A facilitated 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.

The Outstanding Teacher Programme

  • provides in-depth coaching to deepen teachers’ understanding of outstanding classroom practice. Participants improve through facilitated practice activities as structured opportunities to reflect on teaching approaches and their quality and impact
  • introduces and consolidates new knowledge and skills, and focus on what makes teaching and learning outstanding
  • provides strong input on the progression against the professional standards of excellence. This programme is crucial for teachers involved in developing Leadership in Teaching and Learning


The Outstanding Teacher Programme consists of five half-day sessions and two full 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 learning process of each school group.


This programme is open to teachers with the potential and capacity to deliver consistently outstanding lessons, and who want to develop a mindset of excellence.


A recent external evaluation of this programme reports that participants become much more reflective about their teaching and much more aware of how to make their lessons consistently outstanding.



Outstanding Teacher Programme

The autumn term programme is currently in progress.

The next programme will take place at Ashcroft High School, starting in January 2019.