Developing Leadership - Outstanding Teacher Programme

Empowering teachers to move from good to outstanding and build capacity in learning and teaching for themselves and others

The aims of the nine day programme (one day per week) for teachers in Primary Schools are:

  • To know the concepts underpinning ‘outstanding’ practice in the classroom
  • To understand the impact of these concepts on ‘outstanding’ teaching and learning
  • To be able to model these concepts through consistently outstanding practice
  • To develop a specific vocabulary to describe & support the promotion of good/outstanding teaching and learning within own school setting
  • To support and challenge colleagues to own and develop their personal practice
  • To use coaching strategies wherever possible as the preferred model of challenge and development

Programme dates 2023-24:

Dates to be confirmed 

Programme cost:

£800 per delegate


Lyons Hall Primary School, Deerleap Way, Braintree, Essex CM7 9FH

Contact details:
Rachel Pritchard
T: 01376 552393

Comments from previous delegates:

  • “A fantastic engaging course – thank you.”
  • “Possibly one of the most useful courses I have been on. The drip-feeding approach allowed me time to consolidate ideas and try different approaches.”
  • “A great course with practical activities that can be put into practice straight away!”
  • “It has reassured me that outstanding teaching can be achieved through incremental changes.”
  • “The impact of the course will be long term.”

The programme requires the delegates to work in learning triads for planning, observation and presentation delivery. Delegates will be encouraged to define and implement their own professional development targets, adopt a coaching style in all their roles in their own school and network across the cohort during and beyond the programme.

Ideally the delegates in the learning triads will be from the same school or a cluster so delegates can support each other and work together back in school. However this is not essential and schools can send individual delegates who will be linked up with others once on the programme.