Professional Development Quality Mark   

Gold for the GHPTA!

We are delighted to announce that the GHPTA has been awarded the highest level, gold, for the Professional Development Quality Mark (PDQM) by the UCL Institute of Education.

The award is a testament to the quality of the Partnership’s approach to professional development. In achieving the award, the GHPTA had to demonstrate:

  • a clear vision and strategic approach to professional development;
  • that professional development supported school improvement and outcomes for pupils; and
  • that it effectively evaluated the impact of its professional development.

The schools within the Alliance found the PDQM an extremely useful tool in assessing the quality of their professional development systems. If you are interested in applying for a PDQM for your school – or using it a self-audit of your current professional development provision – then further details can be found at http://www.lcll.org.uk/pd-quality-mark1.html.