Continuing Professional Development in Partnership with OLEVI
Priestnall School believes in ‘Education for Life’ and instilling a lifelong passion for learning in both students and all our professional staff. This is embodied by our CPD programme and our partnership with OLEVI, leaders in teacher development and school leadership training programmes.
In 2021-2022 academic year, we are currently facilitating three of their powerful programmes – the Outstanding Teacher Programme, the Creative Teacher Programme and the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme. These programmes lead the transformation of Practice, Approach and Culture, so that practitioners and students continually improve. The programmes are delivered by experienced classroom practitioners, who have been specifically trained by OLEVI in facilitation.
“Fantastic facilitators. Professional, approachable and knowledgeable.” – LH, secondary colleague in OTP cohort 2021-2022
“Created a safe space for us to work in.” – VP, primary colleague in OTP cohort 2021-2022
Outstanding Teacher Programme
The OTP will give classroom practitioners a deeper understanding of the latest innovative pedagogy, aiding them to develop the mind, skill and knowledge set to make a significant impact on their students, and inspire others to become outstanding practitioners through a coaching culture.
The programme is delivered face-to-face, with 5 teaching & learning sessions, 2 coaching sessions and a series of post-session challenges. The sessions last 2-3 hours, and are delivered over the course of a term.
Completing the OTP will enable you to: mentor or coach colleagues to improve their practice; recognise, articulate and model best practice; and create and deliver challenging and engaging CPD.
“Very informative and engaging.”
JF, secondary colleague in OTP cohort 2021-2022
“Really useful and focussed on teacher and student, development and curriculum.”
LN, secondary colleague in OTP cohort 2021-2022
Creative Teacher Programme
The CTP guides classroom practitioners in becoming more reflective and creative, gaining a deeper understanding of the pedagogy to ensure a significant impact on the relationships with students and colleagues. You will become more self-regulated and independent-thinking.
The programme is delivered face-to-face over the course of a term, with 6 teaching & learning sessions and a series of post-session challenges. The sessions last 2-3 hours, and are delivered over the course of a term.
Completing the CTP will enable you to: develop creative and impactful materials to use and share; model best practice across the school or trust; and engage in the delivery of in-school CPD.
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme
The OTAP guides classroom support staff in becoming more reflective, confident and creative through gaining a deeper understanding of classroom pedagogy. You will develop the attributes to make a significant impact on the relationships with both students and colleagues.
The programme is delivered face-to-face over the course of a term, with 5 teaching & learning sessions and a series of post-session challenges. The sessions last 3 hours, and are delivered over the course of a term.
Completing the OTAP will enable you to lead a project to: improve an aspect of teaching & learning; model effective learning processes to others; and engage in the delivery of focused internal CPD.