Life has been extremely busy in schools of late. Between managing issues of safety, the emerging needs for online learning, increased staff absences and the balancing of school budgets – not forgetting the need to ensure that children are safe, well and continue to learn – senior leaders have a lot on their plate.
With this in mind, schools can be forgiven if they have not thought about professional development during this turbulent time. In many cases, staff CPD has been pushed further down the list of priorities for schools, demonstrated through figures from a range of sources estimating that School CPD spending plummeted further from the estimated £23m loss in CPD expenditure back in 2019 (Schools week, 2019).
With this in mind this masterclass will look at:
- Why CPD Is important
- Who can benefit from CPD
- How schools can implement CPD in challenging times
- The cost of not investing in CPD