Our Mission – to Challenge Educational Mindset

We challenge educational mindset, helping leaders to shape their school learning culture, positioning planned, personalised CPD as the key driver to achieving better outcomes for pupils.

‘High-quality professional development for teachers has a significant effect on the effectiveness of teaching.’ (Zuccollo & Fletcher-Wood, 2020)

We offer in-school professional opportunities for staff at all levels & in all roles. We work with you to link wider organisational goals with personalised learning needs, developing school-wide leadership mindset to create a culture of improvement within your school.

Our Process

Our process draws on high-quality academic research and develops leaders at all levels.

Together with school leaders we ensure school priorities and individual learning are balanced. Individual starting points are at the centre of our approach – valuing staff expertise and delivering maximum impact. Our approach is not just an input of information but a focus on change, development and growth.

Using personalised planning and support, we acknowledge expertise, encourage self-reflection and promote independent, informed decision-making. The work we do with your staff is context-specific, has a coherent sense of progression towards a clearly stated goal or outcome and combines multiple approaches.

‘Study after study shows teacher autonomy over classroom decisions and own development is an important factor in teacher satisfaction’ (Jack Worth and Jens Van den Brande, 2020)

We support & develop staff at all levels, from support staff through to senior leadership. We love what we do & would love to work with you – contact YCPD and let’s see what we can make happen!

Angela Smith, Founder, YCPD