The Improving Teacher Programme.

The highly effective and motivating Improving Teacher Programme gives teachers, who want to improve their practice, a set of skills and strategies to reach the next teaching level. Utilised in the London and City Challenge Projects and endorsed by the National College, the ITP has gained a national reputation for raising standards in teaching and learning. THE ITP Brochure v2 WEBSITE Thumbnail

Click here for The Improving Teacher Programme leaflet.

Objectives

To enable teachers to:

  • provide their students with the best possible learning experience
  • improve standards in their classrooms and schools
  • increase their job satisfaction and quality of experience
  • work more effectively as active members of their school team

A key part of the OLEVI Teaching and Learning Portfolio of school-to-school support, which is helping to increase capacity and drive up standards in schools, the programme helps teachers deliver consistent high-quality lessons that have a positive measurable impact on student performance.

The Improving Teacher Programme:

  • provides improving teachers with in-depth coaching, tailored to a self-assessment of their teaching. It provides opportunities to deepen their understanding of high-quality classroom practice and teaching and learning. Participants improve their teaching through facilitated practice, observation of colleagues and working with ‘live’ students
  • supports a wider range of teaching activities, including: planning lessons, starter activities, plenary sessions, questioning techniques, engaging in learning, challenging learning, assessment and differentiation strategies
  • supports the aims and implementation of school improvement plans and other national agendas
  • forms part of the professional development provision or entitlement for staff development within the school’s improvement plan
  • builds confidence of staff to become used to class observations and adopt a positive “can do” attitude.

Teachers who have recently attended the course said:

“The ITP programme provided many excellent opportunities to share and discuss new strategies and good practice. It was a great way to work with other teachers and develop the core skills that help in day-to-day teaching. I really enjoyed being able to discuss various strategies and ideas with people from other faculties to see how we could incorporate the same principles across the subjects."Kenneth Johnson, KS4 Lead
"The course has helped me to devise various learning strategies for the lower and upper band students including the use of various literacy activities. It has allowed me to divide my lesson into sections and be more reflective."Shahzad Khan- Teacher of Science, Chalk Hills Academy

Session Dates

Thursday 2nd November

 

09.30 - 16:00
Thursday

 

16th November 13:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 29th November 09.30 - 16:00

 

Wednesday 13th December 13:00 - 16:30

 

Thursday 11th January 09.30 - 16:00

 

Thursday 25th January

 

13:00 - 16:30

Programme content includes discussions and tasks linked to:

  • Plenary sessions
  • Challenging learning
  • Questioning techniques
  • Starter activities
  • Assessment
  • Planning lessons
  • Differentiation
  • Engaging in learning
  • Learning walks

Eligibility

This programme is open to all teachers who want to improve their teaching practice and want to learn how to teach and facilitate consistently good lessons matching theory with application.

Cost

£550 per delegate

How to apply

For more information or to apply please contact Natasha Jabbar on 01582 601221 or email n.jabbar@thesharedlearningtrust.org.uk