Experts in What Works in Education

CUREE is an internationally acknowledged centre of expertise in school and college improvment and evidence-informed leadership and practice in education. Led by our Chief Executive, Philippa Cordingley our staff use their knowledge and skills in teaching, research, communications and knowledge management to produce high quality research, CPD and tools and resources.

We work with and for schools and colleges, academy chains, teaching schools and other clusters and alliances, with professional associations, universities, and government departments and agencies in the UK and worldwide. All our work is underpinned by our values of honesty of communication, fidelity to the evidence, excellence in performance and value for money.

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The New CPD Standard – What does it really mean for practice?

On the 3rd of October, 2016, CUREE helped to host a seminar with the members of the Expert Panel who authored the new standard for teachers’ professional development (published July 2016) to explore how to put them to work for school improvement. This important seminar marked the start of an ongoing campaign to ensure the standards are widely understood, used and exemplified and to help to build a shared understanding of what quality in implementation looks like. 

Hosted at the prestigious RSA headquarters the seminar focusd on:

Forging strong links with Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL) as part of school improvement - the standard positions CPDL as a key driver of school improvement. This matters for every leader of school improvement and especially for the Teaching Schools Council and their Regional leads and those who have budgets and a new and stronger remit for school improvement. The seminar explored the links between the CPDL and this all important work