Overview

20 Oct, 20219:00 am-1:40 pm21 Oct, 20219:30 am-1:40 pm
Online Conference

The Improving Standards of Teaching Through Continuing Professional Development Conference provides a timely opportunity, in light of the ongoing teacher recruitment and retention crisis, for participants to discuss the current and future landscape of teachers’ professional development.

A policy update will be provided on the changes to the NPQ Framework, as well as on the Early Career Framework and Core Content Framework that are being introduced to support newly qualified teachers. Sector leaders will offer insights into the latest policy developments, while best practice case studies and workshops will provide attendees with the chance to examine successful strategies for delivering outstanding CPD opportunities for teachers at every stage of their career, including how to overcome time, workload, and financial barriers.

Policy Background

With 1 in 4 teachers leaving the profession within two years of qualification, over 40% leaving within 10 years, and flight from the profession accounting for 40,000 teachers typically on an annual basis, the ongoing teacher recruitment and retention crisis is far from being resolved. Secondary school teachers in England spend, on average, just 43 hours a year on CPD – well below the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development international average of 62 hours a year, according to Education Policy Institute analysis. However, with new measures being implemented from Autumn 2021, investment in the professional development of teachers is being presented as one of the solutions. Combining the Early Career Framework and Core Content Framework, which should provide NQTs with 3 years of comprehensive teaching guidance, with the new specialist NPQ Framework it appears that the tides may be changing. The frameworks have been independently reviewed and it is hoped that they will contribute to the delivery of world-class teacher development opportunities in this country.

 

Online Experience

  • Match making networking and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Next generation conference engagement platform
  • Topic based discussion groups
  • Real time resources and presentations

Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
9:00 am
Login and Accessing Online Event Platform
  • One on one networking opportunities and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
9:15 am
Your Tour of the Online Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Ruba Aljarf
Ruba Aljarf
Professional Development Project Officer
Wellcome
Confirmed
10:10 am
Department for Education Update: Enhancing Opportunities for Teacher Development

This session will outline advice and guidance for how teachers and leaders can effectively utilise and embed the Early Career and new NPQ frameworks, which will be rolled out from September 2021.
Insights will be provided following the initial roll out of these new frameworks, alongside updates on what these mean for all teaching staff, and the future of teaching CPD.

This session will include time for questions.

Chris Armstrong-Stacey
Chris Armstrong-Stacey
Deputy Director, Delivering Teacher Development
Department for Education
Confirmed
10:10 am
Ofsted Update: How CPD will be Inspected in Schools: The Big Changes

This session will outline the latest guidance from Ofsted on how they intend to inspect professional development in schools following roll out of the latest teacher development frameworks from September 2021.

Building upon the 3 I’s of the Education Inspection Framework practitioners and leaders will gain insights into vital role that Intent, Implementation and Impact will play in the future of inspecting CPD in schools and what this will look like in practice.

Helen Matthews
Helen Matthews
Specialist Advisor, Initial Teacher Education
Ofsted
Invited
10:40 am
Sponsored Slot
11:00 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.
Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:20 am
Practical Guidance Session: Professional Development as School Improvement: Ensuring Impact From CPD
  • Exploring the 7 Domains of People Powered School Improvement and why they underpin successful CPD
  • Analysing how teacher working environments relate to professional growth and improved student outcomes
  • Understanding why it is sometimes important to look beyond the processes and structures of CPD to create high-quality learning environments
  • How supportive principal leadership impacts student achievement, teacher wellbeing, teacher instructional practices, and school organisational health
David Weston
David Weston
Founder and Chief Executive
Teacher Development Trust
Confirmed
12:00 pm
Examining the Department for Education’s ‘Golden Thread of CPD’

As Associate Advisor to the Teaching School Council, Director of Leadership NPQs and NPQEL/NPQH Lead Facilitator at Best Practice Network, Yvonne Gandy will outline key learning points including:

  • How best to analyse the framework changes implemented by the Department for Education, focusing on what these mean for teachers and leaders
  • Examining how the ‘golden thread of CPD’ can be used to help achieve greater equality of opportunity in education and student experience
  • Exploring the potential of high-quality CPD as a mechanism to support students in disadvantaged areas to raise attainment and achieve excellence
  • Provide practical tools, troubleshooting and idea sharing between delegates on how this can be implemented in practice
Yvonne Gandy
Yvonne Gandy
Director of Leadership NPQs and NPQEL/NPQH Lead Facilitator
Best Practice Network
Invited
12:30 pm
Fireside Chat: Professor Samantha Twiselton OBE

Our Chair sits down with Professor Samantha Twiselton OBE to discuss:

  • How to adopt a systematic approach to professional development
  • Why continual evaluation of the efficacy of professional development measures is essential to success
  • How creating a whole school understanding of professional development goals can create a culture of excellence in your education environment

Questions from delegates are encouraged during this session.

