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Experts in their field

We consider it an honour and a privilege to welcome two experts in quite distinct areas of education as keynote speakers at the inaugural OLEVI International Conference. Professor Peter Matthews OBE and Sarah Urquhart have both been instrumental in shaping their respective fields and continue to be active members of the educational community.   Professor […]

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OLEVI Conference: Why now?

Richard Lockyer, CEO, OLEVI International, looks ahead to the inaugural OLEVI International Conference. The OLEVI journey has been 15 years in the making, and during that time we have helped to shape the educational landscape and usher in a new standard of teaching. At no point, however, have both national and international members of our […]

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How OLEVI changed my view of CPD

We’d been here before, or so we thought. OTP delegate Sarah Butler, Newham Sixth Form College, reflects on her personal professional development journey with OLEVI and how it changed her mind about the impact and effectiveness of CPD. “On hearing that we were to get some professional development through the Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP), our collective […]

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Mastery? Yeah, we covered that.

Chris McGeehan, Jariram Lead OLEVI Facilitator and OLEVI Professional Coach shares how watching a Jujitsu class led him to refect on the role of Mastery in teaching and learning. A lot of people have been talking about mastery recently. There seems to be strong links to the Singapore teaching method. Colleagues who have experienced training […]

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Why Senior Leadership Teams need to lead by example

Eddie Hannifan reflects on how a recent Conceptualisation morning with a Senior Leadership Team from across one MAT hit home the absolute value of working hard to make the ‘right thing’ happen.  It seems that now, more than ever, everybody simply has too many other things to do; ‘time’ is the word we hear, and […]

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To improve or not improve; that is the question

Question: Is there anyone in your organisation who has been given permission, implicitly or explicitly, to stop improving? Eddie Hannifan argues why to ‘improve’ is not a word to be feared, but an essential process required to ensure a culture of high expectations for all, by all, develops and grows.

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