In a speech to the next generation of Masters in Education Practice (MEP) hopefuls, education and skills minister Huw Lewis said continuing professional development (CPD) is at the heart of education improvements in Wales.
The MEP is a unique programme designed to support those in teaching jobs working in Wales. It is based on the latest international research and is aimed at addressing the central priorities of Welsh education, including literacy, numeracy and the need to raise attainment among those from poorer backgrounds.
Nearly 1,000 newly-qualified teachers are undertaking the MEP.
Mr Lewis said he would focus on CPD to make sure teachers were aware of the opportunities available to them.
He said the best schools already had heads who are committed to CPD of their staff but this should be extended to all schools and all practitioners.
"It’s my belief that no school can call itself good unless it has effective provision for the professional development of its staff," Mr Lewis commented.
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