New EEF Report – What Works for Great CPD
NEW EEF Report – What Works for Great CPD
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published its latest guidance, focusing on what works for professional development (commonly referred to as CPD).
The Effective Professional Development report reviews the best available research to offer three recommendations to help school leaders ensure that their approach to PD aligns with the evidence base.
1. When designing and selecting professional development, focus on the mechanisms.
2. Ensure that professional development effectively builds knowledge, motivates staff, develops teaching techniques, and embeds practice.
3. Implement professional development programmes with care, taking into consideration the context and needs of the school.
Generate Teaching Hub will be reviewing the report and considering how to embed the learning in our programmes as well as encouraging local school leaders to access the evidence. We know that ensuring that teachers are provided with high-quality professional development opportunities is crucial to improving pupil outcomes.
The first of the recommendations encourages school leaders to focus on the mechanisms of effective professional development when selecting or designing new training for teaching staff, such as goal setting and providing feedback.
The report – which is free to download from the EEF’s website – also advises that school leaders should implement professional development programmes with care, taking into consideration the context and needs of their school.