September 2008 the first tranche of specialised Diplomas, designed
to give young people the broad education they need to progress
into further learning or employment, was introduced. As part
of this and the three year strategy published by the School
Workforce Development Board, the TDA has been working
with schools to take responsibility for their own CPD when it
comes to the introduction of this new initiative.
The TDA has funded a number of projects which aim to
develop and evaluate effective and innovative practice for the
training and development of classroom based practitioners. The
results can be found here.