Continuing professional development handbook for managers
'Going forward: Managing the Continuing Professional Development of English Language Teachers in the UK' provides information and guidance on how to develop a culture and system of continuing professional development in your learning centre. It uses a CPD framework that helps teachers to identify the stage of career they are currently at and to plan their development relevant to their needs at that stage.
The information in the handbook is based on the principle that the effective teacher is the developing teacher: it is never possible to stand still in your work as an English language teacher. Continuing Professional Development is a process that helps teachers and managers meet the challenges of their work and achieve their goals, as well as those of their learning centre. It incorporates the idea of ‘reflective practice’ – the importance of reflecting upon what you are doing as an essential part of the development process.
- Download the Managers' CPD handbook here.
- There is also a companion handbook for teachers available here.
Formal observations guide
Formal observations are part of the performance management process in a learning centre. They may have a developmental and/or an evaluative function. This guide provides valuable information and suggestions on how to make formal observations effective and useful.
Download the guide on formal observations here.
Peer observations guide
Peer observations can be a powerful learning tool for teachers. They help teachers to learn from each other, to develop a more reflective approach to their teaching and to identify development goals. This guide looks at how to promote a positive attitude towards peer observation and a shared sense of collaboration, which will in turn enhance the satisfaction and performance of individual teachers and teaching teams.
Download the guide on peer observations here.