JOANNA FARBON, HEADTEACHER, ICKNIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL, UK In the 2022 white paper ‘Levelling up the United Kingdom’, a target was set for 90 per cent of pupils to achieve the expected standards in reading, writing and maths by the end of their primary education (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, 2022). This target had already been set for pupils at Icknield Primary School. Senior leaders engaged with evidence and research of the ‘best bets’ for developing pedagogy that would achieve this ambition for our pupils. We came to the conclusion that the most compelling evidence was focused on continuous professional development and learning (CPDL). Using evidence that promotes CPDL as one of the most impactful ways in which to develop pedagogical practice (Sutton Trust, 2011), senior leaders devised an iterative CPDL cycle that is planned strategically in line with our three-year school development plan (Cordingley et al., 2015). Mapping the content of CPDL sessi

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