'Poor quality' of CPD revisited

2nd November 2012 at 00:00

In your report on the Holyrood conference last week ("Downside of teachers' learning communities", 26 October) there were unfortunate omissions in the statement, attributed to me, that I had told the conference that CPD programmes were "notoriously poor in quality".

My remarks were prompted by Glenn Rodger's assertion that in Scotland "we do not share good practice", which I challenged. What was actually said was that because some CPD in schools had been perceived to be poor in quality, teachers had organised themselves through social media to share best practice, and that such sharing was of high quality in terms of its effect on the classroom experiences of learners through improved use of technologies, outdoor learning, Assessment is for Learning and pedagogy, for example.

Nick Hood, Rosyth.

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