Training programmes

The TEEP programme training is split into three levels which initially provide a base level for putting TEEP into practice with all classroom practitioners, and then a progression route for taking it further. For more information about the theory behind TEEP click here.

Training levels

Level 1: Provides detailed information of the TEEP framework, modelled through the training. Split into two parts – the first focusing on the underpinning elements and the cycle, and then a break to allow practitioners to put TEEP into practice before returning for the second part which focuses on effective teacher and effective learner behaviours. The individuals will further develop their understanding of the process of learning and awareness of the attributes of effective learners and effective teacher behaviours.  It is aimed at all classroom practitioners and all those who lead teaching and learning

Level 2: Builds on the experience of Level 1, and introduces the TEEP framework for mentoring and coaching. It includes procedures and strategies for working with teachers and classroom observation for development, rather than judging or monitoring. Additionally it provides ideas for informing, sharing practice and celebrating success of TEEP in practice. Practitioners will be expected to have developed a portfolio of TEEP in practice, to use during the training. It is designed for experienced teachers who are required to develop the practices of their colleagues.

Level 3 (Train the trainer): Develops the skills and knowledge of an individual who wishes to become a qualified TEEP trainer – enabling them to train both within their own school and other schools as part of the SSAT TEEP training team. The individuals will be confident in their understanding of the TEEP model and willing and able to demonstrate it in practice in their own teaching. They will want to go on to become a trainer who is able to enthuse, motivate and engage groups of teachers to reflect on and improve their practice.

The training will provide a deeper exploration of the framework and the content of Level 1, including the activities and the relevance behind them. It then focuses on the strategies and procedures for being a good trainer – including how to debrief effectively, how to interact and engage a group and strategies for dealing with challenging people.

The process of becoming a trainer includes three specific elements:

  • Attendance at the three-day Level 3 training programme
  • Interning alongside an experienced trainer on another training course
  • Self-study to develop a strong portfolio and understanding of all areas of the TEEP programme.

Individuals interested in Level 3 are required to apply and demonstrate how they have successfully put TEEP into practice.

Support staff course

This is a one day course designed for Teaching Assistants and support staff of schools undertaking TEEP training to ensure their whole workforce is informed and able to understand the programme and how they can support students in their approach to learning as TEEP begins to be embedded.

Feedback from schools who have used this course with their support staff:

A recent round of lesson observations demonstrated a much more active approach and more opportunities for greater depth questioning which was driven, I feel, by the TEEP training. We have been delighted with the training and now looking at ways to sustain these approaches and value the learning resulting.
Deputy Headteacher, Kingsland Primary School

Support staff were very pleased to be included and it added to their sense of being valued.
Assistant Headteacher, Mount Tamar School

We were actively learning by exploring and developing a new understanding of simple but effective strategies which will help our pupils to work and learn independently and not rely so heavily on us for support and answers.
Classroom Assistant, Ysgol Brynrefail

Looking at learning from the child’s point of view was very challenging, yet useful, as it made me realise that the child has not yet developed the skills they may need to do the task set.
EYFS Teaching Assistant, Conway Primary School

TEEP follow on courses – Subject specific

These one day (or more if required) programmes focusing on a specific subjects and the implementation of TEEP within that department are available to schools after they have completed their TEEP training.  They focus on how TEEP can be developed in key departments like Maths, English and Science and bring the team in school together to share ideas and inspiration.

Foundation level for NQT/RQT/ITT
This two day programme provides support for cohorts of ITT students or NQT/RQT teachers based on Level 1 training but focussing more on effective teacher behaviours (especially classroom management, interactive teaching, assessment for learning and thinking) to help those new to teaching.


Training packages

The training above can be formed into a training package dependent on whether you are looking to undertake TEEP training as an individual, a whole school or a cohort of staff from either a single school or a cluster (eg a TSA or MAT).

Individuals: can attend open Level 1, 2 or 3 courses – information on available courses is available here.

Whole School: this package is designed to include all the teaching staff of a single school – more information is available here.

Cohorts of practitioners from the same school /college or a cluster/federation/chain of schools: bespoke packages are put together, depending on the requirements to ensure the programme available meets the needs of the schools and individuals and provides a clear progression route.

For further information on all TEEP courses, get in touch with us by email.

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