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How Does Your School's CPD Spending Compare?

CPD Spending map 1The Teacher Development Trust and SchoolDash have conducted an up-to-date analysis of schools' CPD budgets across England. After rising since the start of the decade, school's development budgets have fallen by 12 per cent in secondary schools, and 7% in primary schools. 

In response to the data, the Trust is launching the CPD Benchmarking Tool. This is a free tool to help schools to compare their investment in CPD with other schools in their local area, or of a similar intake. Our tool allows you to browse national and regional variation in average spending and compare your school to others nationally and locally.

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Analysis and findings

CPD Spend analysis from the Teacher Development Trust

Despite the increasingly urgent need to recruit and retain teachers, there are staggering differences in on-the-job support for teachers, depending on where in the country they teach. Read our CEO's blog on the divide between schools' CPD spend across England.

Read our Press Release

SchoolDash blog - research findings

Written by Timo Hannay, founder of SchoolDash, the blog goes into detail, exploring findings from national school spending data, combined with data from Ofsted and school workforce data.

SchoolDash CPD spending blog


Making a case to increase your school's CPD budget

Would you like to make the case to increase your school's CPD Budget? We've created a template letter that you can customise and send to your board, governing body or leadership team. It sets out some of the key evidence why CPD spending is valuable for schools.

Download CPD spending letter template



Sources of free funding for CPD

Many organisations offer funds for professional development which can be used to supplement your school or personal budget. We have produced a guide that lists a number of different funds and how to find out more information. Fill in the form below and we'll email your complementary copy.

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