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Securing Good Programme (SGP)

What is the SGP?
The Securing Good Programme is intensive practical and interactive training to empower teachers with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed.

Who is it for?
This programme is for schools and teachers who want to advance, develop and improve their teaching practice and deliver consistently good lessons.

What will it do?
The end result is a motivated teacher with the tools and expertise to succeed, leading not only to enhanced classroom and pupil performance but also higher standards across the school. Participants will know how to deliver key concepts through consistent practice.

It will deliver an invaluable opportunity for teachers to pick up successful techniques and formulate new strategies to bring back to their own classroom from observing teaching best practice.

What does it involve?
Each programme comprises six full day sessions over six weeks. Participants are grouped into threes to enable an intensive learning and support experience that focuses on individual needs. Sessions include observations, practical activities, feedback and colleague mentoring.

Securing-GoodProgramme content includes discussions and tasks linked to:

  • Professional skills audit
  • Plenary sessions
  • Challenge Learning
  • Questioning techniques
  • Starter Activities
  • Assessment
  • Planning lessons
  • Differentiation
  • Engaging in Learning

Expectations for schools and participants:

  • The course will be run over six half day sessions and may be held at different schools within the Alliance to give participants an opportunity to experience other schools and to share and observe good practice.
  • Participants will be set manageable post session challenges to take back into school and put into practise some of their learning from that week.
  • Each participant should be allocated a Learning Mentor in their school who will be available for them to discuss their sessions and learning with. The mentor will be expected to attend a meeting prior to the commencement of the programme to discuss their role and also possibly to attend the last session with their participant. The mentor and participant should meet weekly to discuss the programme sessions and the mentor should encourage them to reflect on their learning and provide any support they may need. They might also find it useful to observe the participants in class throughout the programme in order to provide support and constructive feedback. Mentors are vital to the success of the programme.
  • Although each session is only half a day, it is expected that the participants will have the opportunity in the afternoon to go back into school and reflect on their learning, plan their post session challenges and discuss next steps with their Learning Mentor.
  • It is vital that participants attend all six sessions to benefit fully from the programme and to receive their completion certificate.

Where will the course be held?
The programme is hosted at TBC and TBC from 9:00am-12:30pm.

Programme Dates
Autumn Term 2017
It would be advisable for candidates to have a 'Learning Mentor' (usually a member of the SLT) from within their own school, to provide opportunities to discuss components of the programme and therefore maximise its benefits.

Session  Date (9am-12:30pm) Location  
Challenge and Engagement Tuesday 26th September TBC
Starters and Plenaries Tuesday 3rd October TBC
Assessment   Tuesday 10th October TBC
Questioning Tuesday 17th October   TBC
Differentiation Tuesday 31st October TBC
Concluding the programme Tuesday 7th November TBC

Per delegate: £550     For members: 10% discount
All resources, lunch and refreshments will be provide by the host school.

Why study the SGP with LFTSA?
The Luton First Teaching School Alliance has 11 facilitators trained to deliver both the SGP and OTP programmes. The facilitators have considerable experience of successful teaching and development roles within Luton schools and the wider teaching community. We have representatives working in all Key Stages and Special Schools.

How to apply
For more information or to apply, contact Sarah Ingham on 01582 613331 or email . Alternatively, you may complete the OTP application form.