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About the webinar

It’s within the power of each and every school to unleash the best in teachers, day by day, month by month and year by year. The Teacher Development Trust is proud to present this one-hour webinar that explores the secrets to the most effective teacher development. Delivered by TDT’s Chief Executive David Weston and Bridget Clay - Head of Programme for Leading Together at Teach First, this webinar will offer you the opportunity to find out more about their recently published best-selling book, Unleashing Great Teaching and how schools can develop great teachers. 

In this webinar you will:

  • Learn the key ideas about how teachers learn and why professional development can be so hard to design
  • Explore ways to increase the impact of professional learning and evaluate the difference it’s making
  • Consider culture and leadership - how creating the right environment for teachers helps unlock the learning that schools need
  • Put it into action: hear how schools are turning these ideas into practical steps 

About our speakers

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David Weston

Chief Executive at the Teacher Development Trust

David Weston is the founder and Chief Executive of the Teacher Development Trust, and the Chair of the Department for Education’s Teacher Development Expert Group. He is an author, school governor and a former secondary maths and physics teacher. David is a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching.


Bridget Clay

Head of Programme for Leading Together at Teach First

Bridget Clay is a former teacher who works supporting schools to implement powerful professional learning. She is the Head of Programme for Leading Together at Teach First, a UK-based charity focussed on ending educational inequality. Previously, she was the Director of School Programmes at the Teacher Development Trust, the national charity for professional learning in the UK.

The recording

The webinar event took place on Wednesday 21st November 2018 between 4:00pm to 5:00pm British Summer Time (GMT+1).