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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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.
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News & Events:
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
13th June: David Weston will be speaking at a National Education Trust event: "The impact of the 2012 Teachers' Standards" at Burlington Danes School.
7th September: David Weston will be speaking at the Research in Education conference.
9th September: David Weston will be speaking at the Westminster Education Forum event "New technologies for schools: current practice and the potential for teaching, learning and assessment"