Expert Teacher Programme

This is a 6 year training and development programme to support and challenge colleagues from NQT to M6. It is based on John Hattie’s research - 'Distinguishing between experience and expertise.' It is an established training programme at Macmillan Academy and has seen excellent outcomes in retaining staff in years 1 to 6 of their teaching careers.

The ethos of the programme is to build professional capital and to ensure that when teachers have completed the 6 years of training they will be able to deliver day to day high quality lessons, have a track record of examination results, give effective and regular feedback which promotes student progress, have a positive rapport with students, parents and staff, have a constant drive to improve their practice, take on additional responsibilities, have the ability to mentor and coach others and can collaborate successfully with colleagues.

The programme includes an extensive NQT induction programme centred around the Teaching Standards and our academy Teaching and Learning model. The NQT +1 training programme builds on the NQT year and years 3 to 6 of the expert teacher programme work to refine teaching and learning, to consolidate training and to ensure the building and nurturing of professional capital. The last 4 years of this bespoke training programme are based on comprehensive academic research by John Hattie.

Macmillan Teaching School would like to share the 6 year ETP with you and believe that this programme could provide excellent outcomes at both primary and secondary level. We believe that this training programme would be most successful when delivered as an ‘in-house’ on-going programme with sessions for each stage spread over a year. To this end we would offer the full programme, resources and a train-the-trainer event to schools who were interested.

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Year by Year breakdown - Click to Download

Year 1 (NQT)

  • Evidence teacher standards and be introduced to expert teacher standards (Hattie)
  • Focus on the key elements of the teaching and learning model through 3 training days, focused observations and one to one weekly mentor meetings
  • Classroom climate, student engagement, assessment and feedback, personalisation, literacy and numeracy.

Year 2 (NQT+1)

  • Evidence teacher standards and increased awareness of expert teacher standards (Hattie)
  • Focus on the outer layer of the teaching and learning model - evidence based teaching
  • Developing effective teacher and learner behaviours and using the lesson cycle
  • 1 whole day training and 5 twilight sessions

Year 3 (Expert Teachers 1)

  • Working towards expert teacher standards (Hattie)
  • Focus on developing yourself through self-reflection and self-evaluation, observations - developmental, peer, camera, inter-session challenges.
  • Highly personalised coaching, with an individual focus.
  • Mentor an ITT
  • Delivered through TLC

Year 4

  • Evidencing sections of the expert teacher standards (Hattie) - deep learning, students self- correcting, developing curiosity and questioning, overcoming barriers to learning, flexibility. effective teacher talk and emotional intelligence
  • Expert teacher launch event - twilight
  • TLC to further develop chosen standard, working with a coaching partner
  • 1 day (or 2 days over year 4 and 5) to develop wider school interest

Year 5

  • Evidencing sections of the expert teacher standards (Hattie) - expert questioning, metacognition, embacing risk and innovation, flexibility, purposeful student talk
  • Expert teacher launch event - twilight
  • TLC to further develop chosen standard, working with a coaching partner
  • 1 day (or 2 days over year 4 and 5) to develop wider school interest

Year 6 (Expert Teachers 2)

  • Focus on demonstrating the five dimensions of expert teachers
  • Ensuring the attributes of expert teachers are evident within all lessons
  • Use of the observational camera to trial and capture expert dimensions within lessons
  • Conduct personal study (Hattie) and collect evidence towards threshold
  • Delivered through TLC
  • Celebration

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