The Great Teaching Toolkit: Personalised teacher CPD
Save time and money, and improve teaching and learning for the long term
Unsure whether your CPD approach is improving teaching and learning? Not any more. Trusted by more than 14,000 teachers around the world, the Great Teaching Toolkit is an evidence-based, end-to-end teacher CPD package that helps great teachers and schools become even greater.
- Get actionable feedback on teaching and learning to inform priorities
- Build collaboration with our efficient and effective peer coaching model
- Access courses and 500+ resources around the Model for Great Teaching
- Improve teaching in a sustained, sustainable and evidence-based way
- Bundles from 1 to 1,000+ staff
Group Coordinator, Extol Trust
“Blown away with the professional dialogue today across Extol Trust regarding our understanding of great teaching… this is our Golden Thread.”
Leader of Professional Development, Cabot Learning Federation
“The student surveys provided me with such a useful insight into my teaching, and one that I had not been able to collect before.“
Coordinator, Kellett School
“Engaging teachers in the conversation about what great teaching looks like can be transformative.”
Personalised development pathways for every teacher
Evidence-based, sustained and sustainable teacher CPD with a clear, long-term structure
The foundation for sustained and sustainable school improvement
- Ground school improvement in the evidence. No fads, no passing trends. Focus on the things proven to improve teaching and learning, and school leadership.
- Develop a common language across teachers, teaching assistants and school leaders, with a ready-made inset pack.
- Build knowledge with a suite of courses and programmes, and access more than 500 resources tagged around the Model for Great Teaching.
A set of tools to develop great teaching in every context
- Act based on robust feedback with our student surveys. Identify the highest-leverage areas for improvement, and celebrate where great teaching is already happening.
- Facilitate peer coaching and collaboration with our scaffolded model to work across teams, phases, departments and even schools.
- Support and improve existing processes with a rubric for lesson observation, and an integrated video observation tool.
Make visible improvements to the quality of teaching and learning
- Grow your CPD Passport: log activities from inside and outside of the GTT, and highlight your CPD journey over time.
- Aggregated monitoring and feedback data to make reporting and inspection seamless. Easily showcase time invested in CPD at a school level, and the resulting improvements to teaching and learning.
- Actionable school leadership feedback to identify school improvement priorities for leaders, as well as for individual teachers.
Find out how the Great Teaching Toolkit will benefit you and your colleagues
Book a 30-minute demo where we’ll learn more about your context, demo the Great Teaching Toolkit platform to answer any questions, and discuss how others in similar positions have used the Great Teaching Toolkit to develop and showcase great teaching.
What do others have to say?
We recently spoke to Mike Downes, Head of History and a teacher at Dulwich College, Shanghai Pudong. The college began using the Great Teaching Toolkit in 2021 as an initial pilot of 40 to 45 staff, before rolling out more widely. This was as part of their ongoing commitment to professional development that is evidence-based […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How much does it cost?
You can explore the Great Teaching Toolkit for free with a Starter account here – this gives you a flavour for the courses and programmes on offer, and access to the student surveys for yourself as an individual. To take advantage of all the GTT’s benefits, we have three plans.
- Full-feature access to the Great Teaching Toolkit, without the School Environment and Leadership Feedback Tool
- Also no aggregated school-level data included
- Ideal for just one teacher looking for a sustained CPD approach
£299 (excl. VAT) per year
Whole-school or -college access
- All features in the GTT for <10 to 150 staff
- Includes access to the new School Environment and Leadership feedback tool
- School-level aggregated feedback and oversight of whole-staff CPD Passport for monitoring
Banded pricing, from £49 to £199 (excl. VAT) per teacher per year
Group / MAT licence
- Whole-school access to the Great Teaching Toolkit for as many staff across as many schools required
- Group admin has overview of school-level data for oversight and support, as well as the ability to manage schools and increase/decrease licences in each