The programme has three phases, each with supporting face-to-face events. The events are as follows:
Core Programme | Face-to-face events TSSW
Phase One: Programme Launch Event (between 20th April 2020 and 3rd May 2020) Phase Two: Improving your Teaching Practice (between 7th and 20th September 2020) Phase Three: Undertaking an Improvement Project (between 4th and 17th January 2021)
Option A £990
Core Programme plus Kingsbridge Research School
Phase Two: Engaging with Research and Evidence (1 day) - additional course to support your research project in Phase 3.
Option B £1,400
Core Programme plus Kingsbridge Research School
Phase One: Metacognition and Memory (3 day course)
Phase Two: Leading Learning (3 day course)
This option has been designed to further develop and support your classroom practice. These courses incorporate the 'engaging with research and evidence' element which is offered as part of option A.
Successful completion of both Option A or B lead to full Chartered Teacher status.
Phase one begins with a launch event, where you learn more about the programme and start thinking about your first assessments. During Phase One, you will undertake two main assessments and a number of complementary activities. Initially, you will be asked to familiarise yourself with the programme and the Chartered College of Teaching’s Professional Principles (see Appendix One). You will then complete a self-assessment, which will link to the first assignment, the Professional Development Plan (PDP). During Phase One, you will also meet your mentor, begin to engage with the wider reading available to you, access the online portal and meet your fellow you in the ‘welcome forum’. The assessments that you will undertake in this phase are:
The Professional Development Plan This online document will allow you to reflect on the areas that you will focus on developing over the course of the programme, based on your self-assessment and school setting. Using the Professional Principles, you will choose three areas of focus, and plan activities to meet your learning needs. These will give you the opportunity to consider what support you will need, what resources will assist you in your endeavour and how you can achieve these goals. You will be able to discuss this plan with your mentor in order to obtain your expert input, and your mentor will sign off the PDP once it is finalised. The Online Debate This assignment will provide you with the skills required to engage critically with research and evidence to inform your practice and understanding. You will be able to select from three current debate topics within education, framed by experts in the field. Alongside a curated list of wider reading, you will be able to take part in an expert webinar to further guide your thinking before submitting your assessment. The assessment will be formed of a written submission, but you will also be able to engage with other participants’’ work in a forum, allowing opportunity for debate and feedback.
Phase Two begins with an event titled ‘Improving your teaching practice’ which focuses on supporting you to develop your understanding of the video observation journal and principles of deliberate practice. During Phase Two, you will complete two main assessments and begin the preparation for your Literature Review and Research-based Improvement Project. The assessments that you will undertake in this phase are:
Video Observation Journal In the Video Observation Journal assessment, you will choose an area of your practice that you would like to develop, creating a detailed, research informed plan for how you will improve this in your classroom. Following this, you will undertake three cycles of deliberate practice, reflecting on and refining your technique throughout. During each cycle, you will be asked to record a video of your teaching, reflect on the video and engage with other course you to provide feedback. This assessment will utilise IRIS Connect, which you will be provided with access to as part of the programme. Reflective Journal: Entry one This is the first of three entries that you will need to make in the online Reflective Journal. Your journal entries will focus on some key areas relating to your PDP. Each time you complete this, you will be asked to reflect on your development towards your targets, the impact your learning has had, the challenges you have faced and what you have learnt so far. You will also need to think about changes that will be made to your PDP going forward.
Research-based Improvement Project: Choosing an area of focus In Phase Three, you will undertake a Research-based Improvement Project. During Phase Two, you will be asked to decide upon and submit an area of focus for this project.
Phase Three begins with an event called ‘Undertaking an Improvement Project’, which supports you with the project you will undertake during this final phase. During Phase Three, the main focus is on undertaking a Research-based Improvement Project, including completing four main assessments.
The assessments that you will undertake in this phase are:
Reflective Journal: Entries 2 and 3 These will be the second and third of the three entries that you will need to make in the online Reflective Journal. These have a similar focus to Reflective Journal entry one.
Literature Review Having chosen your focus for your Research-based Improvement Project, you will undertake a Literature Review in order to develop your understanding of the evidence base in your chosen area and to support your planning. You will be supported by guidance from Kingsbridge Research School, Teaching Schools South West, your mentor and peers. Being able to critically evaluate evidence and research and then apply it in your own setting is a crucial part of evidence-informed teaching and will allow you to plan your project most effectively. You will be provided with some extra expert support linked to your Literature Review through the Kingsbridge Research School courses. The literature review will be assessed along with the rest of your Research-based Improvement Project at the end of Phase Three. You will be able to edit your Literature Review following any feedback you receive.
Research-based Improvement Project: Final submission At the end of Phase Three, you will submit your full portfolio of evidence related to the Research-based Improvement Project. This will include a written description of your methodology and findings, culminating in the production of an academic research poster. This assignment will allow you to demonstrate how you engaged with the evidence, how you set up the project and what the outcome was. You will be supported and guided throughout this process by the provider and your mentor. The Chartered College of Teaching will also provide exemplars and expert webinars.
Additional assessments There are a range of other assessments which will need to be taken at some point during Phase Two or Phase Three. We will arrange a date (or range of dates) where you are able to sit the written and oral exam and undertake the OSTE. The multiple choice questionnaire can be taken online at a time that suits you.
Written and oral exam These focus on assessing you knowledge of your subject/specialism and pedagogical approaches within your subject/specialism.
Simulated scenario/OSTE (Objective Structured Teaching Exercise) This is an observed simulated scenario to demonstrate the participant's knowledge of effective pedagogical approaches.
Multiple choice questionnaire This focuses on assessment principles and practice. It is supported by a range of reading on the topic. Graduation event On successful completion of the course you will be awarded Chartered Teacher Status and be invited to a graduation event held by the Chartered College of Teaching. This will be an opportunity for all Chartered Teachers and providers to meet and network with one another, and to celebrate your achievements.
OPTION B - kinGSBRIDGE RESEARCH SCHOOL Programmes
During Phase One and Two you will attend two specially adapted Education Endowment Fund (EEF) CPD programmes, delivered by Kingsbridge Research School. The EEF CPD programmes translate EEF Guidance Reports into high quality training events. Guidance Reports summarise best available evidence into key areas of teaching, learning and inclusion. The two programmes Metacognition and Memory and Leading Learning compliment the development of Chartered College’s Professional Principles. The focus on evidence reviews through both programmes will support you to undertake your own Literature Reviews in Phase Three. Kingsbridge Research School | Metacognition and Memory (3 day Programme) Based on the EEF Guidance Report and cutting-edge evidence, this course will enable you to make confident decisions about how to develop your students’ metacognitive skills. Rationale: This programme supports the development of Professional Knowledge and Professional Practice by examining research into how best to support pupils to become effective at managing their own learning. It covers a wide range of pedagogical approaches to how pupils learn and how to ensure our practice nurtures these habits. Kingsbridge Research School | Leading Learning (3 day Programme) Based on the EEF Implementation Guide and cutting-edge evidence, this course will enable you to make confident decisions about how to effectively implement school development in schools. Rationale: This programme supports the development of effective project management for teachers, middle leaders and senior leaders leading improvement projects in schools. It focuses on putting evidence at the heart of school development, reviews the most effective forms of CPD and how to successfully implement them, and sustaining change over time. It supports the Development of Professional Behaviours. The programme will support you in to complete Phase Three of the programme.
Please note the cost of the programme, including the two discounted Research School programmes is £1,400. The cost of the programme without the additional Research School courses is £990.