Professional development is a crucial factor in school improvement and improving pupil outcomes, but it could work harder, says Keith Wright.

How can schools translate CPD into genuine improvement for staff? Keith Wright asked leaders to share their views, and discovered an emerging consensus about which approaches work best.

Tony Powell looks at how the teachers’ standards can be used to evaluate performance and support improvement.

Teachers are good at gathering evidence of pupil progress, but many find it difficult to do the same with regard to their own professional development.  Keith Wright looks at the challenges and offers some advice.

Less than a fifth of teachers in England’s schools think their continuing profession development (CPD) is any good, according to a recent survey. One of the keys to unlocking the power of CPD is to make it much more personal, says Keith Wright.

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