From the moment I read the dedication to this brilliant book I was hooked. It was as if Zoe and Mark could see into my memories of the endless hours of pointless CPD I'd endured over the last 15 years. For years, teachers have been crying out for more teacher-centred development -“ and this book definitely answers that call. Packed full of research and musings on teacher development from the great and good in education, it is a thorough and robust exploration of the -œwhy- of CPD and the reasons why schools sometimes don't get it right. As the authors state, great teacher development should be part of a bigger picture and a shared vision that all teachers are working towards and in which each teacher is an essential component to complete the picture. If more teachers felt this sense of importance and autonomy, then surely we could help to solve the retention crisis?
The CPD Curriculum is not just an essential book for those in charge of staff development in schools, it is a must-read for all teachers who feel anchorless and adrift on the vast ocean of CPD. It will be your stay.