Harry Tomlinson: a personal tribute
It is with much sadness that we learned of the death of our much esteemed colleague and friend, Harry Tomlinson. Harry was a member of the Editorial Board of Professional Development Today from its inception and his tremendous efforts on behalf of the journal have been a major factor in establishing PDT as a leader in its field.
Inset Days: a traumatic or transforming experience (open access article)
How to make the most of school in-service training days Sue Kelly describes a step-by-step approach to good practice, drawing from her own experience.
Londons Learning: developing the leadership of CPD on London
Vivienne Porritt, Katy Episcopo and Stella Wybron give first-hand accounts of how school practitioners in London’s local authorities have worked together on support for the leadership of professional learning.
Professional Learning Communities: What, How and Why
What is a professional learning community, how do you go about creating one and is it worth the effort Louise Stoll and Kate Hawkey report on a two and a half year governmentsponsored research enquiry and its implications for professional development.
Training and development for schools – a ‘quiet revolution’
Ralph Tabberer, Chief Executive of the newly-formed Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) answers questions posed by PDT editors, Graham Handscomb and Peter Earley. He casts doubt on whether much CPD practice provides best value from the investment made, describes how he sees the future of CPD, and outlines how the TDA will differ from its predecessor, the Teacher Training Agency (TTA).