Outstanding Teacher Programme

The Outstanding Teacher Programme gives good (and outstanding) teachers a set of high level skills and strategies that enable them to become consistently and sustainably outstanding in all areas of their practice.  It helps them to:

  • demonstrate higher level understanding of teaching and improve learning for their pupils;
  • coach colleagues in their own school and in other schools to raise performance levels;
  • create a proactive school culture where the quality of teaching and learning is observed, discussed, challenged and enhanced;
  • increase the job satisfaction and create opportunities for further leadership and career progression.

This programme helps teachers to become consistently outstanding in all their professional activities and have a significant impact on how people achieve.

This programme:

  • requires learning three’s to prepare and present at an outstanding level to the whole delegate group for evaluation against DR ICE;
  • forms part of the school's professional development provision as this supports the implementation of agreed best practice and national agendas.

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Eligibility: 

This programme is open to teachers with the potential and capacity to consistently deliver outstanding lessons. Applicants would need to demonstrate:

  • strong commitment to teaching and learning and show that they are inspiring individuals with strong interpersonal skills and who are role models for pupils;
  • a commitment to professional development and the ability to truly reflect on their practice, including using student feedback to evaluate the impact of their teaching.

Commitment: 

The programme consists of two full days and eight half days facilitated sessions over a ten week period. Secondary schools need to release three teachers for the programme as coaching takes place in learning three’s; PRUs, primary and special schools prefer to release one teacher as members of the primary learning three’s can come from local cluster schools.

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