The school workforce will develop more effectively when there is a climate of learning within which the whole workforce expect to be developing personally and contributing to the school’s progress.
A CPD Leader in a Lincolnshire Hospital School has focused on engaging colleagues in reflective professional development activities aiming to build capacity for Leadership. This has been achieved by focusing resources on middle leadership, investing in postgraduate qualifications and engaging with the GTC’s TLA process, all based on classroom research. The school has also made provision for staff curriculum enrichment days, releasing classroom based staff to pursue research, plan or work with colleagues.
Self evaluation guidance can be found here. It provides brief grade descriptions defining the key characteristics of school workforce development under the headings: outstanding, good, satisfactory and inadequate.
1. Building School Capacity for CPD
The importance of CPD processes sitting at the heart of school life.
Learning Community Checklist
A check list for schools reviewing the CPD culture in other schools
Learning Community Impact Questions
A staff survey which could be used at the start and end of a year
CPD for the wider workforce - Heywood Community High School
Heywood Community College in Rochdale has encouraged its entire workforce to participate in ongoing staff training and development, and shows how the policy has benefited staff and students alike.