The International Centre for Leadership in Teaching & Learning


Case Studies

Headteacher becomes facilitator to move school forward

Julie Willows, Headteacher, Newlaithes Infant School, shares how becoming involved with the OTP has helped her school and others in Cumbria grow. We became involved with the Outstanding Teacher Programme following feedback from Ofsted who suggested we made more teaching outstanding. Having undertaken research into what CPD was available; I decided OTP would be perfect […]

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Who knows the quality of Teaching & Learning best in your school?

Gabriel Calwell, Director of Teaching and Learning, at Bedford High School explains why it could well be your Teaching Assistants. With Teaching & Learning at the heart of our school, we provide a range of initiatives and CPD programmes, the OTP included, to our teachers and leaders. However, one crucial sector of our teaching staff […]

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DR ICE moves school forward

Ruth Cutting, Headteacher at Olive Hill Primary School, talks about how OLEVI programmes have moved her school from RI to Good. The OLEVI programmes, facilitated through The Earls Teaching School and partners, have played a key part in improving the quality of teaching and developing leadership atOlive Hill Primary as we moved from ‘Requires Improvement’ in January […]

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ITP – it does what is says on the tin!

When Adrian Rogers, Executive Principal, Robert Bloomfield Academy, first engaged with the Improving Teacher Programme little did he expect to become one of the programmes’ greatest advocates, using it not only within his school’s Academy Trust but throughout his LEA It was April 2012 when Central Bedfordshire Council first introduced Robert Bloomfield’s‚ Executive Principal, Adrian […]

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Schools leading change and growing excellence

Alison Beane, Executive Headteacher, Mary Rose Academy, talks about how a focus on facilitating the ITP and OTP has helped foster a culture of Joint Practice Development and embed an “open door” approach to growing excellence in schools. ‘The Mary Rose Academy first became involved with the OLEVI Improving and Outstanding Teacher Programmes in January […]

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Why do we polish fish?

Huw Duggan, Head of Teaching School, St Chad’s, tells us how changing the culture of a school is the key to growth and success ‘You may ask who would polish fish? More importantly what a glossy-gill bearing creature has to do with OTP/ ITP and our journey to becoming an OLEVI DOC? But this iridescent, […]

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