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.

If you would like an introduction to the Pathway or support in developing a case study, please contact