Improving Teacher Programme

Improving Teacher Programme

Trafford Teaching Schools Collaborative ITP 

Each session will be delivered at five different primary and secondary Trafford schools, providing a broader and deeper perspective for participants. The same Lead Facilitator will deliver each programme to provide a stable learning platform for the group.


£575.00 + VAT per delegate


The OLEVI Teaching and Learning Programmes are now well established and highly valued CPD opportunities. The local Teaching Schools, all of which are experienced, licensed providers of OTP and ITP, are collaborating to offer a uniquely diverse and rich experience.

Each Programme will be delivered at several venues, providing a broader and deeper perspective for participants. The same facilitators will deliver each programme to provide a stable learning platform for the group. Four Trafford Teaching Schools will offer and advertise all the programmes outlined below through their accustomed channels. Applicants can book a place with any school, who will provide their usual administrative support. Prior to each programme commencing, participants will be provided with all the necessary details collectively.

This programme is for schools and teachers, who want to advance, develop and improve their teaching practice and deliver consistently good lessons. The Improving Teacher Programme provides targeted support programme to enable teachers to deliver ‘good’ lessons more consistently. The key objectives for this programme include, developing teachers to understand the impact of the programmes’ concepts on ‘good’ teaching and learning, and be able to deliver these concepts through consistent practice.

These programmes have a proven track record of improving the quality and consistency of learning and teaching in schools; their impact has been profound and sustained. On average 80% of delegates who attended the training were able to improve the quality of their teaching and learning by one Ofsted grade (National College). Feedback for the OFP programme has been excellent with delegates rating of the quality of facilitation and overall effectiveness as ‘100%, very good’.

What does it involve?

Each programme comprises six sessions over six weeks. Participants are grouped into threes to enable an intensive learning and support experience that focuses on individual needs. Sessions include observation, practical activities, feedback and mentoring from a senior colleague. Programme content includes discussion and tasks linked to:

  • Professional skills audit
  • Plenary sessions
  • Challenging learning
  • Planning lesson
  • Questioning techniques
  • Assessment
  • Starter activities
  • Engaging in learning
  • Differentiation

What will it achieve?

Having completed the course participants will:

  • understand the key concepts underpinning good practice in the classroom
  • be aware of the impacts of these concepts on good teaching and learning
  • know how to deliver these concepts through consistent practice
  • provide pupils with the best possible learning experience
  • improve standards in their school
  • increase their job satisfaction
  • work more effectively as an active member of the school team

Teachers on these programmes universally welcomed their impact on the quality of their teaching. School managers could point to measurable improvements in the quality of the teaching, with consequent improvements in outcomes for pupils. Their contribution to this overall analysis has been substantial. It shows that the quality of teaching in London secondary schools has been higher than for the rest of England; there is more good or outstanding teaching taking place.