Professor Samantha Twiselton OBE
Professor Samantha Twiselton OBE
Director of Sheffield Institute of Education
Sheffield Hallam University
Confirmed
1:00 pm
What Building High-Quality CPD in Multi-Academy Trusts Looks Like
  • Outlining the key components of effective professional development for teachers using the ‘Seven E’s’ of successful professional learning provision
  • Exploring the integral role of personal pedagogy in achieving effective professional learning on an individual basis.
  • Understanding the impact of high-quality CPD on your institution as well as the wider sector
  • Planning for impact to maximise discussion, accountability, and reflection

This session will include time for questions

Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith
Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith
Director and Strategic Education Consultant
One Life Learning
Confirmed
1:30 pm
Chair’s Closing Remarks

*programme subject to change

Ruba Aljarf
Ruba Aljarf
Professional Development Project Officer
Wellcome
Confirmed
9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Ruba Aljarf
Ruba Aljarf
Professional Development Project Officer
Wellcome
Confirmed
9:40 am
Teaching CPD: What the Research Says and Why High-Quality CPD Is Evidence-Based CPD

In his keynote session, James will examine the rapid changes to the education sector over the last 18 months as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic focusing on the surge of teacher numbers during the pandemic and why we must collectively work towards retaining these staff members. Drawing upon evidence he has authored, and that he has not, James Zuccollo will dive into the integral role of research and evidence in creating excellent CPD.

James Zuccollo
James Zuccollo
Director of School Workforce
Education Policy Institute
Confirmed
10:15 am
Exploring the ‘Quality Assurance of Teacher’s Continuing Professional Development’ Report

In her session Maria Cunningham will be:

  • Providing an overview of the report findings
  • Exploring the 12 key requirements of a CPD Quality Assurance System
  • Analysing the 5-step proposed implementation process
  • Investigating how the Quality Assurance System can be implemented by leaders in education settings
Maria Cunningham
Maria Cunningham
Director of Education
Teacher Development Trust
Confirmed
10:45 am
Interactive Panel Discussion: Can Online Learning Provide Effective CPD?

Participants will discuss the future of online CPD in Education. Talking points will include:

  • The role of online forums
  • The future of hybrid approaches to CPD
  • The pros and cons of asynchronous learning
  • How online forums can enhance personal responsibility for professional development
  • Online CPD and innovative practice
Hannah Tyreman
Hannah Tyreman
Head of Online Learning and Community
Chartered College of Teaching
Invited
Reuben Moore
Reuben Moore
Executive Director
Teach First
Invited
Jayne Carmichael
Jayne Carmichael
Deputy Director of Teaching School Hub NPQs/CPD
Trafford/Salford Bright Futures
Invited
11:30 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.
Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:50 am
Interactive Workshop: Research Informed Approaches to Evaluating CPD

In this presentation, Dr James Mannion (UCL Institute of Education) will share some practical insights from the emerging field of implementation science to help participants implement and evaluate CPD effectively. These will include:

  • How to carry out an effective needs analysis
  • Working with a vertical slice team
  • Diffusions of innovation
  • Building an implementation bridge
  • Communications planning
  • How to monitor and evaluate the impact of CPD over time

This session will include time for questions.

Dr James Mannion
Dr James Mannion
Bespoke Programmes Leader UCL
Director at Rethinking Education
Confirmed
12:35 pm
Interactive Panel + Q&A: The Teacher Retention Crisis: Promoting CPD as the Solution

This discussion will focus on exploring some of the key reasons contributing to the teacher retention and recruitment crisis, how these have changed over recent years and how schools can use effective CPD to tackle the crisis. Topics for discussion will include:

  • The reality of recruitment and retention in the sector over the last 10 years
  • Increasing the availability of high-quality CPD
  • If low-quality CPD for teachers can be argued to be the result of retention issues, rather than a contributing factor
  • The vital role played by teacher buy-in in creating high-quality and effective changes to CPD provision
Abby Bayford
Abby Bayford
Director of Institute
Academy Transformation Trust
Confirmed
Jack Worth
Jack Worth
Lead Economist
National Federation for Educational Research
Invited
1:10 pm
Case Study: The Role of Higher Education in Working in Partnership with Schools to Deliver Outstanding CPD Opportunities
  • Successfully developing relationships with schools, teachers and wider educational organisations to provide accessible and inclusive professional development opportunities for teachers at every stage of their career
  • Outlining the contents of the Post Graduate Certification in Coaching and Mentoring, delivered through weekend schools
  • Considering the needs of teachers, SLTs and pupils when developing the PGCert
  • Discussing how to overcome the financial barriers of providing CPD, with the help of HEIs

 In this session delegates will join Zoom with Jennifer Simmonds, discuss their experiences accessing and providing CPD and explore the CPD opportunities that HE partnerships can offer.

Jennifer Simmonds
Jennifer Simmonds
Mentoring and Coaching Development Lead, Faculty of Education & Children’s Services
University of Chester
Confirmed
1:40 pm
Chair’s Closing Remarks

* progamme subject to change

Ruba Aljarf
Ruba Aljarf
Professional Development Project Officer
Wellcome
Confirmed

Audience

This Forum is open to Schools, Local Authorities, Higher Education Institutions, as well as Further Education providers to encourage discussion and networking.

  • Headteachers
  • Deputy and Assistant Headteachers
  • Learning Advisors
  • Heads of School Improvement
  • Curriculum Leaders
  • Professional Development Leads
  • Early Career Teacher Mentors
  • Teaching Training Coordinators

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