Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement programme
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn” Benjamin Franklin.
Without excellent teaching, excellent learning cannot happen. At Bridgemary School our aim is to provide the very best in terms of teaching so that outstanding learning can take place. With this in mind we have embarked upon a teacher development programme called TEEP.
The programme is delivered by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and is designed to embrace current and recent initiatives in teaching and learning and apply them in our classrooms.
What is TEEP and how is it helping us to become the best we can be?
TEEP is the Teacher Effectiveness and Enhancement Programme and is rooted in evidence based research on effective teaching and learning. It aims to support schools to provide the best possible learning experiences for our young people.
The aims of TEEP at Bridgemary are to:
- Give staff a common language for planning, teaching and evaluating learning.
- Encompass and build upon everything that we do that we know makes teaching and learning better.
- Enable excellent progression within a lesson and across a series of lessons in order to raise achievement for all.
- Raise the number of good and outstanding lessons.
- Provide a platform to launch our JPD (Joint practice Development) training sessions off of.
Our TEEP Journey
We are now embarking our third year of TEEP development and we have fully embraced the teaching and learning framework it provides. We have an extensive training programme ensuring all teachers, teaching assistants and cover supervisors are trained to at least TEEP Level 1. We have a large proportion of teachers who are now trained to the second level enabling them to work as part of the ‘TEEP Team’ to continue to drive TEEP and its benefits across the School.
“TEEP woke us up, made us feel like NQT's again, gave us a new confidence, it changed our whole ethos, it made us fall in love with teaching again. “ Teacher at Bridgemary School.
TEEP Ambassador school
In recognition of our commitment to continuous improvement of teaching and learning through TEEP, the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust invited Bridgemary to become a TEEP ambassador school. We were delighted to receive this honour and open our doors to other Schools across the Country to share our journey. The pinnacle of this was that we presented at the National SSAT Conference at the Emirates Stadium the impact TEEP had on raising the standards of teaching across the School.
Please feel free to click through to www.teep.org.uk for more information or to watch a short film below