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How effective is your setting at supporting whole school professional development?

Continuous Professional Development (CPD), is a crucial dimension of any professional career. Teaching staff are obliged to undertake five statutory days of CPD, in recognition of the ever-changing and challenging educational landscape.

Most schools and Academy Trusts will plan a significant amount of the content of CPD (INSET) days centrally. There is a need to ensure a whole host of statutory compliance training is undertaken. For example, safeguarding (KCSIE), Prevent (anti-radicalisation) and Health & Safety training. This usually leaves precious little time to link whole school development needs to the training needs of individual staff.

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