Teacher: do you know it all? Why the need for CPD? | @cazzwebbo

Why should teachers engage in regular CPD?

By CPD, I mean reading, attending and participating in courses, conferences and training. A basic answer can be found in the Teacher standards (UK DfE, 2011): 

“3 Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge”

“have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas”

This means that presumably the teacher arrives in the classroom as a 100% full vessel, filled to the brim with knowledge of the subject required, and can confidently deliver teaching on all aspects of it. Therefore, if tested on their own subject domain,…

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