The Great Teaching Toolkit: School/college access

An investment in teachers, for the benefit of students.

COURSES

Video observation tool

student & staff surveys

Guided development

under £200 p/person

What is the Great Teaching Toolkit?

Raise the quality of teaching at your school or college with an evidence-based curriculum for teacher learning, courses to enhance specific elements of Great Teaching practice, and tools and instruments to provide feedback for professional development over time.

The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders

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.

The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders

Aligned to the model are teacher courses and leader programmes focused on improving specific elements of Great Teaching (e.g., structuring, questioning, explaining).

The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders

Feedback tools provide insight to teachers on their practice and development, and to leaders on key characteristics of the school environment that promote learning.

Developing Great Teaching

The Toolkit includes teacher courses and lead programmes which relate directly to dimensions and elements of the Model for Great Teaching. 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.

The foundation

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.

For teachers:

A selection of courses enable teachers to connect the most up-to-date research evidence on learning to practical classroom approaches, and then select and adapt individual teaching strategies to hone and use in their own practice.

Each course consists of an eight-week study period, followed by an implementation cycle.

  • Creating a supportive environment
  • Maximising opportunity to learn
  • Embedding
  • Explaining
  • Interacting
  • Questioning
  • Structuring

For more information about the courses, click here!

For leaders:

Lead programmes cover specialist areas, each aligned to the Model for Great Teaching. Programmes provide a grounding in research evidence and then equip you to lead improvement to policy and practice in the following areas:

  • Behaviour and Culture Programme
  • Science of Learning Programme
  • Assessment Lead Programme

For more information about the courses, click here!

Feedback at the heart of learning

The Toolkit provides feedback for teachers and leaders in areas that demonstrably enhance and promote student learning:

Student surveys give your students a voice in teaching and learning, and give your teachers accessible and actionable feedback about  classroom experiences in relation to the Model for Great Teaching. The feedback they generate can be a powerful tool for teacher learning – offering additional insight that allows teachers and leaders to personalise professional development.

Video observation tools help enhance the development journey by enabling teachers to capture their practice, reflect, and seek feedback from trusted colleagues to facilitate high-impact conversations around strengths and strategies to try in the classroom.

The School Environment and Leadership staff survey provides insight to school leaders on the school-level factors that evidence suggests are our current best bets for school leaders to attend to in order to promote students’ learning. The survey questions and feedback is based on the Model for School Environment and Leadership set out in the School Environment and Leadership: Evidence Review.

Download the Great Teaching Toolkit information pack for further details on the Toolkit courses, feedback instruments, goal-setting tools and implementation guidance.

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Cost

Personalised professional development for all your staff, each year!

Every account with a GTT subscription has access to all of the courses, tools, community and features!

Bundles are priced per school. For group bookings please get in touch.

Bundle Staff accounts Price
S 10 £1,999
M 20 £2,999
L 50 £3,999
XL 100 £4,999
XXL 101+ £6,999

The Toolkit runs as a subscription, billed on an annual basis. All prices are excluding VAT.

Case studies

A common language for great teaching

First published for ISC Research, ‘A common language for great teaching’ was written by Julia Armstrong, Assistant Head for Professional Learning at Kellett Senior School Hong Kong. As part of a review of Continuous Professional Learning (CPL), the senior leadership team at Kellett School has identified the potential of using a clearly articulated common language […]

The Golden Thread: Great Teaching Toolkit

The ‘golden thread’ refers to high-quality evidence underpinning support, training and development available throughout a teacher’s career. Julie Deville is CEO of Extol Trust, which has five schools currently subscribed to the Great Teaching Toolkit. Julie spoke to us about how the Great Teaching Toolkit is becoming their Golden Thread. Extol Trust, based in the […]

The Great Teaching Toolkit at Heworth Grange

Heworth Grange is a secondary school in the North East of England, committed to giving every student equal opportunities to succeed, regardless of their background. Deputy Head, James Hulse, spoke to us about how the Great Teaching Toolkit is utilised as part of the school’s professional development offer. The Great Teaching Toolkit is a new […]

Professional development at St Aidan’s school: perspectives on the Great Teaching Toolkit

Anne-Marie Whitten, the Great Teaching Toolkit coordinator at St Aidan’s Catholic Academy, spoke to us about how they are implementing the Great Teaching Toolkit into their professional development plan. St Aidan’s has approximately 850 boys on roll, aged 11-18, and started using the Great Teaching Toolkit when the Bishop Chadwick Trust they belong to subscribed […]

How does the Great Teaching Toolkit fit into your CPD plans as a school?

Claire Temple, Headteacher at Sandbrook Primary School, spoke to us about why she chose the Great Teaching Toolkit as part of her CPD plans. Sandbrook Primary School were one of the first schools to enrol on the Great Teaching Toolkit, which launched in September 2021. We asked Claire how the Great Teaching Toolkit fit into […]

What is included in the Toolkit?

The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders

Assessment Lead Programme

The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders

Science of Learning Programme

The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders

Behaviour and Culture Programme

The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders

Creating a supportive environment

The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders

Maximising opportunity to learn

The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders

Structuring

The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders

Explaining

The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders

Questioning

The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders

Interacting

The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders

Embedding

The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders

An evidence-based approach to Great Teaching

The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders

Teacher feedback tool

The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders

Video observation & feedback

The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders

School Environment & Leadership tool




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