Professional Development

Professional Development Today: a manifesto for change

In this article Chris Brown, Rachel Lofthouse and Graham Handscomb signal a forthcoming new approach to Professional Development Today.

The changing face of schools and professional learning

Teachers and schools are currently facing unprecedented opportunities as well substantive challenges. New forms of school governance and organization, such as multi academy trusts and teaching school alliances, combined with shifts in national policy direction, mean that school improvement activity is now very much seen as something that should be done by teachers for teachers. Furthermore there is a very real expectation that teacher professional development needs to result directly in improvements to pupil outcomes. 

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