The professional development of teachers has been identified as a key government priority. New funding opportunities, plans to strengthen the Qualified Teacher Status and the Chartered College of Teaching have all been introduced to ensure high-quality continued professional development (CPD) for all teachers.

Ensuring access to continuing professional development and building tools to help teachers to transform their practice is now vital to secure high teaching standards and achieve success for all pupils.

This Supporting Teachers’ Professional Development training course, chaired by Nigel Bishop, will provide insight into what makes good quality professional development and highlight the impact that effective CPD can have on both staff and pupils. Learn how to identify staff training needs and explore the tools that can be used to ensure that CPD has a lasting impact.

Through interactive sessions and workshops, work towards developing a plan for teacher development within your organisation and leave with a thorough understanding of how to collaborate, progress and continuously improve practice.

09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

  • Explore government plans to improve and increase professional development opportunities for teachers
10:00 - 10:45

Research, CPD and Impact in the Classroom

  • Understand what makes effective CPD and how to know whether CPD is working
  • How to ensure professional development has a clear focus on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes
  • Explore how engaging in research and enquiry supports teachers in reflecting on and improving their practice
  • Know why developing an evidence-informed profession matters


Sarah Harrison

Teacher Development Programmes Manager , The Chartered College of Teaching
10:45 - 11:45

Raising the Standards of the Teaching Workforce

  • Know how to support teachers’ professional development and enhance their impact in the classroom
  • Understand how good CPD can reduce workload
  • Explore the value of teacher research in CPD
  • Learn from practical examples and how performance can be improved through exposure to excellent teaching practice
  • Ensure that professional development is school-based and classroom focused
  • Embed a culture of CPD in your organisation that enables pupils and staff to excel


Ben White

Psychology Teacher and Director of Curriculum, Highworth Grammar School
Director of Educational Research , Ashford Teaching Alliance
11:45 - 12:00

Morning Break

12:00 - 13:00

Workshop: Fostering Teachers’ Recruitment and Professional Development

Work through practical exercises with Educational Consultant Nigel Bishop to establish how to foster teachers’ recruitment and professional development 

  • Understand how CPD can promote the wellbeing and retention of teachers
  • Examine effective strategies to attract, develop and retain leading professionals
  • Develop continuous teacher training as an attractive proposition with clear support and career pathways
  • Evaluate the best ways to support teachers through Initial Teacher Education and early career offers


Nigel Bishop

National Education Trainer and Consultant
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00

Workshop: Creating a Framework for Effective Teacher Development (Part 1)

  • Establish the audit tools and resources that can be used to identify staff CPD needs
  • Determine steps that your organisation can take to improve its CPD practices
  • How to equip teachers with evidence and research based teaching methods
  • Identify key barriers to in-school development practice
  • Include the whole-school workforce in development planning
  • Understand the importance of leadership and culture


Nigel Bishop

National Education Trainer and Consultant
15:00 - 15:15

Afternoon Break

15:15 - 16:00

Workshop: Creating a Framework for Effective Teacher Development (Part 2)

  • Explore the key elements of an effective CPD plan
  • Understand how effective CPD links to school improvement by ensuring that all teachers know how their role links to student outcomes
  • How to evaluate the impact of your CPD practices
  • Develop an effective teacher’s professional development plan for your school
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation and Close

Nigel Bishop

National Education Trainer and Consultant

Nigel is a National Education Trainer and Consultant, with over 28 years of experience in primary education. With 22 years’…

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Sarah Harrison

Teacher Development Programmes Manager , The Chartered College of Teaching

Sarah Harrison is currently the Teacher Development Programmes Manager at the Chartered College of Teaching, where she is responsible for…

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A: Yes. Simply email [email protected] after you have booked the course, with your Purchase Order Number. Please quote your order number and the course you are booked onto.

Q: Is lunch included?

A: Yes, a two-course hot buffet is served at lunch. Tea and coffee are served throughout the day.

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