College of Teaching Founding Trustees to take part in Primary Teacher Update’s CPD Twitter Chat

CPD is crucial for teachers and in turn the schools and pupils they work with. It is important that CPD is carried out effectively, is realistic on resources and of real benefit to those participating.

There is no one size fits all approach to CPD so getting CPD right for each and every teacher is vital. CPD is a key focus for the College of Teaching moving forward and for this reason, Founding Trustees and supporters of the College of Teaching are taking part in Primary Teacher Update’s CPD Twitter chat tomorrow (Wednesday 10th February) evening at 9pm.

Primary Teacher Update is inviting primary practitioners across the country to participate and Founding Trustees with primary experience, including Victoria McDowell (Vice Chair), Malcolm Wilson and Penny Barratt will be joining the chat alongside David Weston, CEO of the Teacher Development Trust, to discuss views, opinions and best practice on CPD.

The following questions will be explored during the hour:

9.05pm – How are your needs, and the needs of your colleagues, supported regarding CPD?

9.20pm – What do you think is the most effective form of CPD?  What has worked for you?

9.35pm – Is collaborating with local schools realistic considering workload etc.?

9.50pm – What are the greatest barriers to accessing CPD?  Time or budget restraints, or both?

Join us tomorrow evening and share your views @PrimaryTeacherU and #CollegeofTeaching

Find out more using hashtag #PrimaryTeacherCPD or by visiting our website.

Don’t forget in the lead up to February half term to register your views on the future membership of the College of Teaching by taking part in The Big Staff Meeting survey.

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