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DfE’s ‘Delivering world-class teacher development ‘in action’

Written by: Gemma Lyons
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Gemma Lyons, Teaching and Learning Lead; School of Humanities and Social Sciences; Richard Huish College, UK This article examines how government policy is implemented on the ‘ground’ level and discusses areas of synchronisation and dichotomy. It then relates the government’s agenda to what is happening in our own educational institution as a means of example.  Earlier this year, the Department for Education (DfE) released its policy for teacher development, ‘Delivering world-class teacher development’ (2022a). The rationale? Following the impact of the pandemic on schooling, levelling up is now the focus of the agenda. This synchronises with the current thought processes and planning agendas for catch-up currently happening within schools. The Schools White Paper ‘Opportunity for all’ (DfE, 2022b) sets out plans to make sure that every child can reach the full height of their potential. Have educators been blinkered in our previous visions and current actions?

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