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School leader

In this section you will find a wide range of information and resources for school leaders. It provides an overview of the many ways in which you can develop your staff, school and management structure to optimise pupils' learning experiences.
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Professional standards for teachers

Professional standards help guide teachers' professional development and career choices – find out more.

School Experience Programme

Register with the School Experience Programme (SEP) to give prospective teacher training applicants the opportunity to spend some time in your school and get paid for hosting school visits.

Recruitment and retainment

Recruitment and retainment

Access information about recruitment initiatives and challenging schools.

Developing my staff

Developing my staff

Access information on the many development opportunities available to all school staff.

Effective staff deployment

Effective staff deployment

The effective deployment of school leaders and classroom staff can help pupils reach their full potential.

School improvement

Find a range of information and resources about school improvement.

Training and teaching schools

Access information on the Training School programme and Teaching Schools.

School Partnerships

Find out about professional development and the school partnerships project.



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.

CPD Zone
Teacher Development Hub

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

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CPD Guidance

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.