Professional learning will be most effective when it takes place within a culture where the entire workforce expects and are expected to be active learners, to reflect on, receive feedback on and improve their pedagogical practice, and by doing so develop learners as:
As defined by the OECD, a high quality professional learning culture will be characterised by:
The regional professional offer is both comprehensive and wide ranging and supports the realisation of our curriculum for Wales , supports the development of the schools as learning organisation dimensions and the professional teaching and leadership standards and assessment arrangements, which is underpinned by the Excellent Teaching and Leadership Frameworks. It focuses on the following four national key enabling objectives.
Improved teaching and leadership is supported by a “self-improving school” model that builds capacity for individual and collective improvement.
These are developed through a range of opportunities which include but are not limited to:
‘An education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers, and our new curriculum cannot be delivered without a well-supported, aspirational teaching profession.’ – National Mission