Martin George

CPD boost to ‘make staff feel valued’

The Lib Dems have big plans for teachers' continuing professional development...

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Of the three main parties, the Liberal Democrats manifesto puts the biggest emphasis on the continuing professional development of teachers. The party’s document highlights the number of staff leaving the profession. After blaming workload and funding cuts, it says the Lib Dems want to “empower teachers and make sure they feel valued”, and to “support and nurture teachers in their work”.

This pledge translates into a commitment to “introduce a clear and properly funded entitlement to genuinely high-quality professional development for all teachers – 25 hours per year by 2020, rising to the ...

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