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On 1 April, the National Remodelling Team (NRT) formally merged with the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA). Former NRT director Dame Pat Collarbone will lead the new development directorate as executive director. The development directorate will continue the NRT’s work.

The NRT was formed to help implement the National Workforce Agreement and encourage schools to explore the wider implications of workforce remodelling. It has also become involved in the government’s extended schools agenda.

The TDA and CPD
When the Teacher Training Agency (TTA) became the Training and Development Agency (TDA) for schools last year not everyone working in schools realised that this was an agency that would come to impinge upon all aspects of professional life. In the past the agency was known mostly for initial training and education of teachers plus the partial funding of what is now known as postgraduate professional development (PPD). The extension of the official remit of the TDA to include CPD should, by now, be well known. What is not always realised, however, is that we are now talking about the professional learning of something that is bigger and more complex than the traditional school.

CPD Update recommends that readers keep an eye on the TDA website for new developments. A good place for gaining an overall understanding of the agency is www.tda.gov.uk/about/organisation.

Visit www.tda.gov.uk/remodelling for more information about the merger of the NRT with the TDA.

This article first appeared in CPD Update – May 2006

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