Improving TEACHER Programme (Primary)


This programme is designed for primary school teachers with the desire to develop the quality of their teaching to ensure that challenge and engagement are at the heart of their classroom practice.

Requirements and duration

Schools will choose a mentor for each of their delegates who will help to guide them through the postsessional challenges. The mentor will assist the delegate with organising and carrying out at least one lesson observation in their own school. The programme is based around six days of training spread over seven weeks. Two delegates per school is recommended but not essential.

Topics covered

The programme focuses on the core business of teaching and learning applicable to all teachers. Each day of the programme focuses on a different aspect including Challenge and Engagement, Starters and Plenaries, Assessment, Questioning and Differentiation.


Delegates will engage in a wide range of activities to enhance their practice. Examples include:

  •  Ward rounds and or lesson/peer observations in the host school every week of the programme.
  • Collaborative work with colleagues from their own school and other schools, including weekly ‘Post-Sessional Challenges/tasks’ back in school.
  • Structured self-reflection, self review and short/medium term action planning.
  • Lesson design, planning and review.

How will my school benefit?

Delegates will bring back to school a wide range of techniques and strategies to enhance the key areas of teaching and learning including: Questioning, AfL and Differentiation, with which to apply in the classroom and share with colleagues.

How will my students benefit?

The implementation of the techniques delivered on the course will impact directly on the challenge and engagement offered to students and subsequent progress and attainment that the students achieve.

Course start date 09 October 2017
Course duration 6 FULL DAY sessions between 9 October and 20 November 2017
Course end date 20 November 2017
Course time 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Venue Brightside Primary School, Billericay
Cost £545 (Billericay TSA Members - £491)
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