What we know about evaluating the impact of continuous professional development (CPD)
How getting professional development right can boost teacher retention
Teaching has always been demanding.
When I first entered the profession in 2002, I remember thinking that my own teachers surely couldn’t have worked this hard, or spent so long marking my tests. Clearly they had because I did quite well, and as we know, students don’t get good results without the hard work of effective, passionate teachers. Yet it’s this very workload that leads some 10% of teachers in the UK to leave the profession each year. In the last two years, 90% have thought about getting out, according to a survey of over 16,000 members of the National Union of Teachers’ (NUT).
Written by Costa Constantinou
Director of Educational Services at Veema Education