the role of CPD coordinator involves is always useful, not least when it comes to the effectiveness of CPD read more

Academic or obscure, instrumental or professionally liberating? CPD Update editor Cliff Jones asks what we can expect the new Master’s degrees for all teachers to look like

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The provision of Master’s-level credits in the PGCE is a significant milestone for the teaching profession, but what are the implications for CPD in schools asks Alison Jackson, ESCalate ITE leader at the University of Cumbria

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All NQTs will now be able to study for a Master’s level qualification. Cliff Jones puts forward three statements to provoke debate on this topic

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‘Pretty scary’. Is this how pupils and students feel when asked questions or when they have to present in class? If so, does it matter and what can teachers do about it? Research by Dr Julie Anderson, academic coordinator for ESCalate, HE Academy Subject Centre for Education, based at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, explains read more

Shiraz Chakera, professional networks manager for the GTCE, describes how the Engage Network has supported early career teachers in coping with a major concern – classroom behaviour

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PE and Sport Today talks to primary link teacher Lorraine Livingstone who, despite the inadequacies of PE training for primary teachers, has become something of a specialist

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Cliff Jones reviews a report revealing the positive impact of postgraduate professional development read more

The relationship between teachers and teaching assistants is a changing one. Angela Youngman investigates and offers guidance to ensure effectiveness

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For Alison Kitson, embarking on a MA meant taking a solitary path, but things have changed since then. She explains the new attitude to one of the most highly regarded forms of CPD

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What helps new teachers feel welcome in a school? Colin Smith looks at the early professional learning (EPL) of teachers, and discusses the key areas to look at when welcoming new teachers into your school, with reference to research in real schools

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How can school leaders and managers create an environment in which highly effective work can take place at all levels and all times? Former deputy head John Jackson suggests an approach. read more

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