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Improving Teaching Programme

Who is it for?

Accredited by The National College for School Leadership, this programme is for tutors with promise, who have a hunger to become outstanding in the classroom.  It is designed for those who have the desire and capability to advance, develop and improve their teaching practice and deliver consistently high quality learning experiences for our young people.  Some experience of teaching is required so is not an appropriate programme for NQTs.

What will it deliver?

An opportunity for tutors to see outstanding teaching in a host school. The programme enables participants to demonstrate a higher level of understanding of teaching and improve learning for students while providing the techniques to ‘coach’ colleagues and raise performance.

What will it do?

The end result is a tutor who is well motivated to strengthen their skills as part of their ongoing professional development.  They will have the tools and expertise to succeed in enhancing their own learning and play a role in raising standards across the school.  Delegates will know and understand how to deliver key concepts through consistent practice.  The programme is based around the concept of “ward rounds” and therefore provides a platform to share and discuss best practice for others.  They will be able to formulate new strategies to try out in their own classroom.  Once the programme concludes, the methodology explored will continue to support their professional development.

What does it involve?

This programme comprises six sessions over a five week period.  Delegates work in learning triads to enable intensive learning and support experience that focuses on individual needs.  The sessions are highly practical and also include observations, feedback and mentoring.  They will be expected to stretch themselves and at times to be working outside their comfort zone.

Programme content includes discussions and tasks linked to:

  • Starters & Plenaries
  • Challenge
  • Questioning techniques
  • Assessment for learning
  • Planning for effective learning
  • Differentiation
  • Engagement in learning

How do we know it works?

“Thoroughly enjoyed the course – inspirational, engaging and challenging.”

Improving Teaching Programme Delegate July 2013

“Enjoyed my time  on the  course very much and have a lot to take back to my colleagues… Thank you for a great course.”

Improving Teaching Programme Delegate July 2013