Review the 'value-for-money' of workforce development activities

The cost benefits of different methods and approaches

  1. With colleagues, consider the costs, benefits, drawbacks and efficiencies of coaching and mentoring as a CPD process (Resource 6.3.a).
  2. Examine the CPD processes in Resource 6.3.b. Select one form of CPD that is used commonly in your school and complete the empty cells in the table to consider cost, benefits, drawbacks and efficiencies for this process.
  3. Examine the CPD processes in Resource 6.3.b. Select one form of CPD that you are considering for further development. Complete the empty cells in the table to consider cost, benefits, drawbacks and efficiencies for this.
  4. Look at research Resource 6.3.c to see how others have measured the value for money of different CPD processes. Reflect on the issues this raises for you.

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International Partnerships - School Leadership in the UK
Staff from two secondary and two primary schools explain how they've been influenced by visits to Brazil and Mexico.

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