Effective Professional Development: A new EEF guidance report
Last week the EEF published a new guidance report.
The new report, ‘Effective Professional Development’, aims to help schools make sure that professional development is of the highest possible quality, and in turn, that it has the biggest possible impact on teaching practice and pupil outcomes.
It focuses on three overarching principles for effective professional development. These are:
When designing and selecting professional development programmes, school leaders should focus on the mechanisms for development, such as feedback or goal setting.
Ensure that professional development effectively builds knowledge, motivates staff, develops teaching techniques, and embeds practice.
Implement professional development programmes with care, taking into consideration the context and needs of the school."