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CPD can power respect for the whole profession

To solve the recruitment and retention crisis, give teachers access to high-quality development throughout their careers, urges education committee chair

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The standard of teaching in our schools is the most important factor in the quality of education that students receive. While this is hardly revelatory, too often the school system in England fails to place enough value on the expertise of teachers and doesn’t permit them the space or the time to take their own professional development seriously.

In our latest report on teacher recruitment and retention, the Commons Education Select Committee is clear that to raise the status of the profession and improve retention, teachers must have a clear entitlement to high-quality, relevant CPD ...

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