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Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP)

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.


To book on to an Outstanding Teacher Programme course please click here

The Improving Teacher Programme (ITP)

Designed by experienced and successful school leaders this highly-effective programme gives developing teachers a set of skills and strategies to reach the next level of professional practice. The programme enables teachers to:

  • provide their students with the best possible learning experience
  • improve standards in their classrooms and schools
  • increase their job satisfaction and quality of experience
  • work more effectively as active members of their school team

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, the programme, helps teachers deliver consistent high-quality lessons that have a positive measurable impact on student performance.

  • Provides improving teachers with in-depth coaching, tailored to a self-assessment of their teaching.
  • 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: lesson planning; engagement, challenge, starter activities, plenary sessions, questioning techniques, assessment and developing effective differentiation strategies
  • Supports the aims and implementation of school improvement plans and other national agendas.
  • forms part of the professional development provision or entitlement for staff development within the school’s improvement plan

The Improving Teacher Programme consists of six consecutive weekly half-day sessions. Secondary schools need to release three teachers at a time, as learning takes place in groups of three. Primary and special schools may prefer to release one teacher per programme, as ‘learning threes’ can be made up from cluster schools. The work of these teachers is supported by a project manager at Lampton school who attends the first and final sessions and supports the teachers’ progress through the programme in their schools. It is an important coaching role that is pivotal to the success of the delegates.

The Improving Teacher Programme is open to all teachers who want to improve their teaching and want to learn how to deliver consistently good lessons that match sound theory with excellent practice.


To book on to an Improving Teacher Programme course please click here

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme (OTAP)

This new programme gives Teaching Assistants a framework to develop their skills and understanding. It enables them to:

  • provide their pupils/students with the best possible learning experience;
  • support the improvement of student outcomes throughout the school;
  • work more effectively within a team committed to improving standards;
  • consolidate and renew skills, develop new ones, increase positive attitudes and enrich understanding for themselves and others.

The programme provides school to school support which helps to increase capacity and improve standards. The key focus is on providing opportunities for the Teaching Assistant to support effective teaching and learning.

To book on to an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme course please click here

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

To book on to any of our English as an Additional Language courses please click here

Students Leading Learning (SLL)

This is a termly programme designed to develop pupils as observers of teaching and learning. The programme begins with a one day facilitated programme which can be hosted within your own school or an alliance school. Students investigate effective practice and develop the skill of constructive feedback. The structured follow up, carried out within your own school includes:

  • a number of lesson observation and feedback opportunities
  • continuing development in the feedback process
  • continuing exploration into metacognition.


In many schools, cohorts of trained students then contribute to:

  • the selection of new staff
  • training opportunities for NQTs, ITT students and teachers seeking to improve their practice
  • teaching and learning CPD sessions.

The programme has developed to include working in primary schools. This supports schools so they can work with other colleagues and visit other schools, take part in “learning walks “ and enable students to observe lessons and be trained to give constructive feedback.

Students Leading Learning (SLL) is a flexible programme which can be delivered at any key stage within one school or to a number of schools that wish to:

  • build learning partnerships
  • build the capacity of students able to support teacher development and school improvement through informed and skilful conversations about effective teaching and learning
  • develop students as ‘leaders of learning’ or ‘learning detectives’
  • develop metacognition.

The programme builds capacity for improving whole school learning, develops pupil metacognition and improves pupils’ language of learning. It also creates a culture of collaboration between pupils and teachers.

Outcomes (1): pupils will learn how to discuss teaching and learning, identify excellent teaching, observe a lesson and give constructive feedback to teachers.

Outcomes (2): Staff will learn how to develop pupils as future leaders of learning.   At Lampton the programme is being extended to the rest of KS3 and training teachers to support the programme.

Feedback from Staff

“The feedback was great – very precise and the questions they asked were very thought provoking. I’m looking forward to having the next group of SLL observers in my lesson.”

Feedback from Students

“I can see how hard it is to be a teacher now!”
“….you helped me really develop my skills – especially giving feedback”
“I really liked the way we worked together in depth and then tried out what we learned”

To book on to a Students Leading Learning course please click here

Raising Achievement at Key Stage 5

With changes to more demanding A levels from September 2015, the requirement to ensure high level challenge is built into day-to day A level teaching has never been more crucial. Performance at the top grades at A level across all subjects is supported by explicitly teaching for three key features :

  • Deep conceptual understanding.
  • Enhanced higher order skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
  • Cogent and coherent written communication.

‘Improving A level Performance’ is a developmental teaching and learning programme based on a Critical Thinking framework applicable to all subject areas. It will enable teachers to develop practical strategies for their day to day practice aimed at securing all three key features of high level performance.

Testimonials from participants who completed the programmes over the last 18 months include:

“This course definitely inspired me to challenge my A level teaching practice”
“The changes I’ve made, especially in my approach to questioning, has increased students’ engagement with complex concepts”
“This course has had a massive impact on me, it has really revitalised my teaching”
“The Socratic questioning tools has impacted on the quality of thinking and responses in my Y13 lessons”

To book on to our Raising achievement at Key Stage 5 course please click here


Outstanding Facilitation Programme (OFP)

Designed by OLEVI and facilitated by our experienced school leaders and teachers, the Outstanding Facilitator Programme enhances the leadership of teaching and learning in your schools and prepares a school based team of accredited facilitators, who can facilitate the OTP and ITP within the OLEVI Teaching and Learning Syllabus. Utilised by National Teaching Schools, the OFP has gained a reputation for helping raise standards in teaching and learning.


To help teachers to:

  • be accredited to facilitate the OTP and ITP in their schools
  • challenge expectations at the very core of teaching and learning and help build a coaching ethos to support change
  • improve the quality and consistency of your teaching and learning and ensure your staff fully understand what constitutes a good/outstanding lesson through outstanding facilitation
  • build learning partnerships between key team players, who will strategically support the leadership of teaching and learning
  • ensure your staff develop the key skills to facilitate, lead, focus and coach colleagues and pupils effectively


To book on to an Outstanding Facilitator Programme course please click here

Primary Maths Skills

The primary maths course offers an opportunity to attend a nine week pedagogical course delivered by the Lampton School Maths Specialist Leader of Education to enrich primary maths teaching.

The course will build on existing maths knowledge, providing tangible ideas which will directly and immediately impact on teaching practice in the classroom. It is ideal as a next step for those who attended the Primary Maths Skills Development Programme last year and maths teachers/co-ordinators who are keen to enrich and develop their teaching.

Limited places are available and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Testimonials from participants (and their line managers) who completed the Primary Maths Skills Development Programme last year:

“This course has opened my eyes and shown me that any topic can be taught at KS1”
“.. feels more able to ask effective questions, which probe children’s understanding at a deeper level”
“.. is now more confident in her own ability and subject knowledge, this … has had a significant impact on her approach to teaching maths. She has expressed an interest in delivering whole school INSET as a result of this course”

To book on to any of our Primary Maths courses please click here

Achieving Excellence Through Character Development

This Programme aims to:

Show how Lampton has transformed and positively influenced the mind-set of a selected group of challenging students, who have now become peer mentors and leaders in the school.

• Explain how to create an innovative programme that develops positive behaviours and attitudes towards school and education.

• Shows the impact of resilience and a growth mind set to break social disadvantage and enable students to develop academic, and in Lampton’s case, sporting excellence.

To book on to our Achieving Excellence Through Character Development course please click here

Design and Technology Training Courses

At Lampton we provide a wide range of Design and Technology Training for teachers. Please click on any of the links below to view further information.

To book on to any of our Design and Technology courses please click here

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