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TDA Tracker

  • 30% more people are training to teach physics than in 2010
  • New: Physics with mathematics PGCE available – September 2012 start
  • Every 5 minutes someone applies for postgraduate teacher training
  • 12 people apply for postgraduate teacher training every hour
  • Salaries for newly qualified teachers start from £21k–£27k
  • Bursaries: You could get £20k tax-free for courses starting in 2012



Welcome to ‘My CPD’. Save time and access in one place, tools to develop your professional career, enhance your teaching quality and impact in the classroom.

CPD Database

Visit the CPD Database to search for relevant quality assured CPD opportunities, including those that are free or specific to your role.

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Visit the Teacher Development Hub to access evidence based research and resources to raise performance in the classroom.

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Want to know how to get the best out of yourself and others? Access our resources to understand what good CPD looks like, how to evaluate its impact and how to write a CPD policy.