OUTSTANDING TEACHING PROGRAMME

 

Who is this course aimed at?

Teachers within schools that are currently 'good' or borderline 'outstanding' that have the capacity to develop into consistently 'outstanding' teachers. Candidates work in 'Learning Threes' sometimes from their own school and sometimes mixed with other schools. This sort of collaborative learning, supported by facilitators, and the quality of content are what the evidence suggests make the difference between a conventional course and our sessions.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must:

  • be 'Good' with the potential to achieve 'Outstanding'.
  • have at least three years teaching experiences.
  • be a highly respected, inspiring professional who demonstrates high order interpersonal skills.
  • have a commitment both to continuing their professional development and that of other staff.

 

What will it do?

The end result is a teacher who can reflect on teaching with the tools to enable and raise levels of engagement in learning, through providing consistently outstanding lessons. An innovative teacher who is willing to take risks.

 

It will deliver...

An opportunity for teachers to see outstanding teaching in a host school. Demonstrate a higher level of understanding of teaching and improve learning for students while providing the techniques to 'coach' colleagues and raise performance.

 

What does it involve?

Each programme comprises nine sessions over nine weeks, within this there are linked practical tasks back in your school including applying what you learn and observation in the host school. Participants focus on a range of aspects of teaching and learning such as challenge, engagement, assessment, differentiation, questioning and planning.

 

What are the key objectives of this course?

  • To develop the teacher to be outstanding in everything they do.
  • Further development of a common language to discuss teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrate high level understanding of teaching and learning.

  • A positive ethos in which the quality of teaching and learning is observed, discussed and enhanced.

  • The opportunity to develop coaching and mentoring skills to enable them to develop the practice of others.

 

Programme Commitment

The programme works best if schools are able to send 3 teachers on the same course as coaching takes place in triads. However, is it 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.

 

What people are saying:

    •  "Looking to adopt the practices I have learnt on the course across the whole school ie; coaching triangle"

       
    •  "The programme has renewed my enthusiasm and commitment to developing approaches to teaching and assessing progress in MFL."


    •  "I have started using new strategies in my teaching. I have introduced some of these strategies in school. I have started to introduce the concept of DRICE to teaching staff."


 

Upcoming Programmes

Primary OTP - Autumn 2017

Session

Date

Focus

Time

Venue

Week 1

Thursday 21st September

Outstanding Challenge & Engagement

0845 - 1230

Wyndham Primary Academy

Week 2

Wednesday 27th September

Questioning & Starters Activities

0845 - 1530

Wyndham Primary Academy

Week 3

w/c 2 October

In-school practice 1

   

Week 4

Monday 9th October

Assessment, Plenaries & Progress & Coaching Intro

0845 - 1530

Wyndham Primary Academy

Week 5

w/c 16 October

In-school practice 2

   

Week 6

Friday 10th November

The Power of Coaching 2

0845 - 1530

Wyndham Primary Academy

Week 7

w/c 13 Nov

In-school practice 3

   

Week 8

Wednesday 29th November

Differentiation & Questioning

0845 - 1230

Wyndham Primary Academy

Week 9

Thursday 7th December

Outstanding Impact & Progress

1200 - 1530

Wyndham Primary Academy

 

 

Secondary OTP - Autumn 2017

 Session  Date

Focus

Time

Venue

Week 1

Friday 22nd September

Outstanding Challenge & Engagement

0845- 1530

George Spencer Academy

Week 2

Thursday 28th September

Questioning & Starters Activities

0845- 1530

George Spencer Academy

 

w/c 2 October

In-school practice 1

   

Week 3

Friday 13th October

Power of Coaching 1+2

0845- 1530

George Spencer Academy

 

w/c 16 October

In-school practice 2

   

Week 4

Monday 6th November

PoC 3 + Assessment, Plenaries & Progress

0845- 1530

George Spencer Academy

 

w/c 13 November

In-school practice 3

   

Week 5

Friday 24th November

Differentiation & Questioning

0845 - 1300

George Spencer Academy

Week 6

Tuesday 12th December

Outstanding Impact & Progress

0845 - 1300

George Spencer Academy

 

 

 

Cost

£645 per delegate (no increase for 2017/18)

10% reduction for subsequent delegates from the same school/cluster

10% discount for GSA Teaching Schools Alliance members

 

Registration

If you would like to book places on either programme, please download and complete the attached booking form and email to courses@george-spencer.notts.sch.uk. Your place is not final until we receive your completed form, and confirm back to you.