The Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP)

North London Teaching Alliance
North London Teaching Alliance

Designed by OLEVI and facilitated by experienced school leaders and teachers, the Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP) gives good and outstanding teachers a set of high level skills and strategies that enable them to become consistently and sustainably outstanding. Utilised in the London and City Challenge Projects and endorsed by the National College, the OTP has gained a national reputation for raising standards in teaching and learning. 


To provide teachers with:

  • the ability to demonstrate higher level understanding of teaching and improve learning for their pupils
  • the ability to coach colleagues and pupils in their own school and in other schools to raise performance levels
  • the ability to create a proactive school culture where the quality of teaching and learning is openly observed, discussed, challenged and enhanced
  • increased professional satisfaction and create opportunities for further leadership and career progression
  • The programme is a key part of the OLEVI portfolio of school-to-school support which is helping to increase capacity and drive up standards in schools. Among many benefits, this programme helps teachers to become consistently outstanding in all their professional activities and have a significant impact on how people achieve.

The Outstanding Teacher Programme

  • provides in-depth coaching to deepen teachers’ understanding of outstanding classroom practice. Participants improve through facilitated practice activities as structured opportunities to reflect on teaching approaches and their quality and impact
  • introduces and consolidates new knowledge and skills, and focus on what makes teaching and learning outstanding
  • requires learning 3s to prepare and present at an outstanding level to the whole delegate group for evaluation against DR ICE®
  • forms part the school’s professional development provision as this supports the implementation of agreed best practice and national agendas
  • provides strong input on the progression against the professional standards of excellence. This programme is crucial for teachers involved in developing Leadership in Teaching and Learning


This programme is open to teachers across every Key Stage with the potential and capacity to deliver consistently outstanding lessons, and who want to develop a mindset of excellence.

Applicants need to demonstrate:

strong commitment to Teaching and Learning and show that they are inspiring individuals with strong interpersonal skills and who are role models for students

some recognition that indicates that they have the ability to become outstanding teachers

a commitment to professional development and the ability to truly reflect on their practice, including using student feedback to evaluate the impact of their teaching

a willingness to develop their ability to influence and empower peers to excel

Autumn 2019 Programme:

The programme is facilitated over a 10 week period and consists of two full days, 5 x 1/2 day sessions, plus 3 sessions of in-school practice where peer planning and observation can take place with feedback given at the following meeting.  Delegates are required to attend every session and ideally schools will need to release two-three teachers together to allow teachers to complete collaborative in-school tasks and presentations.






Thursday 3rd October 2019 (AM)

9:30 am - 12:30 pm 

Introduction to the Course

Teaching and Learning 1

Ashmole Academy

Thursday 10th October 2019 (All Day)

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Teaching and Learning 2

Ashmole Academy

w/c 14th October 2019


In-school Practice

By arrangement

                         21ST - 25TH OCTOBER - H A L F    T E R M   H O L I D A Y

Wednesday 30th October 2019 (All Day)

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Power of Coaching 1

Heartlands High School

w/c 4th November 2019


In-school Practice

By arrangement

Tuesday 11th November 2019 (PM)

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Power of Coaching 2

Ashmole Academy

Thursday 21st November 2019 (PM)

2:00 - 09:30 am

Teaching and Learning 3

Heartlands High School

w/c 25th November 2019


In-school Practice

By arrangement

Friday 6th December 2019 (AM)

9:30 am - 12:30pm 

Teaching and Learning 4

Ashmole Academy

Thursday 12th December 2019 (PM)

2:00 pm - 5:30  pm 

Teaching and Learning 5

Ashmole Academy




Cost and Booking Information

The cost per delegate is £600.  Places are strictly limited to 12 delegates.

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