Why is professional development so important for teachers and pupils?

Did you know that 63% of senior leaders and 53% of school teachers have considered leaving the education sector in the past two years?

This trend underlines just how important continuing professional development for teachers is in today’s education landscape. Our free guide explores how it can help with teacher retention, and benefit teachers, pupils and schools alike.


What our guide covers:

  • Why professional development is important
  • The current perceptions of professional development in schools
  • The statistics around professional development and CPD in schools
  • The importance of creating a culture that supports professional learning
  • How professional learning can benefit teachers, pupils and your organisation 


"If you’re going to improve the outcomes of students, and the day-to-day offer that you give students, that needs to be done through staff who are open, reflective and looking to improve their practice."

Wales_High_School_Badge_Jan_2012.jpegPepe Di’Iasio, Headteacher
Wales High School, South Yorkshire


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Supporting and investing in your staff is the first step in helping your retention efforts

Create a positive professional development culture in your school

37% of teachers did not have professional development included in their most recent performance management review, rising to 48% for headteachers.*

Sisra Observe makes managing your school’s professional development plan easier than ever before. Trusted by over 380 schools, it’s an all-in-one, web-based platform that’s easy to use for teaching staff, support staff and senior leaders alike. Save time on admin, cut down on paperwork, and foster a professional, dialogue-driven learning culture.



Strategic HR consultancy and guidance

Your staff are your most important asset, and keeping them happy is essential.

At a time when it’s harder than ever to attract teaching talent, being able to provide flexibility can be a major differentiator. As well as flexible working, supporting staff through wellbeing initiatives could also be the answer. 

Our team of education HR specialists can work with you and advise on how you can improve your retention efforts, as well as inform you on the policies and procedures that need to be in place to support this.

Invest in your staff with high-quality CPD they'll see value in

When it comes to CPD, training and consultancy, you need to be confident you’re getting quality courses from professional consultants with experience and credentials you can trust.

The team here at Juniper includes STA moderators, former headteachers, classroom practitioners and wider education advisers with years of experience in primary schools, so you can be sure you’re getting advice and guidance you can rely on. We can provide a wide range of high-quality CPD courses, such as:

  • Curriculum-based courses
  • Designated Person for Child Protection training
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) training for governors
  • School Assessment Leader (SAL) training and much more!
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