Teaching to Make a Difference
Monday 3 October 2016
6pm - 7.00pm
8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ
We know that the quality of teaching is the biggest determinant of a young person’s success at school. How can we support teachers to keep improving throughout their careers? What does the very best teacher training and professional development look like? And how do we ensure that it is designed for maximum impact on the education and life chances of those who need it most?
In recent months, the government has announced a new set of standards for teacher professional development. The new standards highlight the need to expand the provision of high-quality, relevant professional development opportunities beyond existing pockets of excellence. They also emphasise the fact that the key aim of teacher development, and the key measurement of its effectiveness, is the impact it has on pupil achievement.
At the RSA, our expert panel assess the rationale for, and likely impact and implications of, the new standards, and share their insights into designing and delivering cutting-edge professional development with the potential to transform outcomes for students, especially in areas of greatest disadvantage.
Panellists: Matt Hood, Chief Executive, Institute for Teaching; Philippa Cordingley, Chief Executive, Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education; David Weston, founder and chief executive, Teacher Development Trust; Alison Peacock, CEO Designate, Chartered College of Teaching; Lord Jim Knight, Chief Education Adviser, TES Global
Chair: Matthew Taylor, RSA Chief Executive
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