CUREE and the West Midlands CPD Partnership promote the importance of professional development in schools. The publication of the DfE Standards for Professional Development was a positive step towards highlighting the importance of setting expectations. But it was evident that schools needed a strategy to implement. Working within West Midlands CPD Partnership has allowed us to be part of the development of a Professional Learning Tool which is a practical way to support schools to put the DfE Standards into place.

The tool is available online as a downloadable pdf. It can either be used online or as a paper-based version. It has several layers to enable school leaders to quickly gain an overview of effective Professional Learning.

We encourage our schools/college to try the tool. It has been fully funded by the West Midlands CPD Partnership in return for brief feedback.

http://www.curee.co.uk/node/5016

If you would like an introduction to the Pathway or support in developing a case study, please contact Elizabeth.ford@summitlearningtrust.org.uk