CPD during Covid: Things have changed forever
  February 24 2021
CPD has been transformed during the pandemic – with many agreed that it has changed forever. Yvonne Gandy finds out how the CPD offer of one of the regional Teaching School Hubs has reached a global audience after adapting during Covid-19.
National Professional Qualification (NPQ) reforms
  February 03 2021
The DfE is restructuring its suite of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) to help all teachers continuously develop their knowledge and skills throughout their careers.
No More New NPQ Scholarships
  December 18 2020
It was officially announced on Tuesday 15 December that there is to be no more NPQ scholarship funding for the rest of the current NPQ contract.
The CPD changemakers
  December 03 2020
Sally Bishop talks to primary leaders who see professional development and school improvement as one and the same thing.
Case study: Learning together to bridge the maths transition gap
  November 26 2020
Primary and secondary maths teachers have been learning from each other in a MAT-wide project that is having an encouraging impact on pupils’ outcomes. Yvonne Gandy finds out more.
Spring 2021 NPQ intake - registration open
  October 16 2020
Due to high demand from teachers and school leaders to access NPQ scholarships in recent months, the DfE is conducting a review to assess demand against available funding. When the DfE scholarship funding position becomes clear, we will contact you if we need to discuss alternative funding options.
Drivers of good practice
  October 01 2020
Applications for the new Teaching Hubs close on 30 October. Sally Bishop looks at the challenges and opportunities this new development will provide for schools.
Leadership in the time of Covid: Six lessons for headteachers
  September 30 2020
A mixture of optimism and realism can help school leaders navigate their schools through a potentially challenging year ahead. Multi-academy trust CEO Nick Cross talks to Yvonne Gandy about his six key leadership lessons for the coming months.
Autumn 2020 NPQ Intake - registration window reopened until 18 September
  September 02 2020
We have re-opened the registration window for our NPQ programmes. Colleagues who were too busy to apply by the original deadline now have until 18 September to sign up for an Autumn 2020 start.
NPQEL International Case Study - Stephen Viner - The British International School Al Khobar (BISAK), Saudi Arabia
  July 27 2020
The principal of The British International School Al Khobar (BISAK) in Saudi Arabia, Stephen is starting his own professional development journey on Best Practice Network’s international NPQEL. The programme will prepare him to lead a period of considerable change at BISAK.