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.

The Improving Teaching Programme

  • provides improving teachers with in-depth coaching, tailored to a self-assessment of their teaching. It provides opportunities to deepen their understanding of high-quality classroom practice and teaching and learning. Participants improve their teaching through facilitated practice, observation of colleagues and working with ‘live’ students
  • supports a wider range of teaching activities, including: planning lessons, starter activities, plenary sessions, questioning techniques, engaging in learning, challenging learning, assessment and differentiation strategies
  • builds confidence of staff to become used to class observations and adopt a positive “can do” attitude.


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 progress of course delegates throughout.


This programme is open to all teachers who want to improve their teaching practice and want to learn how to teach and facilitate consistently good lessons matching theory with application.


The 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.”


Securing Good with the ITP

ITP programmes will take place at Stopsley High School, starting in January 2019, and Lealands High School, starting in June 2019.