ITP Training

Why study the ITP?
Swavesey Village College is a designated  teaching school.  We have extensive experience in delivering CPD and are committed to sharing our experiences and expertise with other schools. Our facilitators have considerable experience of successful teaching and development roles within the school and the wider teaching community.

The Improving teacher programme is used by the National College for School Leadership to empower teachers to consistently deliver high quality lessons.  Through practical and interactive development sessions, participants will build confidence as they generate ideas and strategies on how to improve their practice.

The programme is hosted by Swavesey Village College which has been judged by Ofsted to be an outstanding school. To broaden the experience for delegates, some of the sessions may be held at other CMAT schools.

Who is it for?
This programme is for schools and teachers who want to advance, develop and improve their teaching practice and deliver consistently good lessons.  We recommend that schools send three members of staff to attend the programme.  They would then plan, deliver and feedback on a number of activities and lessons observations.

It is expected members of the senior leadership team will nominate staff who they feel would benefit from this type of professional development. A mentor should be agreed upon for the learning three who is usually a senior leader at the school.

The improving teacher programme is not a behaviour management programme and is not appropriate for those who are deemed to be inadequate.

What will it do?
The end result is a motivated teacher with the tools and expertise to succeed, leading not only to enhanced classroom and pupil performance but also higher standards across the school. Participants will know how to deliver key concepts through consistent practice. It will deliver an invaluable opportunity for teachers to pick up successful techniques and formulate new strategies to bring back to their own classroom from observing teaching best practice.

What does it involve?
Each programme comprises six full day sessions over six weeks. Participants are grouped into threes to enable an intensive learning and support experience that focuses on individual needs. Sessions include observations, practical activities, feedback and colleague mentoring.

Programme content includes discussions and tasks linked to;

  • Professional skills audit
  • Plenary sessions
  • Challenge Learning
  • Questioning techniques
  • Starter Activities
  • Assessment
  • Planning lessons
  • Differentiation
  • Engaging in Learning

Expectations for successful completion of the programme:-

  • To attend all of the sessions.
  • To have regular meetings with your school Mentor.
  • To complete the post session challenges in your learning three.
  • To have time available to complete the post sessions challenges which may require the learning three to team plan, observe lesson and evaluate.

Where will the next course be held?
Please contact for further details of the Autumn 2015 programme.

Per delegate: £600 (plus VAT)
All resources, lunch and refreshments will be provide by the host school.  The full cost of the course is payable on acceptance onto a course and is non-refundable.