CPD: an overlooked asset in boosting performance

School leaders are investing less in providing teachers with continuing professional development as budgeting cuts and financial strain lead schools to direct spending towards other areas, new research indicates.  According to statistics published by the Teachers Development Trust, spending on CPD in schools dropped by £23m year-on-year for the 2016-17 school year.  Schools in England […]

Support for teachers central to teacher retention

The government has pledged to provide more support for teachers, as measures to aid those in the early stages of their career form a central focus of new policies to boost teacher performance and improve recruitment and retention rates within the profession. In January, government officials announced an “ambitious” new strategy for the teaching profession,with an […]

Performance boosted by prioritising development

Performance management researchers are heralding the rise of ‘coaching’ styles of management performance, as studies suggest that a focus on individual employees’ development and progression is key to boosting overall workplace performance and productivity.  Surveys suggest that managers who focus on getting to know and understand workers’ individual strengths and maintaining individual employee engagement are […]