When every child in every school experiences outstanding teaching our work will be done.
OLEVI is committed to taking the professional development of education providers to a higher level. Our highly powerful and effective Improving Teacher Programme (ITP) and Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP) have made measurable improvements in the quality of teaching – with consequent improvements in learning outcomes for pupils – and helped raise schools to levels of outstanding achievement.
Our programmes are particularly effective because they are designed not only to support, challenge and grow teachers, support staff and leaders in their own professional development, but, by using our unique DR ICE collaborative learning model, to provide a framework to ensure improvement becomes ongoing and is organically sustainable. This in turn creates a cultural change which benefits the whole school, staff and pupils alike.
Our growing suite of programmes are having a significant impact on the educational landscape and, like ripples on a pond, are having far reaching effects. School leaders and governing bodies increasingly view the OLEVI programmes as an opportunity to invest in their staff, share best practice and empower staff, at all levels, to take control of growing excellence in their own school and that of others.
Visit our Library for a series of case studies in which schools share their experiences.
The OTAP has proved to be the key to building a better more constructive working relationship between teaching assistant (TA) and teacher. Each has knowledge and skills to share. However, the TAs often have a better understanding of what makes the pupil tick. This can enable them to engage the pupil in a way which makes learning more meaningful and support the teacher to achieve learning outcomes.
Gabriel Calwell, Director of Teaching and Learning, Bedford High School — 3rd July 2015
When colleagues reflect upon and evaluate the impact of their experiences, it is clear that they have developed their understanding, approach and confidence in being an effective leader.
James Rees, OLE Delegate and Associate Headteacher, Dyffryn High School — 21st May 2015
Investment in coaching has been a crucial part of the success achieved by the Pioneer Academy schools. Coaching has united staff at all levels, opening up valuable communication channels that improve the quality of teaching and learning. It has opened up a state of mind where learning and progression is key, helping individuals help themselves and maintaining long-term sustainable success.
Lee Mason-Ellis, Executive Head, The Pioneer Academy — 16th April 2015