The Heath Family Multi-Academy Trust, The Heath Teaching School and it’s wider alliance work together to provide an extensive and dedicated service to school-to-school improvement.

Outstanding Teacher Programme

An intensive, skills based and interactive training programme to empower teachers with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed.

Who is it for?

This programme is for teachers who are, or have the potential to be, outstanding. To develop their practice and help them carry out a whole school responsibility for teaching and learning.

What will it achieve?

Having completed the course participants will:

  • place a greater emphasis on the purpose and value of their lessons
  • raise levels of engagement and achievement in learning
  • use different teaching styles to challenge learners
  • innovate and take risks
  • plan more reflectively
  • demonstrate a higher level understanding of teaching
  • be able to coach colleagues to raise performance

What will it do?

The end result is a teacher who can reflect on their teaching, with the tools to enable raised levels of engagement in learning through providing consistently outstanding lessons.
An innovative teacher who is willing to take risks.

What does it involve?

Each programme comprises nine sessions over nine weeks. Within this there are linked practical tasks back

in the delegate's own school and the opportunity to observe teaching and learning in the host school. Delegates focus on a range of aspects of teaching and learning such as challenge, engagement, assessment, differentiation, questioning and planning. Programme content includes discussion and tasks linked to:

  • What does an outstanding teacher look like?                                                              
  • Professional skills audit
  • Coaching In-school practice
  • Developing success criteria
  • What is effective questioning?
  • Differentiation
  • Understanding assessment
  • Action planning and evaluation

Course Feedback

Fabulous course – Facilitators& Peers supportive & informative.’( Halton Cohort 2013)

‘Engaging activities , Positive atmosphere, Developed confidence’ ( Halton cohort 2013)

‘My class are now happier since I started this course’ (Halton Cohort 2014)

‘We have all learnt from each other”(Halton Cohort 2014)

Course Facilitators

Should you wish to discuss the programme prior to enrolling a member of your staff you can contact the facilitators:


Based at The Heath School

Eileen Robinson

Jennifer Jardine

Daniel Stewart

Helen Wade

Sara Barnes


Based at Farnworth Primary

Louise Picton

Amanda Fletcher


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