The Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP)


This programme is open to all teachers with the potential and capacity to deliver consistently outstanding lessons, and who want to develop a mind set of excellence.


The programme:

  • provides in-depth coaching to deepen teachers’ understanding of outstanding classroom practice using DR ICE
  • introduces and consolidates new knowledge and skills, and focuses on what makes teaching and learning outstanding
  • forms part the school’s professional development provision as this supports the implementation of agreed best practice and national agendas
  • provides strong input on the progression against the professional standards of excellence.


Teachers with a strong commitment to Teaching and Learning and show that they are inspiring individuals with strong interpersonal skills and who are role models for students.

Course commitment

The programme is facilitated over a 10 week period and consists of two full days, 5 x 1/2 day sessions, plus 3 sessions of in-school practice where peer planning and observation can take place.


Free to CAT schools

£400 for two delegates from one school.  Prices for additional delegates available upon request.


The Polesworth School and Higham Lane School

Further information on dates and times for this course can be found here.