DfE extends NPQ scholarships to maintained schools & academies
  October 22 2021
Teachers and leaders employed in state-funded schools as well as those employed in state-funded organisations that offer 16-19 places in England will be able to access fully funded DfE NPQ scholarships for the Spring 2022 NPQ Intake.
Upskill yourself and develop teachers in your school
  August 16 2021
The national standards for headteachers emphasise this important responsibility, requiring heads to “ensure staff have access to high-quality, sustained professional development opportunities, aligned to balance the priorities of whole-school improvement, team and individual needs.
Make apprenticeship routes a big part of your leadership development plans
  August 03 2021
Apprenticeships now offer a cost-effective route to professional development of school leaders, but many schools have yet to grasp the opportunity,
Why the ECF really matters
  July 29 2021
The Early Career Framework (ECF) is set to have a huge impact on the professional development culture of schools, providing new teachers in the first stages of their career with a two-year structured professional development programme supported by a mentor.
DfE Announces NPQ Scholarships for Autumn 2021
  July 01 2021
The DfE has announced the details of scholarship funding for the November 2021 NPQ Intake.
Designing and Delivering Effective Professional Development
  June 21 2021
As we move forward in the development of our school leader and school expert led resources for the new suite of NPQs, I have had the great pleasure recently of ‘interviewing’ and listening to many colleagues from all parts of the country, talk about their experiences and accounts of good practice, that will support the next generations of NPQ participants learning in partnership with OLP/BPN.
Video: Examining the DfE’s ‘Golden Thread of CPD’
  May 11 2021
Here is the recording of our panel session from Schools & Academies Show, examining the Dept for Education’s ‘Golden Thread of CPD’; its Policy, Challenges and Opportunities.
BPN to develop and deliver a new generation of NPQs
  March 31 2021
Award-winning education training organisation Best Practice Network (BPN) is to design and deliver a new generation of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) for teachers and school leaders.
Training: All within grasp
  March 19 2021
Understanding how physical development links to children's readiness for school is a priority for trainees on the EYITT programme. Sian Marsh describes how one trainee is using the Movement Environment Rating Scale to support colleagues to develop children's fine and gross motor skills.
CPD at the heart of school improvement
  March 03 2021
A small primary school in Cornwall has become a CPD powerhouse after placing professional development at the heart of its school improvement plans. Yvonne Gandy takes a look.