You may be aware that the Department for Education (DfE) commissioned a study for leaders and teachers working in schools in England.
It is a longitudinal study that explores trends in the educational sector in a range of areas from teachers’ and leaders’ experiences of – and views on – pupil behaviour, pay and reward, flexible working, workload, wellbeing, professional development and career plans.
While we were most interested in the many sections of the report, we were drawn to the CPD Section.
Almost all teachers (98%) had taken part in some form of formal CPD in the last year.
The more time that teachers and leaders spent on formal CPD, the more likely they were to:
- Rate the overall impact on their ability to perform their role highly
- Report that they were satisfied with their current job all or most of the time
We’re sure all staff in the school would respond similarly!