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In 2010 as of 1 September the SSAT became the custodians of the Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme (TEEP). TEEP was developed in 2002 by the Gatsby Foundation as an action research programme to support teachers to improve their classroom practice. Since its inception the programme has grown steadily in terms of the numbers of staff trained and the variety of training models offered.

TEEP has been instrumental in supporting individual teachers, trainee teachers, departments, whole schools and local authorities to improve classroom practice. It is a proven, well regarded and successful model which focuses on effective learner and teacher behaviours.

Independent evaluations have been carried out by Warwick University, York University and London Institute, highlighting the merits of the programme. All three reports conclude that the training positively transformed the way teachers behaved in the classroom. They describe increased engagement of pupils in their learning, improved behaviour in lessons, increase in active learning by pupils, increase in higher level thinking and improved attainment amongst their findings.

Blueprint Alliance offers the TEEP level 1 course.

Over 250 schools and 6000 teachers have engaged with TEEP through SSAT since Sept 2010. It offers teachers excellent ways to be effective and to promote pupil learning. It is a CPD programme which is unique in that it ‘models the model’ – putting research on effective teaching for effective learning into practice. It supports teacher planning, motivates students and re-energises classroom activity.

TEEP is suitable for teachers at all stages of their career and for schools/academies/colleges at all levels, enhancing good classroom practice in schools from ‘satisfactory’ to ‘outstanding’. Training is available for individuals to attend along with other practitioners from across the country, or for the staff (or a cohort of staff) from a school together.

The TEEP model of training is built around the following underpinning elements:

  • effective learner behaviours

  • effective teacher behaviours

  • assessment for learning

  • effective use of ICT

  • thinking for learning

  • accelerated learning

  • collaborative learning

  • the TEEP learning cycle.

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