Who is this course aimed at? The Improving Teacher Programme (ITP) is for Teachers seeking to deliver consistently good lessons. The ITP equips delegates with a range of good teaching and learning techniques as well as developing their skills and the opportunity to apply these skills in school.
Accredited by the National College for School Leadership, this is a nationally recognised and versatile programme. The programme (developed by OLEVI) will be facilitated by our outstanding practitioners from Woodrush High School who have themselves completed the Outstanding Facilitator Programme.
Eligibility Criteria This programme is open to all teachers who want to improve their teaching and want to learn how to deliver consistently good lessons matching theory with application. Delegates must have a commitment to continuing their professional development.
What are the key objectives of this course? • Know the key concepts underpinning ‘good’ practice in the classroom • Understand the impact of these concepts on ‘good’ teaching and learning • Be able to deliver these concepts through consistent practice • Enable delegates to self-assess and audit their own teaching and use this to deepen their understanding of effective teaching and learning through learning activities, lesson observations, facilitated debriefs and follow-up coaching
The programme will cover the following units: • Planning lessons • Starter activities • Plenary sessions • Questioning techniques • Engaging in learning • Challenging learning • Assessment • Differentiation
Programme Commitment • The programme will run over a 5 week period with a mixture of full and half day sessions. • The programme works best if schools are able to send 3 teachers on the same course as coaching takes place in triads. However, it is still viable if schools cannot release 3 teachers at a time. In some instances schools that are geographically close or those already working in clusters may choose to send 3 from across the cluster. For many the schools the ITP is the preferred option for those in first 2 years of teaching.
Coaching and Support Participants will require a coach from their school to support them in their activities (this should be someone one with responsibility or expertise in teaching and learning). The Coach should attend the first and last sessions of the programme, provide support for the teachers to work back at school on the practical school based tasks and monitor progress against individual action plans.
Cost The ITP costs £580 per delegate. A reduced rate is available for schools sending 3 or more delegates.
Booking The course will run at Woodrush High School. Session dates are as follows: