Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development: Implementing Guidance for Schools (Manchester)

Confirmed to Speak:

  • David Weston, Chief Executive, Teacher Development Trust & Chair, Teachers’ Professional Development Expert Group, DfE
  • Ben White, Director of Curriculum and Research Champion, Highworth Grammar School
  • Kathryn Morgan, Director of CPD and Research-based Learning, Prince Albert Community Trust MAT
  • Dr Kulvarn Atwal, Headteacher, Highlands Primary School
  • Adam Brown, Assistant Headteacher, Culcheth High School
  • (Chair) Andrew Lagden, Education Consultant


Faced with rapid change, demands for high standards and calls for improving quality, teachers now have a pressing need to update and improve their skills through in-service learning.

Coming up to a year after the publication of the Government’s ‘Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development’, we invite you to join us to learn about the recommendations for CPD in schools and find out how to implement new strategies to provide effective training for teachers to ultimately benefit and enhance pupil outcomes.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • An overview of the Government’s ‘Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development’
  • The Government’s vision of CPD
  • Making CPD a priority when budgets and timetables are being squeezed
  • Auditing and evaluating current programmes in schools: practical tools
  • Focusing CPD on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes
  • The importance of evidence and expertise in professional development
  • Whole school CPD: beyond the teaching staff
  • Sustaining and prioritising professional development over time
  • Managing a CPD budget
  • The importance of CPD for the recruitment and retention of staff
  • Innovative and good practice examples to take back and implement

The Event:

The morning session will give an in-depth summary of Government’s Standard for Professional Development, including guidance and recommendations for implementation.

The afternoon session will focus on the current situations in schools where you will hear and share experiences of different approaches and strategies from colleagues from across the country.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with an interest in teachers’ professional development, school and academy heads, senior and middle leaders, relevant governors, educational consultants and local, regional and national bodies involved or interested in understanding the standard for teachers’ professional development.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Thursday 21st September 2017

11am - 3:30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place:£295 | 2+ Places:£245 each

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

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Background Quote

"Effective professional development for teachers is a core part of securing effective teaching, and effective schools. It cannot exist in isolation, rather it requires a pervasive culture of scholarship with a shared commitment for teachers to support one another to develop so that pupils benefit from the highest quality teaching. The thousands of professional decisions that must be made every day need to be informed by the best evidence, knowledge and professional wisdom."

Department for Education Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development July 2016

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