Teacher Effectivenss Enhancement Programme

The Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme (TEEP) is a comprehensive continuous professional development (CPD) programme for existing practitioners, developed originally by teachers, for teachers in the school sector.

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The Programme

This programme has recently been re-designed to provide a suitable continuous development programme for those working in the Learning and Skills sector. In the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) there is a renewed focus on the effective use of the teacher’s craft to ensure that learners know more and remember more. Teachers need to design learning which ensures deep learning, ensuring that new knowledge is fixed in long-term memory. Progress means knowing more (including knowing how to do more) and remembering more.

The Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme challenges practitioners to reflect on their current practice and to consider new ways of teaching, based on the exploration of evidence based best practice around underpinning pedagogical principles. The programme challenges trainers and teachers to evaluate their current practice and to rethink their pedagogy, to ensure that they deliver sessions which help learners to benefit from their vocational expertise and experience, moving them from novice to expert in their chosen vocational fields.

The TEEP Pedagogical Model

The programme explores how practitioners can use The TEEP pedagogical model to provide a structure to help plan effective learning sessions which provide a learning environment which is conducive to learning; maximises the benefits of sound pedagogy through implementation of the appropriate use of the underpinning elements; and encourages learners to move from the known to the unknown (schema), and to give clarity to learning helping learners understand and apply the language of learning. TEEP promotes the facilitation of active learning to ensure deep learning, ensuring that teachers regularly check understanding and the progress of learners throughout learning sessions.

The TEEP Pedagogical Model

The TEEP pedagogical model and TEEP Learning Cycle can be used as a prompt and guide to focus on the delivery of important elements of any successful learning opportunity.

In the new Education Inspection Framework inspectors will take a rounded view of the quality of education, they will consider the way teachers use the craft of teaching and how they assess learning, to support learners to build their knowledge and to apply that knowledge. Developing the novice into the expert is at the heart of effective vocational training and learning.

Teachers will need to consider how the curriculum is delivered to ensure new concepts are embedded into learners’ long-term memory. Teachers will therefore need to think very carefully about how they ensure high quality learning opportunities for their students, rather than teaching to the test. This model ensures that all lessons incorporate time for constructing meaning and demonstrating understanding as well as reviewing the learning process.

The TEEP programme was previously delivered at Gateshead College and Blackpool and the Fylde College as a part of their improvement plans for Teaching, Learning and Assessment. Both colleges went on to be judged as outstanding in Teaching, Learning and Assessment by Ofsted at subsequent inspections.

Previous participants on the course state “that the programme has changed their view of how they teach”. Participants also talk of “being re-energised and re-motivated about their practice and their roles”.

In a recent independent study by the Centre for Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE) evaluating TEEP in a variety of settings, outcomes such as those shown below were observed;

Behaviour and Attitudes and Personal Development Judgements

The TEEP model promotes the development of the whole learner and in particular the development of effective learner behaviours, which are essential in preparing our young people for their next steps beyond college. The model highlights the need to develop effective learners to ensure good learning habits, not just good teaching. The programme also explores how effective teacher behaviours impact on student behaviour for example in creating an orderly environment for learning – a key to helping learners to learn well. In addition, the model encourages all lessons to embed elements of their development of personal and social skills, helping all learners to thrive.

The training programme is ideally delivered over three full days, giving participants real quality time to focus on their own practice and to re-consider how they support learners to make good progress in their learning. As with all good models of professional development, the training programme directs teachers to apply their new learning directly in their teaching, reflecting on its impact and collaboratively reviewing its effectiveness across a range of contexts.

The Delivery Model

Part One –  Ideally Two Consecutive Days

Day 1

Introduces participants to the six phases of learning within the TEEP Learning Cycle – which encourages active learning and incorporation of opportunities to check and review learning. On day one participants will complete a group challenge to use the cycle to support the planning of effective learning sessions.

Day 2

Participants will explore the underpinning elements within the TEEP Pedagogical model.  All of which are evidenced based aspects of best practice in teaching, learning and assessment.  They will work collaboratively to explore how elements of evidence-based good practice can be incorporated into the planning of effective learning sessions.

Gap Task

Knowledge to implementation – Application into practice over a period of 4-6 weeks where teachers will trial, refine and reflect on their TEEP practice.

Part Two –  Ideally One Day

Day 3

This second stage of the programme seeks to encourage participants to reflect and feedback on their experiences so far, before building further on the concepts of the TEEP Pedagogical Model.  Participants are asked to explore how their actions and behaviours as teachers impact on their students as we consider the importance of developing effective learner behaviours to ensure that we develop the core skills required of our young people to become strong lifelong learners, and to ensure that they develop the wider skills they need to succeed in life and work in the future.

Costs of the Programme

A registration and licence fee of £200 per candidate is payable to the schools, students and teachers’ network (ssat) which provides your trainers and teachers access to a wide range of supporting electronic materials, including permission to use and replicate the TEEP pedagogical model to support the planning of effective lessons within the provider organisation.

Delivery Costs

the delivery of the three-day programme by a qualified TEEP Trainer with Learning and Skills background and experience is charged at £550 per day, plus reasonable expenses.  This covers 18 hours of facilitation for a maximum of 25 participants at each session.

More flexible models of delivery can also be explored and costed.

To discuss your requirements and how TEEP aligns with your improvement planning, give me a call.

Sustainability and Scalability

Organisations and individuals are able to follow a progression pathway which develops an internal team of TEEP trainers to ensure sustainability and scaling the TEEP pedagogical model to colleagues within that organisation.  More details are available from SSAT: TEEP@SSATUK.CO.UK

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