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      I ran an open text box survey asking what PNCs and teachers thought characterised good CPD. I think grouped all the responses and created a new survey that included 5 factors from that route and a different 5 factors that the literature mentions as being important. The form of the response was a 5 point Likert scale and I analysed the results and ended up with a ranking:

      Rank Ac or Tch Average Question and aspect Significance in ranking between N and N+1 at 0.05 using paired samples t test, p value
      1 Tch 4.56 7 – Direct implementation 0.33 None
      2 Tch 4.40 2 – Gain or development 0.173 None
      3 Tch 4.32 8- motivation 0.764 None
      4 Ac 4.31 1 – Deliverer expertise 0.138 None
      5 Ac 4.15 9 – skills to solve teaching problems 0.029 Very small
      6 Tch 4.02 10 – Tailored to audience 0.011 Very small
      7 Tch 3.75 5 – networking 0.659 None
      8 Ac 3.73 3 – clear aims and objectives 0.027 Very small
      9 Ac 3.58 4 – shared value and vision 0.000 Yes
      10 Ac 2.67 6 – changes to values and beliefs N/a N/a

      I then went through and did a statistical check to see if the difference between ranks were actually significant, many were not and I got this new ranking:

      Rank Median score Mean Ac or Tch
      1. 7 – Direct implementation 5 4.56 Tch
      2 – Gain or development 5 4.40 Tch
      8- motivation 4 4.32 Tch
      1 – Deliverer expertise 5 4.31 Ac
      9 – skills to solve teaching problems 4.5 4.15 Ac
      2. 10 – Tailored to audience 4.5 4.02 Tch
      3. 5 – networking 5 3.75 Tch
      3 – clear aims and objectives 4.5 3.73 Ac
      4. 4 – shared value and vision 3 3.58 Ac
      5. 6 – changes to values and beliefs 3 2.67 Ac

      So I intend to run 2 focus groups at least looking at:

      1] Motivation – what is it and how can we incorporate it into our work. It’s not a trivial matter.

      2] Networking. It is a surprise that this has ended up in the bottom ranking. It always seems important to PNCs….is it really not?

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