The Great Teaching Toolkit: Group/MAT access
A common professional language for great teaching, across your schools.
Student & Staff surveys
Under £180 p/person
Enrol your Trust or School Group on the Great Teaching Toolkit, and all of your schools will receive this many days extra, for free!
The Great Teaching Toolkit across school groups
Raising the quality of teaching within schools is likely the single most effective method we have for improving student attainment and equity. But how can you prioritise professional development in a way that is evidence-based and gives you a clear, long-term structure?
And how can you standardise the training that is offered across your schools, that is bespoke to both the needs of the group and of each individual school?
At the heart of the Toolkit is our Model for Great Teaching – the things teachers know, do and believe that research has shown to make the biggest difference to student learning. It can be thought of as a curriculum for teacher learning.
Aligned to the model are teacher courses and leader programmes focused on improving specific elements of Great Teaching.
Feedback tools provide insight to teachers on their practice and development, and to leaders on key characteristics of the school environment that promote learning.
Anytime, anywhere learning
Delivered online, our courses and programmes incorporate opportunities for collaboration with colleagues, as well as activities to plan, implement and evaluate pedagogical approaches in your context.
All teachers should complete the Toolkit Foundation course: An evidence-based approach to great teaching. It serves as an orientation to the Toolkit and covers core concepts at the heart of the Model for Great Teaching.
Here are the Great Teaching Toolkit courses:
Assessment Lead Programme
Science of Learning Programme
Behaviour and Culture Programme
Creating a supportive environment
Maximising opportunity to learn
Identifying areas of focus for a group, school or individual
The instruments in the Toolkit take the form of student surveys. Designed by Prof Rob Coe and trialled in schools, these instruments are easy to administer and give teachers accessible and actionable feedback about their practice.
Students respond to questions relating to their classroom experiences in each of the four dimensions from the Model for Great Teaching.
The surveys give students a voice in teaching and learning and the feedback they generate can be a powerful tool for teacher learning – offering additional insight that allows teachers and leaders to personalise professional development.
- Teachers receive the responses of their class(es) with comparator information, so they can see how their students’ perceptions compare with those of similar students taught by other teachers. This informs their development over time, guiding choices about areas for focus and improvement.
- Leaders receive a summary, at school level, of how students’ perceptions in each dimension compare to those in other schools. This informs the professional development priorities – and provides additional insight into where Great Teaching already exists!
When teachers themselves make the decision about what it is that they wish to prioritise for their own professional development, they are more likely to make it work.”
Video observation & feedback
The video observation feature will be another way you can bring the GTT to life in your classroom. Each teacher using the GTT will be able to record snippets of themselves teaching, with nothing more than a smartphone or tablet.
Once recorded and saved in the “My Videos” area, any snippets will remain private to the teacher in question. From there, they can be shared, perhaps with a Head of Department, observer or coach, or with a team – a professional learning community, working together on a certain Dimension or Element of the Model for Great Teaching.
From there, the teacher and their trusted colleagues will be able to watch, tag and comment on the video, working particularly on one Dimension or Element at a time.
You and your team will be able to use this to facilitate low-stakes but high-impact conversations around strengths, areas for improvement, and strategies to try in the classroom.
With no travel or cover costs incurred, and access to courses, tools, video feedback and more, the Great Teaching Toolkit offers excellent value for money.
Further to this, we offer group savings based on the number of schools signing up from the school group!
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An excellent framework to support individualised professional development
Dawn Watson is Headteacher of Eaglesfield Paddle CE Primary Academy, who joined the Great Teaching Toolkit in 2021 as part of a small group of schools across Cumbria with the support of the WELL Project (Western Excellence in Learning & Leadership). In light of the feedback from this initial group, several more schools in West […]
Encouraging better conversations about teaching and learning
Rachel Gordon is Assistant Head (Teaching and Learning) at Eltham College. She has led the school’s professional development program, using the Great Teaching Toolkit as the framework on which all discussions about teaching are based. She manages the schools use of the GTT platform and coordinates the use of student surveys with teachers across the […]
“Empowering staff” with their professional development
Olivia Graham is Assistant Headteacher at Queen Elizabeth II High School on the Isle of Man, having previously been Head of Maths and Director of CPD at the school. She began using the Great Teaching Toolkit with the school’s staff in September 2022, so we caught up with her to see how the first six […]
Bespoke, targeted and relevant CPD
Ruth Stead is the Assistant Headteacher of Netherhall School, in Cumbria. Netherhall School has 800 students on roll, 39% of which are pupil premium students. Over the last 6 years, Netherhall has been on a journey from ‘special measures’ to becoming a ‘good’ school in 2018. In 2021, Ruth enrolled Netherall School on the Great […]
Efficient and impactful professional learning
John Etty is Associate Headmaster at Auckland Grammar School, one of the first schools to adopt the Great Teaching Toolkit, having supported with the development of the student surveys in 2020. We spoke to John about how the GTT has helped inform a whole-school approach to professional development with his staff, both during lockdowns and […]
“I would 100% recommend the GTT, no doubt about it!”
Neil Groves is Head of Humanities at Bangkok Prep School; he and his colleagues came to the Great Teaching Toolkit after having previously done the Science of Learning Programme with EBE. Here, we speak to him about this journey so far. You came across EBE before we launched the Great Teaching Toolkit via our […]
Using the GTT means all staff are learning together
Jablai Saleh is Headteacher at Story Wood School, a primary school in Birmingham. She and her team began using the Great Teaching Toolkit in summer 2022, and we caught up with her to see how the staff were benefitting from access to the tools, courses and resources the GTT provides. How has the GTT […]
The Great Teaching Toolkit has the potential to be game-changing for our whole-school PL
Jean-Pierre Adamson is Head of English at the German-Swiss International School in Hong Kong. Having initially engaged with the Great Teaching Toolkit through our free Starter account and checked out the Foundation Course, he joined the GTT on a solo account with one other colleague to access the full suite of resources, courses and tools. […]
Transformative professional learning that is done “with you, not to you”
Jamie Kelleher is Head of English and Assistant Headteacher at Birchgrove Comprehensive School in Swansea. They were among the first to join the Great Teaching Toolkit on its launch in September 2021, as part of a pilot across three local authorities in Wales. Now into their second year of access, we spoke to Jamie to […]
The GTT as personal professional development
David Cooksey works in an international school setting, and joined the Great Teaching Toolkit on an individual basis in order to fulfil his own professional development needs, as well as trialling the full offering with a view to potentially rolling it out more widely in the future. Here we speak to him about how he […]