Giving teachers right to quality training and development would boost pupil outcomes, say EPI - AoC responds

29 Apr 2021

Responding to the EPI report examining the impact of giving teachers an entitlement to quality professional development, Deputy Chief Executive, Kirsti Lord said: 

"The findings of the Education Policy Institute’s report on the effects of high-quality professional development on teachers and students provides data which gives clear evidence of what we instinctively know: strong CPD results in better outcomes for students, and staff who feel valued and are more likely to be retained in education.  The recommendations ring true for colleges as well as schools.  Whilst the Skills for Jobs White Paper commits to support more high quality development for further education staff, a large scale, long-term investment to increase access to high quality CPD within the sector is required to ensure the best outcomes for students, employers and the local community."

You can read the full report here