Five tips for planning CPD

Get CPD right and it could become the main driver for improving student outcomes and retaining staff

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As a senior leader, you may have responsibility for the continuing professional development (CPD) of all staff at your school. Get it right and it could become the main driver for improving student outcomes as well as aiding recruitment and retention. Knowing where to start when designing and implementing whole-school CPD is often the biggest hurdle for those new to senior leadership, so here are some tried and tested tips.

Identify student outcomes

Start with your intended outcomes. What are the skills you want students to acquire according to school or national curriculum needs? For example ...

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