Teacher Professional Learning

The School Development Service provides a range of regional professional learning programmes that focus on delivering the Education Authority’s vision ‘to inspire, support and challenge all young people to be the best they can be’. 

Teacher Professional Learning refers to the learning and development of teachers and school leaders that will, through the acquirement of new knowledge, behaviours and practices, improve student achievement. ​

The approach to Teacher Professional Learning in NI has been outlined in the Department of Education's Learning Leaders – A Strategy for Teacher Professional Learning (2016). The Strategy envisages a connected approach, allowing teachers and school leaders to identify their own needs based on the context and learning needs of the pupils, thus enabling them to direct their own professional learning.

Last updated: 23/08/2023