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 Spring 2018

Session

Date

Focus

Time

Venue

Week 1

Thursday 11th January

Outstanding Challenge & Engagement

0845 - 1230

Bramcote Hills Primary School

Week 2

Wednesday 17th January

Questioning & Starters Activities

0845 - 1530

Bramcote Hills Primary School

Week 3

w/c 22 January

In-school practice 1

 

 

Week 4

Thursday 1st February

Assessment, Plenaries & Progress & Coaching Intro

0845 - 1530

Bramcote Hills Primary School

Week 5

w/c 5 February

In-school practice 2

 

 

Week 6

Monday 26th February

The Power of Coaching 2

0845 - 1530

Bramcote Hills Primary School

Week 7

w/c 5 March

In-school practice 3

 

 

Week 8

Monday 12 March

Differentiation & Questioning

0845 - 1230

Bramcote Hills Primary School

Week 9

Wednesday 21st March

Outstanding Impact & Progress

1200 - 1530

Bramcote Hills Primary School /Portland CC

 

 

Secondary OTP Spring 2018

Session

Date

Focus

Time

Venue

Week 1

Thursday 26th April

Outstanding Challenge & Engagement

0845 - 1530

George Spencer Academy

Week 2

Tuesday 8th May

Questioning & Starters Activities

0845 - 1530

George Spencer Academy

 

w/c 14 May

In-school practice 1

   

Week 3

Wednesday 23rd May

Power of Coaching 1+2

0845 - 1530

George Spencer Academy

 

w/c 28 May

In-school practice 2

   

Week 4

Thursday 7th June

PoC 3 + Assessment, Plenaries & Progress

0845 - 1530

George Spencer Academy

 

w/c 11 June

In-school practice 3

   

Week 5

Tuesday 19th June

Differentiation & Questioning

0845 - 1300

George Spencer Academy

Week 6

Thursday 5th July

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.