The Cost of High-Quality Professional Development for Teachers in England

A policy of providing teachers with an entitlement to 35 hours of high-quality continuing professional development (CPD) a year has been shown to bring significant returns in the way of pupil attainment and earnings, and may tackle retention problems in the teaching profession.

Thousands of teachers could be prevented from leaving the profession every year if schools spent an extra £500 per teacher on high-quality CPD, according to this analysis by the Education Policy Institute (EPI).

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