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Professional development

The professional development policy

Investing in employee skills is probably the most important investment a school can make and should be carefully considered, funded well and managed well.

To ensure that the best interests of the school and each employee are fairly met within budget, a policy-driven approach is needed.

The following link leads to an example of a professional development policy.

The professional development committee

The professional development committee is representational and meets about four times each year. It considers funding requests from individuals and teams.


It is best to have a standard form for submitting requests. The following link leads to an example.

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