Continuing professional development (CPD) or continuing professional education (CPE) is the means by which people maintain their knowledge and skills related to their professional lives. The importance of CPD is to keep professionals updated with relevant training, information, skills and knowledge to remain competent throughout their career journey. This continuous learning will also help to improve an industry as a whole.
Professional English Language Training Associates (PELTA) partners with you to induct a continuous professional development (CPD) programme for your teachers. We make sure that overall quality of teaching in raised and maintained on international standards. Teacher will no longer have uncontrolled variations in their teaching methods. The quality of your institution will be in your control.
Reputation of the school rests on its standard and quality of teachers. If teachers cease to show progression in their teaching, school’s development and standard starts declining resulting in stagnation. It is evident institutions who believe in the professional development of their employees can reap twofold increase in market reputation and will lead others. Parents of their students will become a network of influencers to create viral push in spreading the good reputation word in market.
Schools that invest in Continuous Professional Development (CPD) have higher rate of employee loyalty and retention. Reason is simple; employees take these training opportunities as steps to professional growth and promotion.
The recommended frequency for trainings is said to be once every three months. This is what Punjab government is already doing in public schools. Private schools are now also trending up to it now. Some leading schools have gone a step further and have establish training wings for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of their teachers’ quality round the clock.
The public education sector invests significant amounts on teacher training programmes as in 2015-16, a combined budget of around Rs8.3 billion has been earmarked under this head in the four provinces. (Dr. Abdullah Alam, Express Tribune, 29th Oct 2015) In year 2015, the Punjab government has allocated pre-service and in-service teacher training budgets of Rs1.26 billion and Rs3.19 billion respectively, showing a respective increase of five per cent and nine per cent over last year’s budget allocation. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has allocated a budget of Rs303.74 million for pre-service teacher training, highlighting an increase of five per cent in comparison with the allocated budget in 2014-15. (Dr. Abdullah Alam, Express Tribune, 5th Oct 2015)
For an optimal professional development performance impact, we recommend that each teacher should be trained for 25 to 30 hours every 3 months.
PELTA professionals will help you in determining the skill level of each teacher at your school and classify them in different groups. We can then recommend custom development tracks focusing only on the weak areas of each group. This will reduce the training cost to an optimum level with a special focus on extremely burning needs.
What happens if you don't, and they stay?
PELTA ensures the highest standards of quality education by recruiting ONLY CELTA certified trainers with a subject degree in English Literature and/or Linguistics. All of our trainers have a minimum 5 years of extensive training experience at the most prestigious institutions around the globe.
We already have an in house teacher training wing to cater for professional development needs for our school. Do we still need services from PELTA?
Teachers sometimes take internal training non-seriously and doubt the credibility of trainers. They think internal training and evaluation can become biased for some and personal favouritism may step in. Sometimes internal trainers become more critical and cynics fail to make a fair opinion about the teachers’ performance.
PELTA can also help design training courses and train the trainers. We can also offer assessment services to evaluate the skills of teachers to better focus on their weak areas.