Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP)

The OTP provides teachers rated as ‘good’ with a set of skills and strategies that enable them to become consistently and sustainably outstanding. It is open to teachers with the potential and drive to deliver consistently outstanding lessons.

Training Dates and Times (2017/2018)

Spring Term

Dates:  27 February 2018, 13 March 2018, 27 March 2018, 24 April 2018, 8 May 2018, 22 May 2018, 12 June 2018 & 26 June 2018

Time: 9.00am – 12.30pm (except 8 May which is 9.00am – 4.00pm)
Venue: Altrincham Grammar School for Girls


Training Dates and Times (2018/2019)

Autumn Term

Dates   : 30 October, 3 November, 27 November, 11 December 2018, 8 January, 22 January, 5 February & 26 February 2019

Time    :  9.00am – 12.30pm

Venue  :  Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, WA14 2NL

Spring Term

Dates   : 12 March, 26 March, 23 April, 7 May, 21 May, 11 June, 25 June & 9 July 2019

Time    :  9.00am – 12.30pm

Venue  :  Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, WA14 2NL

Closing date for all applications is 2 weeks prior to the start of the course

Suitable for

Teachers in mainstream primary and secondary schools.

Programme structure

The programme runs over one term. It is delivered through face-to-face taught sessions, classroom observations within the host school and in-school practice sessions at the participant’s school.

Course aims

The core aims of the programme are to:

  • develop a common language to discuss teaching and learning
  • deepen understanding of key aspects of outstanding teaching and learning
  • raise performance in the classroom, by encouraging creativity and developing more innovative practice
  • encourage the teacher to become a more reflective practitioner
  • develop coaching skills to develop the practice of others.

What does it involve?

The initial stage of the programme poses the question ‘what makes an outstanding teacher?’ Each session then has a different teaching and learning focus including engagement, challenge, assessment, questioning, reflection and thinking skills.

Participants will be expected to complete post-session tasks back in their own school, to consolidate ideas from each session and apply them to their own context.

Four Trafford teaching schools are also offering this programme. Click here to see more information