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Professional Development

Planning and implementing professional development

Raising standards within your school involves identifying training and development needs across the school and from an individual perspective. This section outlines professional development approaches for technical staff in schools. Information about professional development can be found at the Training and Development Agency for Schools (site now archived) and the National College for School Leadership (NCSL).

This strand is concerned with the processes used by the school to identify both individual and whole school development needs and the planning processes to meet those needs.  Where this is effective there will be regular and systematic review of staff IT skills and their ability to use these to support learning and teaching in the classroom and in their other professional roles, such as lesson preparation and assessment. The planning for professional development in ICT will encompass individual development needs but will also be closely linked to the school's strategic developments in ICT.


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