Training

On this page you will find details of the following courses:

  • Outstanding Teacher Programme
  • Securing 'Good' with the ITP
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme

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 OTP – Outstanding Teacher Programme


A facilitated programme, the highly-effective Outstanding Teacher Programme equips teachers with the skills and strategies to help them reach the next level of professional practice.

A key part of OLEVI’s school-to-school Teaching and Learning portfolio, this Programme helps teachers deliver consistent, high-quality lessons that have a positive, measurable impact on results.

Programme delegates improve their craft of teaching by attending facilitated sessions; working face-to-face with students, observing colleagues at first-hand, engaging in group discussion and debate, self-assessing and accessing direct effective coaching.

The OTP enables teachers to:-

give students the best possible learning experience
radically improve results
deepen and sharpen their understanding of classroom practice                               
increase their job satisfaction and prospects for advancement
engage fully with the drive to raise standards throughout the school

The Outstanding Teacher Programme

provides teachers with in-depth coaching tailored to their individual needs
includes a focus on: lesson planning; engagement, challenge, starter activities, plenary sessions, questioning techniques, assessment and developing effective differentiation strategies
forms part of the professional development provision or entitlement for staff development within the school’s improvement plan

Commitment

The Outstanding Teacher Programme consists of five half-day sessions and two full day sessions, through an OLEVI approved host school. Secondary schools need to release three teachers at a time, as learning takes place in groups of three.

A school-based buddy supports the learning process of each school group, attends the first and final sessions and supports the progress of course delegates throughout.

Eligibility

The outstanding teacher programme is open to all teachers who want to move their teaching to the next level, make an impact beyond their own classroom and link sound theory with excellent practice.

Impact

The OLEVI Outstanding Teaching Programme is having a significant impact on the performance of teaching staff and students in schools. One teacher remarked:

'A recent external evaluation of this programme reports that participants become much more reflective about their teaching and much more aware of how to make their lessons consistently outstanding.'

Securing 'Good' with the ITP (Improving Teacher Programme)


A facilitated programme, the highly-effective Improving Teaching Programme equips teachers with the skills and strategies to help them reach the next level of professional practice.

A key part of OLEVI’s school-to-school Teaching and Learning portfolio, this Programme helps teachers deliver consistent, high-quality lessons that have a positive, measurable impact on results.

Programme delegates improve their craft of teaching by attending facilitated sessions; working face-to-face with students, observing colleagues at first-hand, engaging in group discussion and debate, self-assessing and accessing direct effective coaching.

The SGP enables teachers to:-

  • give students the best possible learning experience
  • radically improve results
  • deepen and sharpen their understanding of classroom practice
  • increase their job satisfaction and prospects for advancement
  • engage fully with the drive to raise standards throughout the school

 

The Improving Teaching Programme

provides teachers with in-depth coaching tailored to their individual needs
includes a focus on: lesson planning; engagment, challenge, starter activities, plenary sessions, questioning techniques, assessment and developing effective differentiation strategies
forms part of the professional development provision or entitlement for staff development within the school’s improvement plan

Commitment

The Improving Teaching Programme consists of six consecutive weekly half-day sessions, through an OLEVI approved host school. Secondary schools need to release three teachers at a time, as learning takes place in groups of three.

A school-based buddy supports the learning process of each school group, attends the first and final sessions and supports the progress of course delegates throughout.

Eligibility

The Improving Teaching programme is open to all teachers who want to improve their teaching and want to learn how to deliver consistently good lessons that marry sound theory with excellent practice.

Impact

The OLEVI Improving Teaching Programme is having a significant impact on the performance of teaching staff and students in schools. One teacher remarked:

“It has completely transformed my life, both in and out of the school and that of my students.”

 

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme (OTAP)

The Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme is for teaching assistants who are, or who have the potential to be, outstanding in their roles. It is intended to develop the potential for Teaching Assistants to have a wider impact on improving the quality of teaching and learning across the school. Designed and facilitated by experienced school leaders and teachers the OTAP forms part of the OLEVI Teaching & Learning Syllabus which has gained a national reputation for raising standards in teaching and learning.

Objectives

OTAP enables teaching assistants to:

  • place a greater emphasis on the purpose and value of the lessons they support
  • raise levels of engagement and achievement in learning
  • use different methods and styles of support to challenge learners
  • innovate and take risks
  • have a bigger impact on the planning and assessment for the learners they support
  • demonstrate a higher level understanding of teaching and learning
  • be able to coach colleagues to raise performance

 

The programme focuses on a range of aspects of teaching and learning such as challenge, engagement, assessment, differentiation, questioning and planning. There are facilitated practical sessions and lesson observations at the host school, with linked practical tasks back in the participant’s own school to apply what they learn.

The OTAP content includes:

  • understanding what an outstanding teaching assistant looks like?
  • key definitions and audits of strengths & weaknesses
  • coaching for deep learning
  • new learning on differentiation
  • creating and leading an in-school project
  • developing a success criteria
  • what is effective questioning?
  • action planning and evaluation

The programme enables delegates to share ideas and strategies to help move their schools forward. Delegates gain confidence in feeling able to voice their views and ideas, and feel empowered to take the lead in their development as “learning assistants”, with a focus on facilitating the pupils' learning experience.
 

Eligibility

This programme is for teaching assistants who are, or who, have the potential to be outstanding in their roles
 

Impact

Head teachers and delegates are telling us that the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme is having a huge impact on the role of the TA in the modern classroom

 


Schedule for 2017-18

 

Outstanding Teacher Programme

The autumn term programme will take place at Ashcroft High School, starting in the last week of September 2017. This programme is now fully booked.

The spring term programme will take place at Lealands High School, starting in mid-January 2018.

 

Securing Good with the ITP

The autumn term programme will take place at Lea Manor High School, starting in the last week of October 2017. This programme is now fully booked.

 The spring term programme will take place at Lea Manor High School, starting in the last week of January 2018.

The summer term programme will take place at Ashcroft High School, starting in the first week of June 2018.

 

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme

The next programme will take place at Lealands High School, starting in January 2018.