Mary-Jo Hill

20 May 2011
The four aspects of what is coined 'New Professionalism': Professional Standards, Performance Management, On-going CPD and NQT induction are all perceived to be contributing to improving pupil progress, albeit to varying degrees.

The report ‘Making the links between teachers’ professional standards, induction, performance management and continuing professional development’ published by the government brings many interesting findings.

One of them is the four aspects of what is coined ‘New Professionalism’: Professional Standards, Performance Management, On-going CPD and NQT induction are all perceived to be contributing to improving pupil progress, albeit to varying degrees.

Other interesting findings:

  • The literature suggests that whilst a wide range of CPD opportunities are available, access to them may not be consistent across schools;
  • The majority of school staff and governors felt that teachers’ professional development needs were being met;
  • Teachers, were less emphatic in their response, with just over half of
    teachers (51 per cent) reporting that their own CPD needs were being met ‘to a great extent’. A further 37 per cent reported that to some extent this was the case. However, one in 10 (10 per cent) said their needs were being met ‘to a small extent’, or ‘not at all’.

Read the full report here.