Being able to lead and deliver Continuing Professional Development (CPD) well is an important skill. Effective professional development raises the knowledge and skills base of a college, school or department while providing you with the confidence to inspire and enthuse other teachers. This course will improve your confidence and capability to plan and deliver effective professional development.
The course is aimed at primary and secondary science teachers, science technicians and post-16 lecturers in the sciences, currently working in schools and colleges, who want to develop their skills in delivering effective professional development. This could be for external providers such as Science Learning Partnerships, Local Authorities, or within schools and colleges own institution's INSET programme. It may be particularly suitable for teachers, Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) and lead practitioners. Consultants already involved in delivering CPD are also welcome to attend and will benefit from the opportunity to refresh and reflect on their practice.
Effective leaders of professional development need to create a culture where teacher learning is valued and effective. Planning a programme for a department, school, college or cluster begins with effective needs analysis. It demands an understanding of the underpinning policies and practices and the skills required to deliver high-quality, relevant professional development. This course will help you to identify the principles, strategies and resources that can be used to develop a programme that is valued by colleagues and demonstrates impact in the science classroom. There will be opportunities for follow-on supported learning in school.
You will be able to:
- conduct appropriate needs analysis for all staff in the context of relevant frameworks eg Ofsted, local authorities
- plan a programme to meet these needs which draws on a range of professional development approaches and resources
- identify the particular needs of adult learners and know how to address these
- evaluate professional development and assure its impact
Please note that this particular CPD course is totally free to teachers and technicians from maintained schools / colleges and so Impact Awards will not be awarded. Impact Awards only apply to colleagues not nominated by schools to participate who have to pay for the course.
If you have any enquiries regarding this please contact Steve Jones, Regional Development Leader, SET SLP : firstname.lastname@example.org
Colleagues who attend this course would have an interest in running CPD for colleagues back in their own school and perhaps also for other schools as part of the Southend Essex and Thurrock (SET) Science Learning Partnership as it moves forward.