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.

Improving Teacher Programme

Trained FacilitatorsIntensive practical and interactive training to empower teachers with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed

Who is it for?

This programme is for schools and teachers who want to advance, develop and improve their teaching practice and deliver consistently good lessons.

Delegates must be made aware by the senior leader placing them on the programme that this course is for improving Teaching & Learning from satisfactory to consistently good.

What will it do?

The end result is a motivated teacher with the tools and expertise to succeed, leading not only to enhanced classroom and pupil performance but also higher standards across the school. Participants will know how to deliver key concepts through consistent practice.

It will deliver an invaluable opportunity for teachers to pick up successful techniques and formulate new strategies to bring back to their own classroom from observing teaching best practice.

What does it involve?

Each programme comprises six sessions over six weeks. Participants are grouped into threes to enable an intensive learning and support experience that focuses on individual needs. Sessions include observations, practical activities, feedback, colleague mentoring.

Programme content includes

The Improving Teacher Programme includes discussions and tasks linked to

  • Professional skills audit
  • Plenary sessions
  • Challenge Learning
  • Questioning techniques
  • Starter Activities
  • Assessment
  • Planning lessons
  • Differentiation
  • Engaging in Learning

Programme Feedback

‘The impact of this programme has been significant. It is not merely a ‘refresher’. The programme has challenged my ideas in terms of possibilities in the classroom and increased my confidence.Francis Jones, Widnes Secondary School teacher (Halton cohort summer 2012)

‘The programme has really motivated me and has made me remember why I came into teaching in the first place’. Claire Atar, Runcorn Primary School Teacher (Halton cohort summer 2012)


‘There is a 20% increase in the number of teachers graded Good for teaching - witnessed through classroom observations, evidence in pupil's book and pupil progress’. Primary Head, Leicester
To realise that 'I can' do it restored my self-esteem’. Kath Short, Yr 3 teacher


Participants can contribute 30 credits and CATs points toward a Masters level Degree


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Jennifer Hodson
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Louisa Olden
Daniel Stewart
Helen Wade


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