Providing continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities within school walls can have huge benefits, says headteacher Neil Berry

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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 to increase parental involvement in the learning process, here looking at the benefits of developing a formal whole-school policy to encourage parental participation

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This free resource is part of a series to help teachers to increase parental involvement in the learning process, here exploring why communication is at the heart of engaging parents

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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 looking at how to best utilise parents who are keen to become involved in their children’s school

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This free resource is part of a CPD series to help increase parental involvement in the learning process, in this instance presenting a case study where partnerships with parents are a central focus for one school

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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

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This free resource provides ideas on how to empower teachers to take control of their own professional growth, helping to ensure that CPD is an ongoing part of day-to-day school life

‘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

What purpose does professional learning have in your school? Does it fulfil its purpose or is there a disparity between the ideal and the reality? This week we take a close look at these issues with a view to preparing for the next academic year read more

We explore the possibilities of career intelligence through this week’s practical tips read more

We explore the purposes of impact evaluation and what it might look like in schools read more

CPD Week looks at opportunities to support school staff holistically, through effective structures for professional development

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This week we offer solutions for overcoming any such blocks so that you can continue through the year developing your practice as an unhindered CPD leader read more

CPD Week explores the new professional standards for teachers, linking them directly to professional development agendas in schools, around the key themes of professional and personalised learning read more

If you want to take an informal look at progress in CPD management in your school, here are some key questions to ask yourself read more

As we begin 2008, what are the essentials for carrying out our responsibilities for professional learning in schools? CPD Week provides the answers read more

CPD Week looks at ways to promote the generation of ideas for staff development read more

There are many features of good CPD in schools which can help to facilitate maximum engagement, but what about the challenges of policy and delivery that face us now? read more

There’s no doubt that when it comes to personal and professional development it is essential to nurture reflection and reflexivity, but what exactly do they mean? read more

This week we venture into the realms of CPD policy review and offer practical tips on how to achieve this effectively read more

Following the publication of a recent Ofsted report focusing on the reform and development of the workforce, we explore how schools might usefully take this further to maximise potential for staff development read more

Considering that inspection is an inevitable dimension of school life it seems logical to grab it as an opportunity rather than dread it as an ordeal read more

It is likely that you will find a mismatch between the development needs of staff regarding CPD for SEN and the resources available to you read more

With the increasing emphasis on personalised learning, CPD Week investigates some innovative use of VLEs in Essex, plus we look at the new professional standards

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The sharing of skills and experiences with colleagues can be a rich vein of potential learning opportunities and, in the right environment, is surprisingly easy to promote 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

What happens when all the pupils and staff at a school read the same book at the same time, and what impact can this kind of whole-school project have on CPD? Lesley Hutchison explains

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With a more creative and flexible secondary curriculum on the horizon, Rebecca Patterson and Debra Kidd explore what it could mean for CPD read more

What impact will Every Child Matters have on CPD in schools? According to Steven Coombs and Mike Calvert, it will be huge; and schools need to be ready read more

Our European neighbours do education differently – with different starting ages, reading levels, varied approaches to the curriculum and assessment, extremes of class size and funding. What can we learn? Dave Weston shares his experience read more

Headteacher Neil Berry explains how Brampton Manor in East London – described by Ofsted in December 1999 as having ‘serious weaknesses’ – was turned into the fully inclusive, successful school it is today

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Alison Kitson, programme leader in CPD at the TDA, discusses the kinds of questions that you might wish to ask if you were beginning to draw up a role specification for a leader or director of professional learning

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Cliff Jones presents a discussion activity that could also help you construct policy read more

Cliff Jones explores the problematic issues involved in ‘learning from our own professional learning’

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

The Teacher Learning Academy provides a structure for rigorous professional development. Dr Anne Jasman, policy adviser with the GTCE and her colleague Sara Morgan, head of professional learning, national partnerships and quality, describe the opportunities available. read more

Many terms and concepts are in the air as the new CPD strategy emerges. Cliff Jones offers some definitions and poses some questions to stimulate discussion, and Ken Jones of the Swansea Institute responds read more

Working to meet the standards laid down by Investors in People (IIP) is an effective way of raising standards and improving staff morale, argues former head Roger Smith. read more

Do mistakes and critical professional learning go together? Should we plan for evaluation? Cliff Jones presents a list of questions to encourage reflection. read more

An effective professional development system is essential for your setting. Steve Mynard explains how to set one up. read more

The Welsh Assembly Government has taken a lead on recognising the individual professional needs of teachers. Gary Brace, chief executive, General Teaching Council for Wales, explains. read more

In November 2006, education writer and former head Roger Smith looked at the new draft performance management guidelines and what they might mean for schools. read more

Forthcoming changes will require education professionals to engage with and influence policy. Cliff Jones presents a framework to help CPD leaders develop a comprehensive approach to these challenges. read more

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