Does your professional development provider address the DfE standards?

Recent Department for Education implementation guidance emphasises the importance of professional development and how it must be prioritised by school leadership.

Does your professional development provider address the DfE standards?

Recent Department for Education implementation guidance emphasises the importance of professional development and how it must be prioritised by school leadership.

 

"Effective professional development should be seen as a key driver not only of staff development, but also of recruitment, retention, well-being, and school improvement." 

DfE July 2016

 

Does your professional development provider address the following:

Professional development should have a clear focus on improving and evaluating outcomes

  • Pre programme delivery assessment to match needs, experience and knowledge to training activity and delivery
  • Reflective practice model evaluates impact on pupil outcomes
  • Differentiate lessons to help pupils achieve their potential and make rapid progress

 

Professional development should be underpinned by robust evidence and expertise

  • Pre and post evaluation
  • Impact data reports 
  • Curriculum progress mapping
  • Quality assurance through regular observations and training
  • Evidence reported on portal
  • Each member of staff has their own personal development folder to help develop, support, reflect and evidence progress

 

Professional development should include collaboration and expert challenge

  • Mentors provide ongoing support, modelling and challenge
  • Regular feedback to help create, achieve and reflect on goals
  • Supports all teachers, independent of experience, competence and confidence

 

Professional development programmes should be sustained over time

  • Delivered on site in your lesson with your pupils
  • Mentoring relationship pre, during and post lesson delivery
  • Ongoing support for all teachers taking part
  • Mentor can help engage children in sustained physical activity opportunities e.g. Extra curricular or leadership

 

More information from the Department for Education: www.gov.uk/government/publications/standard-for-teachers-professional-development

 

To discuss effective professional development in your school, you can get in touch with our team using the contact details below:

Dan Hays / 07535 058870 / dan.hays@aspire-sports.co.uk 
Adam Sheehan / 07535 059007 / adam.sheehan@aspire-sports.co.uk 
Luke Johnson / 07535 052478 / luke.johnson@aspire-sports.co.uk

 

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