Founded by teachers in 2012, the Teacher Development Trust (TDT) is the national charity for effective professional development in schools and colleges. They have been integral in working with key partners to lead the way in commissioning and publishing guidance around effective CPD, including the Developing Great Teaching report in 2015, which underpinned the development of the Department of Education (England)’s and the Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development in 2016. The development of this Standard was led by an Expert group Chaired by our CEO, David Weston. 

NPQ Delivery  

The three specialist NPQs have one year of study followed by an assessment period, leadership NPQs have 18 months of study followed by an assessment period. 

TDT’s flexible study approach is underpinned by high quality, web-based self-study with plenty of online discussion with your peers and support from your course leader. 

Key Activities

Hold a mirror up to your current setting, studying how it works 

Get a window into other types of schools—different phases, specialties, localities  

Courses designed for participants from a variety of backgrounds & schools 

Be properly prepared to deal with the most common real-life leadership challenges 

Learn from detailed interviews with great leaders – not just what they do but how they think 

Experience repeated opportunities to practise real change and implementation 

Leadership Brochures

Specialist Brochures