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Identifying Training and Development Needs
Identifying training and development needs

The first two stages of the staff development cycle are concerned with the identification of staff needs and their analysis. The measurable discrepancy between the present state of affairs and the desired state of affairs is the first and pivotal issue of CPD or staff development management. No CPD should be undertaken without taking into account what teachers and other staff already know and can do. It is therefore important to identify individuals' needs (rather than wants) along with those of the school and the education system. Needs identification is about discovering individuals' ...

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