Improving Teacher Programme (ITP)

Oldham Sixth Form College is delighted to offer the Improving Teacher Programme developed by OLEVI and accredited by the NCTL. The Improving Teacher Programme empowers teachers to consistently deliver high quality lessons.  Through practical and  interactive development sessions, participants will build confidence as they generate ideas and strategies on how to improve their practice. The programme gives improving teachers a set  of skills and strategies to reach the next teaching level.

ITP enables them to:

  • Provide their students with the best possible learning experience
  • Improve standards in their classroom and schools/colleges
  • Increase their job satisfaction and quality of experience
  • Work more effectively as active members of their school/college teams

Who is this for?

This programme is for colleges, schools and teachers who want to advance,    develop and improve their teaching practice and deliver consistently good lessons. We recommend that colleges/schools send two to three members of staff to attend the  programme. They would then plan, deliver and feedback on a number of activities and lesson observations.

Candidates must:

  • Be at least ‘Requires Improvement’ with the potential  to achieve ‘Good’.
  • Have a commitment to continuing their professional development.
  • Be teachers who would benefit from support to be consistently good.

What support is needed?

Participants will require a mentor appointed by their school/college. This should be someone with senior responsibility or expertise in teaching and learning. An initial briefing will be given to mentors either face-to-face or by Skype to outline how the mentor should support participants with practical school based tasks and monitor progress against individual action plans – a date will be confirmed after booking.


The end result is a motivated teacher with the tools and expertise to succeed, leading not only to enhanced classroom and student performance but also higher standards across the school/college. The programme provides an invaluable opportunity for teachers to pick up successful techniques and formulate new strategies to bring back to their own classroom from observing best practice.


There is an expectation that participants will attend all of the sessions. The programme works best if two or more teachers attend from the same school/college.  However, the programme is available to individuals if required.


£575 per delegate

£525 per additional delegate from the same college

Programme fees are non-refundable.

“The ITP course was a refreshing, rewarding and supportive experience which left me feeling positive about my teaching and the ability to adapt to different techniques. As someone who is in their 19th year of teaching, I came away from each session with lots of ideas of how to re-invigorate my teaching practice.” Helen, OSFC


The programme consists of six half day sessions over a six week period. Participants are grouped into threes to enable an intensive learning and support experience that focuses on individual needs. Sessions include observations, practical activities, feedback and colleague mentoring. Programme content includes discussions and tasks linked to;

  • Professional Skills Audit
  • Plenary Sessions
  • Challenge Learning
  • Assessment
  • Planning Lessons
  • Differentiation
  • Engaging in Learning
  • Questioning Techniques
  • Starter Activities

Dates: Places are strictly limited to 16 delegates so please  book early to avoid disappointment.

  Download the Leaflet

More dates to be added soon

Interested? To book please contact:  Karen Dixon

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