Stronger Leaders, Stronger Teachers, Stronger Schools

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is no an act but a habit.

Aristotle

Stronger teachers

Course: Outstanding Progress Over Time

 

Course summary

Outstanding Progress Over Time provides a number of strategies for teachers and school leaders to implement outstanding progress over time. The benefits of the course include easy-to-apply tips and strategies in creating effective curriculum maps, programmes of study and schemes of work, ensuring that everything that needs to be taught is taught. It helps teachers and students to have a clear and coherent path of teaching and learning that builds on and strengthens previous teaching and learning.

All modules can be delivered either together as a suite of training through, for example, an INSET day or individually as twilight or remote training. 

 

Impact

Applying this course contributed in particular to:

Onslow St Audrey’s School (2018), improved their Progress 8 score by +0.25

Barnhill Community High School (2019) achieved Progress 8 score of well above average +0.57

 

Course modules

Module 1 - Structuring the Year for Success: Planning Long Term Progress

Moving from data to strategy, this module addresses the strengths and areas for development arising from the summer exams and supports senior leaders and governors with key information to ensure a rigorous exam analysis is carried out and and as a result, robust plans for the year ahead are made.

 
Module 2 - Structuring Progress: Outstanding curriculum maps

Presents top tips for teachers and leaders on how to create an outstanding Curriculum Map. The course provides a clear rationale behind creating a clear, comprehensive and coherent curriculum map, as well as lots of examples and easy-to-follow instructions to help create your own.

 

Module 3 - Structuring Progress: Outstanding programmes of study

Presents top tips for teachers and leaders on how to create an outstanding Programme of Study. The course provides a clear rationale behind creating a clear, comprehensive and coherent Programme of Study, as well as lots of examples and easy-to-follow instructions to help create your own.

 

Module 4 - Structuring Progress: Outstanding schemes of work

Presents top tips for teachers and leaders on how to create an outstanding Scheme of Work. The course provides a clear rationale behind creating a clear, comprehensive and coherent Scheme of Work, as well as lots of examples and easy-to-follow instructions to help create your own.

 

Module 5 - Evidencing progress over time

Whether through folders, tracker sheets, mark books, assessment sheets, comment sheets, video or internal / external validation, this module supports teachers and middle leaders with evidencing formative and summative assessment over time. 

 

Module 6 - Monitoring and tracking progress over time

Whether through book looks, learning walks or observations of learning, this module supports teachers and middle leaders with monitoring and tracking formative and summative assessment over time. 

 

Module 7 - Evaluating progress over the year

This final module pulls everything together and helps leaders create a narrative that analyses and evaluates progress over time for students, parents, governors and Ofsted.

 

Experience

My experience in this area is as an author and successful teacher and school leader for over 25 years, leading staff development and being a leadership coach in schools for over 15 of those. In addition, my own curriculum maps, schemes of work and programmes of study have been published by Ofsted and a number of universities and training providers.

 

 

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Impact: Stronger Teachers

Here are some examples of the impact of our modules to support teaching and learning

Stronger Leaders

Adding value through supporting leaders and leadership teams to more effectively reach their potential and as a result, secure greater school achievement and success.

Stronger Schools

Adding value through ensuring a strong ethos, effective systems, clear policies and consistent practice all lead to the school community securing greater achievement and success.

Progress: Plain and Simple

Adding value through improving progress made over time or making more progress in skills, knowledge, accuracy, resilience or independent learning.

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