The Chartered College of Teaching has today (19 February) commented on a new report by Education Policy Institute into the effects of high-quality CPD.
The report, commissioned by Wellcome, finds that CPD for teachers has a greater impact on pupil outcomes than performance-related teacher pay.
Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, said:
“These findings echo much of what the Chartered College of Teaching has been saying. Teachers deserve opportunities to develop through high-quality CPD. By investing in our teachers from the second they enter the classroom, we can show just how valued they are, support them to be the best teacher possible and have a lasting positive impact on children and young people.
However, what we want to see is our teachers given the time to access these opportunities. The average teacher only spends four days per year on professional development. As our Teachers’ Manifesto has highlighted, there should be a national expectation for teachers to complete regular, high-quality CPD, with teachers entitled to specific amounts per year. Let’s work together to make this a reality now.”