Tag: cpd



Oct 21st – Schools Week published Karen Wespieser’s “Why is the good cpd always on the weekend?” An article that Karen noted had reignited the debate on weekend CPD. With an open door, here is my two cents. I think Karen may have under egged the pudding and I wrote to her to say so,…
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19 Nov ’17 0

Rubbing salt in the wounds

Rubbing salt in the wounds of the teaching profession is conceived from a random mixt of inputs. The “Financial Sustainability of Schools Inquiry,” midweek reports that schools have slashed CPD budgets, an Ofsted presentation “Growing great schools: what has the most impact?“ a long drive home from Canons Park TSA yesterday “Working with Complexity in…
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5 Feb ’17 0

Professional Development – SEN

Today I received a surprise reminder via Outlook. It was a reminder asking me to reflect on the SEN INSET day. A few seconds past and then an “oh, I remember,” acknowledgement followed. I set a reminder to see how effective the training had been and how well I had incorporated and embedded my notes into my practice. I can…
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27 Mar ’15 0

CPD an exit pitfall?

What if I invest all this time and money to develop our teachers and then they leave? What if you don’t, and they stay?

31 Jul ’14 0

Leading Learning #LL14

Open Spaces – Leading Learning #LL14 happened. That in itself was an achievement. I had never actually met Shaun Allison in person, when I proposed meeting to discuss leading learning and CPD in schools. Before we had agreed a date, a mutual friend, David Rogers, had joined the Twitter conversation and we were hosting a…
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26 Apr ’14 0

CPD for peanuts

The Teaching, Learning and Assessment Conference or TLAB13 is fast approaching, Saturday 16th March 2013. As everyone is contributing their effort gratis the cost of the event is staggeringly low, just £40. With three keynotes and three workshops you are getting premium input for peanuts. I have just sent in my PE workshop outine –…
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27 Jan ’13 0