It is imperative for teachers and staff to develop professionally throughout the course of their careers. Staff are encouraged to maintain their own portfolio of evidence of their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Recording and co-ordinating CPD is a challenge to any college and our appraisal software CollegeiP manages training in three main processes:

  • Centrally allocated courses and activities (CPD Controlled)
  • User-defined courses/activities
  • CPD requests - where authorisation is required

When recording a CPD activity or course, the staff member provides simple details about the course including the provider (if known) and potential dates. Linking the training to areas of their performance management. A CPD co-ordinator will benefit from a seamless process of managing CPD requests. The paper trail is removed as all requests are managed centrally on CollegeiP. CPD feedback can be collated that enables the effectiveness of CPD to be assessed.

CPD Activity/Course Request

CPD Requests are dispersed through an approval workflow consisting of:

  • Line Manager
  • CPD Co-ordinator
  • Cover Supervisor

Approval must be gained at each stage of this workflow to ensure that the staff member is able to attend the course. Staff have the ability to provide feedback on any courses and activities to determine whether:

  • The course was worthwhile?
  • Would they recommend the course to others in the future?
  • Is there anything that they could disseminate to others within the organisation?

A report is provided which details costs and the feedback from courses and activities.

CollegeiP

CPD is not just limited to training courses. There are numerous formal and informal ways that teachers develop. Any form of professional development can be logged within CollegeiP. For instance, staff INSET can be recorded.

Workshops Qualifications
Accreditation Online courses/webinars/podcasts
Observations (as either observer or person being observed) Shadowing a colleague
Mentoring/coaching Peer group exchange e.g. TeachMeets/Twitter groups/professional networks
Visiting other colleges Attending exhibitions and conferences
International visits and exchanges Self-reflection
Personal reading Research

 

CollegeiP gives CPD gravitas and provides comprehensive management of all processes. This creates a culture of staff seeking ways to enhance their skills and knowledge in building their professional portfolio.  This helps to drive improvement throughout your college.

To find out more about CollegeiP, the simplest way to manage teacher and staff appraisal in colleges, please get in touch.

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