Teacher Development

Creative Teacher Programme (ITP)

Designed by OLEVI and facilitated by experienced school leaders and teachers, the highly effective and motivating Creative Teaching Programme (previously known as Improving Teacher Programme) gives teachers, who want to improve their practice, a set of skills and strategies to reach the next teaching level.

Endorsed by the National College, the Creative Teaching Programme has gained a national reputation for raising standards in teaching and learning.
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.

The core aims of the programme are to enable teachers to:

  • provide pupils 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

The Creative Teaching Programme is having a significant impact on the performance of teaching staff in our partner school and feedback for delegates is exceptional.

We deliver the course across 2 contrasting schools in order to give delegates the best exposure to teaching styles.

Audience: All teachers who want to improve their teaching practice
Date: see this year’s flier
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Venue: see this year’s flier
Cost: £575

Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP)

The OTP provides teachers rated as ‘good’ with a set of skills and strategies that enable them to become consistently and sustainably outstanding. It is open to teachers with the potential and drive to deliver consistently outstanding lessons.

The Outstanding Teacher Programme provides delegates with high quality facilitation allowing them to explore in depth what makes outstanding teaching and learning. The programme challenges delegates to consider how effective their teaching is and what they can do on their journey to improve. It is a perfect opportunity to network with delegates from other settings to be challenged professionally and share best practice. Delegates and senior leaders report that staff finish the programme with higher levels of confidence and a willingness to drive forwards standards of teaching and learning back in their own context.

Programme structure

The programme runs over one term. It is delivered through face-to-face taught sessions, classroom observations across 2 schools. In addition, there are in-school practice sessions at the participant’s school.

Audience: All teachers with the potential and drive to deliver consistently outstanding lessons
Dates: tbc
Time: tbc
Venue: tbc
Cost: £615

Course Aims

  • develop a common language to discuss teaching and learning
  • deepen understanding of key aspects of outstanding teaching and learning
  • raise performance in the classroom, by encouraging creativity and developing more innovative practice
  • encourage the teacher to become a more reflective practitioner
  • develop coaching skills to develop the practice of others.

What does this involve?

The initial stage of the programme poses the question ‘what makes an outstanding teacher?’ Each session then has a different teaching and learning focus including engagement, challenge, assessment, questioning, reflection and thinking skills.

Participants will be expected to complete post-session tasks back in their own school, to consolidate ideas from each session and apply them to their own context.