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Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP)

Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP)


The OUTSTANDING Teacher Programme (OTP)

The OTP programme is a 10 week programme consisting of 7 facilitated session and 3 weeks in school focusing on inter-sessional tasks.  The programme is unique in that it is based in schools, led by experienced practioners and school leaders and includes opportunities to visit lessons and partake in learning walks to study live lessons and reflect on actual learning and teaching. The outline of the programme is as follows:

·         Session 1 – Learning & Teaching – What is Outstanding Teaching?

·         Session 2 – Learning & Teaching – Starters/ Plenaries & L&T Model

·         Session 3 – Learning & Teaching – Assessment

·         Session 4 – Power of Coaching – Introduction to Coaching techniques

·         Session 5 – Power of Coaching – Coaching models and practice

·         Session 6 – Learning & Teaching – Questioning

·         Session 7 – Learning & Teaching – What is Outstanding Teaching now?

Designed and facilitated by experienced school leaders and teachers at Cardiff High School, all whom have been accredited by Olevi, 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 programme enables teachers to:

  • demonstrate higher level understanding of teaching and improve learning for their students
  • 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 job satisfaction and create opportunities for further leadership and career progression

The programme is a key part of the OLEVI Teaching and Learning Portfolio of school-to-school support, which is helping to increase capacity and drive up standards in schools. Among many benefits, this programme helps teachers to become consistently outstanding in all their professional activities and have a significant impact on how people achieve


Who is suitable for the OTP?

The OTP is aimed at good (and outstanding) teachers and seeks to provide them with a set of high level skills and strategies that enable them to become consistently and sustainably outstanding in the classroom.