Outstanding Teacher Programme

The Outstanding Teacher Programme is used by the National College for School Leadership that empowers teachers to consistently deliver high quality lessons. Through practical and interactive development sessions, participants will build confidence as they generate ideas and strategies on how to improve their practice to secure outstanding…

Course TitleOutstanding Teacher Programme (OTP)
Course TutorAccredited OTP facilitators from Gordano School and North Somerset Primary Schools who have considerable experience of successful teaching and development roles within their schools and the wider teaching community.
Duration10 weeks including 6 x half day sessions, 2 x full day sessions and 2 x in-school practice sessions.
Target AudienceThis programme is for teachers who are, or have the potential to be, outstanding. To develop their practice and help them carry out a whole school responsibility for teaching and learning.
We recommend that schools send three members of staff to attend the programme. They would then co-plan, deliver and feedback on a number of activities and lesson(s) observations.
It is expected that the senior leadership team will nominate staff who they feel would benefit from this type of professional development.
Key StagesKS1/KS2/KS3/KS4
GuidanceDesirable
Course DescriptionThe Outstanding Teacher Programme is used by the National College for School Leadership that empowers teachers to consistently deliver high quality lessons. Through practical and interactive development sessions, participants will build confidence as they generate ideas and strategies on how to improve their practice to secure outstanding.
Participants are grouped into threes to enable an intensive learning and support experience that focuses on individual needs. Sessions include observations, practical activities, feedback and colleague to colleague mentoring.
Participants focus on a range of aspects of teaching and learning such as challenge, engagement, assessment, differentiation, questioning and planning.
Programme content includes:
• what does an outstanding teacher look like?
• taboo, definitions, audit, strengths and weaknesses;
• coaching;
• in-school practice;
• developing success criteria;
• what is effective questioning?
• new learning on differentiation;
• understanding assessment;
• action planning and evaluation.
Outcomes• A teacher who can reflect on their teaching with the tools to enable raised levels of engagement in learning, through providing consistently outstanding lessons.
• An innovate teacher who is willing to take risks.
• An opportunity for teachers to see outstanding teaching in a host school.
• Demonstrate a higher level of understanding of teaching and improve learning for pupils while providing the techniques to 'coach' colleagues and raise performance.
Date/sTBC
TimeHalf day sessions: 13:30 – 16:30; full day sessions: 08:30 – 15:30
VenueGordano School
Cost LearningExchange member fee: £615 per delegate
Non member fee: £615 per delegate
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