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NAHT comments on the importance of CPD

Commenting on a new report by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) published today (Wednesday 19 February) analysing the effects of high-quality professional development on teachers and students, Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, said:


“Ultimately, great schools require great teachers. This report shows how vital CPD is for both keeping those great teachers, and for keeping those teachers great. Unfortunately, we know that squeezed budgets have put barriers in the way of schools providing sufficient quality CPD – a recent NAHT funding survey showed that the third most common way for schools to balance their budgets is reducing investment in CPD and staff training. Education should be seen as an investment by the government, not a cost – and it’s clear that investing in teachers is the best way to improve outcomes for children.”

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