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School CPD

Empowering individuals to become successful citizens.

School CPD

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learning today - leading tomorrow

Effective teaching in the classroom is now widely considered the most important school-level factor in determining pupil outcomes. Effective management and leadership development is also crucial to this process.

Effective professional development for teachers is a core part of securing effective teaching. It cannot exist in isolation; rather it requires a pervasive culture of scholarship with a shared commitment for teachers to support one another to develop.

DfE July 2016

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Teachers say that good CPD is:

Bespoke - to school culture, vision and values
Flexible - for a variety of different contexts
Incremental - so that change can happen over time
Proven - to work in their particular context
Incentivised - with direct and indirect benefits


TFL Education’s leadership development framework provides a unique opportunity for you to design your School CPD programme around a Qualification Framework (RQF) of internationally recognised management and leadership qualifications. Crucially the programme is context specific, delivered in-house by school practitioners and externally quality assured through TFL Education and the Chartered Management Institute.

From new entrants into the profession (teaching assistants, NQT’s, classroom teachers), through to Level 7 ‘Masters’ (middle leaders and senior leaders), and ultimately onto Level 8 ‘Chartered’ status, the highest recognition of management and leadership available, the structured framework supports your staff at every stage of their career to develop their knowledge and expertise, increase their impact as a leader, and improve outcomes for pupils.

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Programme design, delivery, duration and assessment

All of our Level 3 to Level 7 qualification programmes are mapped to National Occupational Standards for Management and Leadership and are accredited by the Royal Chartered Management Institute.

Programme design
We work with your school to design your own leadership development programme content so that it is bespoke to your context, ensuring the mode of delivery meets the needs of your staff and stakeholders. We ensure that your programme content and your delivery plan meets the Ofqual approved assessment criteria detailed within our qualifications.

Programme delivery
We provide taught courses to support our management and leadership qualifications. The courses are designed for cohorts of 6 individuals at any one time and consist of 2 hour workshops to support each unit topic in the respective qualification. The courses can either be run at our offices or in-house at your school.

Programme duration
The length of study time will depend on the units and delivery method chosen. As a rough guide:

Award: 1-3 months
Certificate: 3-6 months
Diploma: 6-12 months

Programme assessment

We have developed approved assignment briefs for each of the qualifications in our professional development framework, ensuring that your staff can meet the respective assessment criteria for each qualification.

The assignment briefs provide best practice guidelines, examine work-based problems, and encourage your staff to apply management and leadership tools, models and theories to increase their leadership impact and improve outcomes.

Once your staff complete and submit their assignment briefs we then provide you with a direct route to accreditation.

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Accredited Programmes

As an approved Royal Chartered Management Institute Chartered Manager Assessment Centre we are authorised to provide direct, quality assured, assessment and verification services.

Supporting your teachers, managers and leaders

All staff studying via our professional development framework will receive FREE TFL Education tutor support, FREE access to CMI's online learning platform, Free access to CMI's Career Development Centre, and FREE professional membership of the Chartered Management Institute.

TFL Education tutor support
Once you make the commitment to work with us your staff will receive unlimited tutor support from TFL Education. Support can be provided in person, or via telephone, email and/or Skype. Your staff can choose what works best for them.

Online Learning Platform
ManagementDirect is the Chartered Management Institute’s leading online portal of up to the minute management and leadership resources. With a wide range of content available in formats to suit different learning styles, including checklists, videos, e-books, articles and journals; all accessible from any PC, tablet or mobile device, your staff can select resources appropriate to the learning time they have available or according to their qualification structure.

Career Development Centre
CMI's Career Development Centre provides your staff with a wealth of tools, information and advice to support their self-development throughout their professional development journey.

Chartered Management Institute Membership

All staff studying via our professional development framework will be eligible for FREE membership to support them for the duration of their qualification.

The Framework

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Principles of Management and Leadership

Appropriate for Teaching Assistant / NQT / Teacher

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Management and Leadership

Appropriate for Middle Leaders

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Strategic Management and Leadership

Appropriate for Senior Leaders

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Chartered Manager

Appropriate for Senior Leaders

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Why work with us?

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