The school workforce will develop more effectively when It is strategically led, well informed, widely understood and includes the whole workforce.
A Primary School’s CPD Leader in Nottingham worked with a colleague to join up the teaching staff and TA agendas. Within the SMT there is now a raised profile and clarity around the importance of a strategic approach to CPD planning and they believe school improvement will be enhanced due to the implication of a whole school strategic plan. A CPD calendar has been drawn up and as a result of their work the performance management and related planning cycles and systems have been reviewed and a CPD plan put in place.
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.
Is the school leadership well informed about the changes and developments affecting the wider school workforce and how their needs and opportunities might be best addressed?