Element 1b: Collaborative professional development
Read about why collaborative professional development is important for the whole workforce and an essential strategy for improving your school and outcomes for young people.
The importance for the school
If you have a clear, effective and comprehensive approach to professional development, you will have a highly skilled workforce that raises standards in your school. Developing the workforce ensures that they have the skills and competencies needed to do their job effectively. It also helps staff to feel valued and contributes to an improved ethos across the whole school.
Evaluating the outcomes
It is important that any professional development has an impact on pupil outcomes and is evaluated accordingly.
Clear improvement priorities that are identified and shared across the school help teams and individuals understand how they can contribute to the school’s priorities for improvement. They will know how professional development will give them the skills to contribute to their personal, team and school success.
Effective professional development supports school improvement and helps staff reach their performance management objectives.