How can you maximise the effectiveness of CPD in your school?

This course unpacks the principles of effective adult learning and professional development to help in-school facilitators plan, deliver and refine CPD for optimal impact. Participants will also have an opportunity to apply their learning to CPD training courses from The Key.

The course was developed in partnership with the Teacher Development Trust, a national charity that supports effective professional development in schools.



This course is aimed at those who facilitate CPD and is suitable for participants from both primary and secondary schools.

It consists of two sessions that can be easily adapted to the timings and needs of your school.


Sessions in detail

Session 1 - The secrets behind the most effective CPD 


  • Connect experiences to the main challenges for delivering effective CPD 
  • Identify features of the most effective CPD 
  • Explore the key ideas behind planning, implementing and following-up the most effective CPD 
Session 2 - Unleashing excellence - putting the ideas to work 

  • Apply the principles of effective professional development to the design and implementation of training sessions
  • Assess delivery skills and identify areas for improvement

How it works

We've created The Key CPD Toolkit to take the time, cost and effort out of developing your own training.

"Engaging, well-structured and well-planned. Thank you!"  Training participant, Train the Trainer workshop

Using our training is simple:

1. Download the materials, created with subject specialists, and quality assured for your peace of mind

2. Quickly adapt the resources to meet the needs of your school 

3. Deliver engaging training, with the support of comprehensive facilitator guidance

4. Evaluate the impact of your training to identify areas where staff need further support