1st Edition

A School Leader's Guide to Leading Professional Development

By Costa Constantinou Copyright 2025
    164 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    164 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Continuing professional development can be an powerful force in any school improvement programme, leading to better student outcomes and making recruitment and staff retention easier. A School Leader’s Guide to Leading Professional Development provides an effective and evidence-based approach to creating a culture of continuous learning in schools.

    Covering all aspects of CPD including teacher quality, what CPD looks like and how it should develop over time, creating an inspirational culture, CPD design, coaching and much more, the chapters encourage readers to reflect on how they are currently using CPD and how this could be improved. Appendices provide templates and charts to use in the planning of CPD sessions, as well as questions to guide sessions and evaluations with participants on an individual and whole school level.

    Based on the author's experience of implementing CPD programmes as a school leader, well-regarded trainer and now the head of a leading international educational consultancy, this is essential reading for school leaders wanting to create a ‘culture of learning’ in their school and among their teachers.

    1. Introduction—13 weeks holiday and home by four  2. Teacher quality— why it matters  3. Ensuring cpd is effective and avoiding common pitfalls  4. Habits of great leaders that work in times of crisis and give us time to improve  5. How to plan and deliver effective teacher cpd  6. Enhancing cpd through effective coaching  7. The evaluation of continuous professional development  8. Conclusion 

    Biography

    Costa Constantinou is a former school leader and Director of Educational Services at Veema Education, a leading CPD provider.