Focus Groups for Teacher's CPD

Ofsted wish to track a small diverse group of teachers through their professional development journeys during 2022/23 to understand the experience of development and perceived impact/change over time and to make recommendations for policy. The work is part of the DfE’s golden thread, aiming to improve teacher retention and quality.

This study includes those with experience of early career framework induction and national professional qualifications (NPQs) but excludes those currently in Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and uses qualitative methods to allow for reflection, gain true insights and build rapport and engagement to support tracking, and has a number of stages.