In his first major speech as education secretary, Michael Gove spoke of his plans to make changes to training for teachers and school leaders. This week we explore exactly what those changes may entail and the shape of school leadership and professional learning to come

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Relatively little is known about the coalition’s precise plans for education at this stage. What we do know, however, are the grand narrative themes: for example, the intention to give schools greater freedom over teaching. Such regime shifts demand our close attention, so this CPD Update imagines what the impact of this may be on professional learning in schools

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Whatever happens to education policy over the coming months, there’s a feature of schools which will always need to prevail: creativity. The message needs to be clear – without creativity, education is lifeless. This issue we look at ways of ensuring that creativity remains a priority for professional learning in your school

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The excitement of the election campaign may be over, but the future path for education hasn’t yet been revealed. So at this stage of uncertainty, what message do we want to give politicians on professional learning in our schools?

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What do the four main parties (Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Green) have to say about education?

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A new report from Ofsted appears to confirm what many teachers will already be well aware of: professional development which is owned by teachers is important for performance at work. But what else do we need to be aware of?

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Conversations about leaders, leading and leadership are always worth having, if they help to refocus minds on the skills and talents we need to have in influential positions in our schools and other institutions. As the new term begins, we take a thoughtful look at what makes a leader and what that tells us about professional learning

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Evaluating the impact of professional learning is a significant dimension to CPD coordination, yet it is often overlooked. This week we offer some practical strategies for attempting impact evaluation to help you focus your resources more effectively.

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What can we learn from this personalised learning which might usefully be applied to professional learning in schools? This issue we identify precisely what can be transferred from personalised learning to enhance CPD in your school

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CPD Week explores ways of ensuring that support staff are included in approaches to CPD so that no-one has the notion that they are on the bottom of the professional learning heap.

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This issue is about acknowledging that learning can take place at any time (ie not just when the learner is on a formal course), and gives tips on encouraging staff to develop a mindset that allows learning to take place on a daily basis

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Offers info on the legal requirements for CPD for SENCOs and advice on using CPD to improve SEN provision practised by other members of staff

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This edition of CPD Week is about planning professional learning in order to navigate future challenges, with a particular focus on creativity

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This issue is about encouraging staff to review what they have learned during the Autumn term, in order to help embed this learning in their practice

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This issue we explore some of the time management methods that might usefully support school staff in freeing up space for professional and personal learning

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Sustainable CPD was the theme of last week’s fifth annual CPD Update national one-day conference in London. This issueI take a whistle-stop tour of the themes and topics that were the burning issues of the day

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Elizabeth Holmes explores ideas for putting community cohesion at the heart of all the professional learning that your school undertakes

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This issue of CPD Week explores some of the possibilities open to school staff for keeping professional learning journals

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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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Ofsted inspection has a brave new look for this season: quietly understated, with subtleties in shade and tone which are well worth examining closer

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Elizabeth Holmes speaks to Catherine Fitt, the National College’s strategic director for children’s services, to find out what their remit changes will mean for CPD in schools

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Elizabeth Holmes discusses the health and happiness of members of school staff, and why they are essential to a successful CPD programme

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Take the opportunity of the new term to examine your role as CPD coordinator, including what your key professional development focus should be and how to enrich the role as a whole

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CPD Week speaks to the GTCE about the new code of conduct and practice for teachers

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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 discusses the best way to reflect on your year at school and how to turn your experiences into positive changes in the future

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This issue we take a look at ways of bringing governors into the fold when it comes to CPD and improving professional skills

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CPD Week examines how to make sure that all members of staff, particularly support staff, receive professional learning opportunities

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Teachers’ wellbeing and self-worth are of paramount importance if they are to nurture similar confidence in their pupils. Elizabeth Holmes discusses what steps can be taken to support this important area of CPD

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CPD Week offers ideas for making sure that community cohesion is understood and prioritised equally by all your members of school staff

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Elizabeth Holmes continues her focus on CPD aspects of student voice, in CPD Week

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Student voice is the subject of this CPD Week, as Elizabeth Holmes discusses the CPD preparation necessary behind making student voice work as a process

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CPD Week discusses the latest professional thinking regarding the personalisation agenda and personalised learning, and how to encorporate this important issue into CPD

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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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As we begin the final term of the school year, Elizabeth Holmes offers eight top tips to help CPD coordinators refresh their policy and give the professional learning at their school a boost

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How can your school become more open when it comes to CPD and professional learning, in terms of the access and sharing of ideas? CPD Week here includes five top tips on sharing CPD

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Is personal emotional wellbeing a priority concern for you and the teachers at your school? Identifying and controlling negative stress is an important part of continuous professional development (CPD), as Elizabeth Holmes explains

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Elizabeth Holmes discusses a finanically sustainable approach to teachers’ continuing professional development

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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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CPD Week looks at how professional learning might support staff goals and aspirations for moving onwards and upwards in their career

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In this issue of CPD Week, Elizabeth Holmes examines the role of evaluation of professional development in supporting other activities and ways of maximising its use

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‘Doing’ learning is only one stage of the process. In order to know how useful it might be for us, we need to evaluate it. This ebulletin explores how to start thinking about the evaluation of professional learning

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Elizabeth Holmes looks further into the links between professional development and behaviour, focusing specifically on children with special educational needs and/or disabilities

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Sir Alan Steer’s interim report on behaviour is the springboard for this week’s focus: the links between professional development, teaching and learning, and behaviour

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Teaching assistants need fresh ways of approaching CPD , so that they have the chance to grow and learn in line with other members of your school’s community. CPD Week looks at CPD for TAs

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Following on from her initial look at how to create an ideal learning culture at your school, Elizabeth Holmes looks deeper at how to follow it through and align a sustainable learning culture with your school’s other priorities

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A supportive learning culture among staff, mutual respect and motivational development for everyone! That needn’t be just a ‘blue sky’ dream. In the first of a CPD Week series, Elizabeth Holmes explains how to start creating a sustainable learning culture in your school

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Ground-breaking changes to teaching and learning in the 14+ sector have seen the introduction of Functional Skills. But what does this mean for CPD in our schools and colleges? This ebulletin considers what you need to know as you begin to implement Functional Skills in your school.

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This issue is entirely devoted to three schools, each with very different needs and approaches, who discuss their plans for hitting their CPD targets in 2009

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Motivating individual staff to share their professional and personal development is a key factor in school improvement. This CPD Week offers ways in which individual staff can be helped to nurture their intrinsic motivation and offers a useful checklist for future reference

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