DET - Developing Effective Teaching Programme


The Developing Effective Teaching (DET) programme is a four day course written by teachers for teachers and is targeted at reflective practitioners who are aiming to achieve consistently good lessons. The programme has a practical focus, with participants required to reflect on key aspects of teaching and learning such as:

  • Engagement
  • Talk for learning
  • Assessment for learning
  • Inclusion

Participants will explore how these elements can inform their own teaching.

The programme encourages delegates to consider the impact of a range of teaching strategies on pupil progress and each session will provide an opportunity to observe lessons and reflect on good practice. Participants are asked to complete a preparatory activity prior to each session in order to consolidate learning. The sessions are delivered by experienced colleagues from within the Cambridge Teaching Schools Network.

Key principles

Key focus aspect of pedagogy for each day

  1. Observation/reflection at the heart of each day
  2. Preparation and gap tasks to book end each day
  3. Opportunity to audit professional skills and the setting of appropriate targets
  4. Collaborative approach throughout
  5. Suggested reading and further research

Primary and Secondary phase teachers who:

  • have the potential to deliver consistently good lessons
  • are returning to the profession
  • are recently qualified and in the early years of their career
  • are from overseas

£299 per delegate, to include all resources, lunch and refreshments at each session.


Primary DET programme 

Spring term 2020

Date Venue Time
Friday 28th February Hatton Park Primary School 09.00-3.00
Monday 9th March Gamlingay Village Primary School 09.00-3.00
Monday 23rd March Histon & Impington Junior School 09.00-3.00
Tuesday 28th April  Jeavons Wood Primary School  09.00-3.00


Secondary DET programme 

Spring / Summer term 2020

Date Venue Time
Wednesday 11th March Comberton Village College 08.30-3.00
Tuesday 31st March St Peters School 08.30-3.00
Tuesday 19th May Cambourne Village College 08.30-3.00
Monday 15th June Comberton Village College 08.30-3.00


To book a place on one of our DET programmes, please complete the online booking request form on this page, or alternatively please email Lindsay Kerrison, CTSN Administrator



DET Booking Request

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