“It’s all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you’re properly trained.”
~Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain~
I don’t know why there are some headteachers and senior leaders who are reluctant to send teachers on professional development. I understand that budget can sometimes put a restraint on the amount of courses teachers can go on, but at the start of the financial year, there must be a large sum of money put towards this specific intention.
Clearly, during the performance management of all staff, a specific focus should be agreed which most of the training should revolve around. Therefore, training isn’t just ‘ad hoc’ but instead becomes intentional training with a clear purpose.
There may be ‘one off’ training sessions that come about, that teachers request to go on, but for the majority, the courses should relate to the targets set at the start…
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