Continuing Professional Development
What provision does the school make for CPD? Can I get released beyond my NQT year?
During your NQT year, the school has to release you for the requisite hours. Unfortunately however, most fully-qualified teachers are now finding schools are increasingly reluctant to release them for CPD (continuing professional development) so it’s worth asking upfront what the school’s policy is. The IOP regards CPD as vital to a teacher’s development throughout their career. It runs Physics Update courses during holidays and many IOP Physics Network Co-ordinators run twilight CPD sessions locally.