The Great Teaching Toolkit: School/college access

An investment in teachers, for the benefit of students.


Video observation tool

student & staff surveys

Guided development

under £200 p/person

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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 science of learning 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
  • Activating

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, and this feedback can be used as part of supportive coaching conversations:

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.



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

“The Assessment Lead Programme is some of the best CPD I’ve done in a long, long time”

Parrenthorn High School in Manchester began using the Great Teaching Toolkit in summer 2022, focusing specifically on our Assessment Lead Programme, to try and drive whole-staff development in assessment theory and practice. We spoke to Alex Havers, Assistant Head Teacher and the school’s Coordinator, and Maria Stevens, Head of MFL, about how they are implementing […]

The Assessment Lead Programme has been very helpful, both within my classroom and beyond it!

Jess Alfaro is a third grade teacher and Math Content Coordinator at Summit School in North Carolina, USA. Summit began using the Great Teaching Toolkit in 2022 to support their ongoing commitment to evidence-based and personal professional development of their staff. Her focus has been working with a couple of colleagues through our Assessment Lead […]

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. […]

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


The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders


The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders


The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders


The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders


The Great Teaching Toolkit: Leaders


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