The Teacher Development Trust is a charity that is dedicated to improving the educational outcomes for children by raising the quality of teacher professional development.
We’re working with schools, colleges and training providers to ensure that all training and consultancy is carried out in line with international best practice, empowering teachers to lead their own professional development in a way that benefits the young people in their classes.
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Join our National Teacher Enquiry Network, a family of schools & colleges working for better professional development.
Have you discovered our free database, the GoodCPDGuide? It’s your one stop shop for the best quality professional development opportunities for schools.
There are hundreds of opportunities for everyone who works in education, including away-day courses, consultancy services, videos, books and podcasts.
Why not have a look and add reviews of courses you’ve attended?
Teacher Development Trust is generously supported by a number of organisations. See a full list of our supporters here.
News & Events:
27th Nov: We are joining two unique projects in partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation and the University of Bristol. [Read more]
22nd Nov: We’re delighted to announce that Laura McInerney will be joining the Teacher Development Trust’s Advisory Board. [Read more]
19th Nov: We’ve published our latest GoodCPDGuide newsletter! It contains advice, case studies and featured providers.
14th Nov: SecEd features an article from Sarah Coskeran on “The four tests of good CPD for your school“
31st Oct: RM has published a blog from our Chief Executive on “Effectively using data to improve lesson planning and professional development“.
28th Oct: Headteacher Update features an article from Sarah Coskeran about effective teacher-to-teacher mentoring.
10th Oct: As part of the International Professional Development series at the Guardian Teacher network, Bridget Clay from the Teacher Development Trust took part in a live chat on how to make sure professional development is engaging. Read what happened here.
4th Oct: In our latest Sec Ed article, Sarah Coskeran discusses effective in-school mentoring.
30th Sept: Teacher Development Trust hosted the first ever GoodCPDGuide conference for CPD providers: “Excellence in Training: Growing and Improving as a CPD Provider”.
25th Sept: David Weston, Chief Exec, delivered the keynote address at the inaugural TeachMeet Collaborate, dedicated to sharing experiences of effective collaborative working.
24th Sept: Teacher Development Trust and members of our National Teacher Enquiry Network (NTEN) met Education Secretary Michael Gove to discuss how policy makers can support teachers to implement effective CPD in schools.
20th Sept: Our Chief Exec, David Weston, presented on how government policy must now support teachers’ professional development with adequate resources at the Labour TeachMeet, part of the Labour Party Conference fringe.
9th Sept: David Weston, Chief Exec of Teacher Development Trust, spoke about what makes effective CPD at “New technologies for schools: impact, best practice and the potential for teaching, learning and assessment”, a seminar hosted by Westminster Education Forum.
7th Sept: Our Chief Exec, David Weston, spoke about “bridging the gap between practitioners and researchers” today at ResearchEd2013, Dulwich College. You can read the slides here.
5th Sept: In our latest SecEd article, Bridget Clay assesses “How should we evaluate CPD?”.
3rd Sept: The Centre for Social Justice has published its report on ‘The Causes of Education Failure’, in which we are quoted extensively on the virtues of professional standards in teacher development (pp. 107-108).
2nd August: Find out how to prioritise your listings on the GoodCPDGuide here.
1st August: Our CEO has written an article for the Guardian Teacher Network, “Why are teachers leaving education?”.
30th July: We have an internship position available! See more details here.
17th July: We gave evidence at the House of Commons Education Select Committee which was holding an inquiry about a Royal College of Teaching.
17th July: Our CEO was on Sky News commenting on the Department for Education’s consultation about primary accountability and pupil premium.
11th July: Media Release for the National Teacher Enquiry Network launch at the Houses of Parliament.
11th July: We formally launched the National Teacher Enquiry Network at the Houses of Parliament. Click here for the video.
4th July: We respond to the Education Select Committee’s call for better training for governors.
3rd July: We respond to recent OECD findings highlighting the high levels of young teachers in UK schools compared to our European counterparts here. CEO, David Weston urges education leaders to improve teacher engagement levels or face crisis.
27th June: Our CEO, David Weston, has published an article in SecEd on how NQTs should focus on CPD in their second year.
21st June: Our CEO, David Weston, has published an article in the TES on ‘Seven deadly sins of teacher development’.
13th June: David Weston spoke at a National Education Trust event: “The impact of the 2012 Teachers’ Standards” at Burlington Danes School.
9th May: Our Chief Exec hosted the #UkEdChat weekly Twitter discussion on the subject of a possible Royal College of Teaching. We launched a special Royal College of Teaching blog site for teachers to feed back on the idea.
9th May: We hosted a meeting of schools engaged in our National Teacher Enquiry Network pilot. One of the teachers from Wroxham School taught a 20 minute lesson segment in front of the assembled audience. Pictures coming soon!
7th May: We held our very first AGM for our Board of Trustees.
1st May: Our Chief Exec took part in a panel at the Education Investor Summit on “How can the private and public sectors work together in Education?”
1st May: The Guardian has published “The future of career progression in teaching” by our Chief Exec.
30th April: The “Towards a Royal College of Teaching” book has been published and is available to download from our website.
25th April: Michael Gove mentions our Chief Executive in his latest speech to the National College: “I’m also indebted to David Weston, Chief Executive of the Teacher Development Trust – who is a principled and non-partisan voice for reform”
11th April: We’ve updated our information page about the plans for a Royal College of Teaching including details about the forthcoming pamphlet “Towards a Royal College of Teaching”.
9th April: We are delighted to be hosting the AGM of the Council for Subject Associations at our offices.
4th April: Our Chief Executive took part in Radio Verulam’s Parent Show to discuss how teachers use homework and how parents can help their children most effectively.
26th March: We’re delighted to welcome the Bishop’s Stortford Teaching School Alliance to our National Teacher Enquiry Network pilot, with some generous funding from the National College.
25th March: We ran a ‘fringe’ session at the ATL Annual Conference in Liverpool to help teachers understand effective practice in CPD and plan ways they could start implementing the ideas.
9th March: Our CEO co-presented a session at the Education Innovation Conference in Manchester along with Bob Harrison, to discuss the challenges of CPD for innovation. See the presentation here.
7th March: We are delighted to welcome new trustee John Bangs to our board.
4th March: Our CEO, David Weston, has published an article on teacher career progression and CPD in the latest Teaching Leaders Quarterly alongside articles from Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg (who praises TDT’s work) and others.
13th February: We’re delighted to welcome three new trustees: Bill Donoghue, Sam Freedman and Anna Pedroza. Read more.
5th February: We hosted an event on “Raising the quality of teaching” in partnership with Policy Exchange and SecEd at the British Council. Speakers included Sir Tim Brighouse, Professor Dylan Wiliam, Professor Ben Levin and Kevan Collins. Read the report in SecEd and watch the videos.
30th January: Our Chief Exec presented two talks at BETT 2013, at Learn Live (on using data to drive better CPD) and at MirandaNet (on effectively linking learning, CPD and technology).
25th January: We’ve launched a new partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation and the Sutton Trust to help schools find the CPD (via our GoodCPDGuide.com database) to support their Pupil Premium-funded projects to reduce inequality.
17th January: We’ve launched the pilot of our National Teacher Enquiry Network at an event held at Wroxham Teaching School