Teacher PDPs (Professional Development Placements) with business & industry

For many years Beacon East has brokered and organised a wide range of exciting professional development opportunities for teachers. This professional development largely focuses on providing Professional Development Placements (PDPs) in business & industry.

Teachers are often expected to teacher their subject in a 'world of work' context and show students ‘real life’ applications. PDPs offer a unique form of professional development. In essence, PDPs will allow a teacher to visit businesses & industry to enhance their field of work in education e.g. curriculum support, management skills, Careers & IAG (Information, Advice & Guidance), WRL (Work Related Learning), Enterprise and so on. Student employer visits will often take place after a teacher PDP experience. In many cases the teacher PDP has helped plan and form a following student experience. Resources received and developed at a teacher PDP event will often be used with students in the classroom. Students can then visit the employer to experience the sector first hand. This three tiered approach is an excellent way to form a long term and meaningful relationship with a local employer. Beacon East can organise bespoke placements for individual teachers or larger projects for whole staff groups going out on placements during a chosen INSET day.

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Beacon East

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