Loading Events

What makes great teaching? – Evidence and practice

London / Wednesday 6 July 2016

PTI logo great teaching

In conjunction with The Prince’s Teaching Institute

What makes great teaching? This huge and critical question is the focus of our attention for this conference. Joining us will be Professor Robert Coe, co-author of The Sutton Trust report What makes great teaching? (Coe et al, 2014)*.

view agenda


The report examined research evidence and concluded that the only effective and reliable way to assess teacher quality is by looking at the progress made by students. Six components of great teaching were identified, and of these only two were seen to have strong evidence of impact on student outcomes. These two key elements were:

  • (Pedagogical) content knowledge – the most effective teachers have deep knowledge of the subjects they teach.
  • Quality of instruction – including elements such as effective questioning and use of assessment by teachers.

The day will explore these strands, debating the elements of great teaching and how we can ensure that great teaching takes place in our schools. Examples of practical strategies will be shared by teachers and leaders, and delegates will contribute towards a wider PTI / SSAT response to the Sutton Trust report.

The learning outcomes are:

  • To debate what makes great teaching, and what is required to achieve it
  • To determine what frameworks or tools can promote great teaching in your school
  • To discuss what strategies will best sustain great teaching in the current landscape.

This day is for you if:

  • You are a school leader
  • You’d like to promote great teaching and learning
  • You want to discover the evidence underpinning the research.

*Coe, R., Aloisi, C., Higgins, S. & Major, L.E. (2014). What makes great teaching? Review of the underpinning research. London: Sutton Trust.

Book now

Date and time:

Wednesday 6 July 2016 9:00am - 3:30pm


SSAT members: £285 Non-members: £285
All prices exclusive of VAT


Little Ship Club Bell Wharf Lane, Upper Thames Street
London, EC4R 3TB United Kingdom