What makes exceptional schools exceptional?

Provider: CUREE
£400.00 + VAT

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Description CUREE's recent evaluation, funded by Teach First, comparing strong schools with exceptional schools identified some interesting differences between key features and practices.
Duration 1.5 Days

CUREE's website

Categories Secondary, Higher, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Sciences, Mathematics / Numeracy, Further education, 14-19, KS3, KS4, Arts, Business / Economics, Computing / ICT, English / Literacy, Health and care, Humanities, Languages, PE / Sport, Technology, Management, Support Staff, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Business Manager, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Site staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Head of Department / Faculty, Parents and Community, Change Management, Coaching and Mentoring, CPD Leadership, Performance Management, Business Management, Organisational Improvement, Parent Support, Assessment, Bilingual Support / EAL, Behaviour for Learning, Diversity, Gifted and Talented, Inclusion, Personalised Learning, SEND, Subject Knowledge, Classroom Management, Out of school, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Governor, Child Protection Officer, Gifted and Talented Coordinator
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

This programme helps you:

  • Explore key features of exceptional schools relating to teaching and learning, leadership, professional learning and relationships beyond school
  • Identify specific research informed strategies and skills which can help you become exceptional
  • Helps you identify current strengths and evidence-based next steps for R&D
  • Explore tools and resources to help you refine your plans and evaluate their impact
  • Provide an opportunity to network and share best practice via, for example publishing case studies on the CUREE website


Evidence underpinning this approach

The evidence for this approach is an evaluation, funded by Teach First, comparing strong schools with exceptional schools. This programme builds on these findings by investiaging and developing a shared understanding of the most effective models of teaching and learning for meeting the needs of vulnerable pupils. 

You can find the report, and all corresponding evidence here: http://www.curee.co.uk/files/publication/[site-timestamp]/Teach%20First%20Research%20Report.pdf

How users/participants can evaluate success

Our facilitators will:

  • Introduce learning in a way that is active, engaging and helps with the collection of evidence about staff learning to support the evaluation of impact
  • Provide tools to sustain learning and help staff refine strategies in the light of student responses
  • Make research and evidence accessible and useful focusing on high leverage strategies
Follow-up activities and support
  • As part of this programme, there is a follow up half day in the Spring term. CUREE are also happy to provide follow up courses, for more information contact [email protected]

This programme is designed for:

  • Senior Secondary Leaders particularly those with responsibility for leading CPD and professional learning in their own and other schools, and lead teachers. This programme is designed for two teachers to attend from each school, and must include a member of the leadership team.

‚ÄčIt consists of:

  • One full day work shop in Autumn term
  • One follow up half day in Spring term
  • Range of resources to support action research, coaching and includes interactive Route Map line
  • Discounts on other CUREE products


Associated Files File_icon What_makes_exceptional_schools_exceptional.pdf

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