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Leading & Managing Continuing Professional Development

Leading & Managing Continuing Professional Development
Developing People, Developing Schools

Second Edition
  • Sara Bubb - Institute of Education, University of London, UK
  • Peter Earley - Institute of Education, University of London, UK

October 2007 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This new edition of a best-selling book provides an up to date overview of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), combined with a guide to best practice.

Changes include:

- expanded sections on the professional

development of support staff and the

wider school workforce (particularly

important in the light of workforce

remodelling) and the evaluation of CPD

- more on making sure that professional

development has an impact, and

provides good value for money

- the common core of skills and

knowledge for the children's workforce,

the new standards for qualified teacher

status, induction, threshold, excellent

teachers and advanced skills teachers as

well as those for higher level teaching


Drawing on the latest research, the contents include:

- a clear explanation of CPD and latest


- practical tips on how to lead and

manage CPD for a range of staff in

schools - identifying training needs,

designing and implementing

programmes and evaluating their impact;

- detailed guidance on CPD for staff at

different stages of their careers.

Written in a clear readable style it covers the latest standards and offers examples of current good practice. It is an essential professional reference for all those responsible for leading and managing professional learning in schools (headteachers, deputies, CPD and staff development coordinators) and Local Authorities (LAs). It will also prove invaluable to training providers and universities.

Learning People - Learning Schools
Leading and Managing CPD
Identifying Training and Development Needs
Meeting CPD Needs
Monitoring and Evaluation: The Impact of CPD
Collaboration and Enquiry: Sharing Practice
Support Staff
Initial Teacher Training
Newly Qualified Teachers and Their Induction
Supply and Overseas-Trained Teachers
Early Professional Development
Emergent Leaders and Middle Managers
Leadership Development for Heads and Deputies
Governors' Training and Development

Praise for the first edition:

‘Peter Earley and Sara Bubb bring together, in a very accessible way, theoretical and practical aspects of CPD and suggest how leadership and management can be applied in this vital area of staff development. This book will help co-ordinators and school leaders to develop their most important resource - the people who work with the children’ - Richard Stainton, Education Journal

‘The most obvious target user for the book is the (not rare) person suddenly hoist with the staff development responsibility petard: but, thoughtfully used, most staffrooms will include several people who could benefit from thinking about its contents and putting some of the ideas into practice' - British Journal Educational Technology

‘This book is a welcome and practical guide to the wealth of publications on Continuing Professional Development… [M]akes an excellent contribution to the current and widening debate on the nature of Continuing Professional Development. For School Leadership Teams it is an essential resource and reference for the managing of professional development and learning. It also serves as an excellent practical guide, and CPD coordinators reading this book will find themselves questioning and as a result developing their own practice. The book is written in accessible language using believable case studies to illustrate the wealth of research that has been carried out. The deeply embedded notion among some teachers that professional development consists of the one day course is challenged, and the reader is left in no doubt as to the range of opportunities that exist and need for them to be harnessed in order to ensure school improvement. The book is will surely act as a catalyst for the review and development of CPD in schools' - Stephen Merrill, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, British Journal In-Service Education

'A practical guide to all aspects of professional development which ought to be in the possession of every professional development coordinator in every primary and secondary school in the land - and their colleagues in leadership teams' - Tim Brighouse, TES Friday Magazine

This is useful as an introduction to CPD

Mrs Tracy Wallis
School of Education, Wolverhampton Univ.
September 20, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter Four PDF