David Weston is the founder and Chief Executive of the Teacher Development Trust, the national charity for effective professional development. He is the Chair of the Department for Education’s Teachers’ Professional Development Expert Group and has been heavily involved in the set-up of the new College of Teaching. David is a primary and secondary governor and taught maths and physics for nine years in two schools London and the South East. David
speaks and writes frequently for education sector and national media and has had a number of radio and TV appearances on the subject of teaching, teacher development and LGBT issues.
Do we need a new, chartered College of Teaching? The absence of such a body has resulted in governments defining professional practice over the years, disempowering the profession. The College, led by teachers, is seeking to change the future of the teaching profession come and join the debate!
If we want great schools with flourishing teachers, why are our attempts at development falling so short? David Weston has been searching for the hidden solutions, taking him on a journey from classroom teacher to Chair of a UK government expert panel, and shares the secrets he’s uncovered.
Join this dynamic conversation about inspiring professional development for teachers. Findings from recent research projects and from the direct experience of the audience will all be in the mix as the panel seek to find a compelling answer to the question: ‘what makes great CPD?’