The Chartered College of Teaching has today (28th April) commented on the publication of Education Policy Institute’s new report on the effects of high-quality professional development on teachers and students.
The report highlights the boost to pupil attainment and earnings and teacher retainment due to high-quality development opportunities. This follows the publication of the Chartered College’s blueprint for a system that will help teachers and school leaders to choose high-quality CPD and the requirements for a profession-wide national quality assurance system.
Dame Alison Peacock, CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching, said:
“We warmly welcome the findings of this report. Lifelong learning is a key part of teacher professionalism. The Chartered College of Teaching believes that expert practice is at the heart of school development and improvement, with high-quality rigorous professional development being integral. It is also strongly desired by teachers. Society recognises that expert teachers are key to unlocking the best possible future for our students, the government should commit to providing support for a career-long entitlement to professional learning.”