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.
Participating in the OTP, OFP and the POC Train the Trainers in quick succession has been quite a whirlwind, but it has without a doubt been the most worthwhile professional development that I have experienced. Having a regular opportunity to reflect on my teaching and learning practice, and trading ideas and experiences with like-minded teachers, has had a profound impact on my teaching ability and my enjoyment of the job.
Andrew Grabham, Facilitator, Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg — 29th April 2016
Everyone delivering education needs a boost now and again and attending the OTP programme reignited my enthusiasm for the career I chose many moons ago! This has been a particularly stimulating experience and I have championed the programme to other school leaders.
Menna J Roberts, Assistant Head, Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg Primary Phase — 12th April 2016
Being part of the OLEVI OTP programme has been the most valuable experience of my teaching career to date, and both myself and my pupils have benefited immensely. It has changed my expectations within lessons and has given me both the courage and confidence to give my pupils more independence and freedom. This in turn has impacted on the department as our discussions are more open and focused on teaching and learning.
Nia Rowlands - Facilitator — 21st April 2016