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.


Secondary DET programme 

Autumn term 2019

Date Venue Time
Wednesday 9th October Comberton Village College 08.30-3.00
Tuesday 29th October Comberton Village College 08.30-3.00
Thursday 14th November Cambourne Village College 08.30-3.00
Tuesday 26th November Comberton Village College 08.30-3.00


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


Primary DET programme 

Autumn term 2019

Date Venue Time
Monday 30th September Hatton Park Primary  09.00-3.00
Wednesday 30th October  Gamlingay Village Primary 09.00-3.00
Tuesday 12th November Histon & Impington Junior 09.00-3.00
Tuesday 3rd December Jeavons Wood Primary 09.00-3.00


Autumn term 2019 - West Town Primary Academy 

Date Venue Time
Wednesday 25th September West Town Primary Academy 09.00-3.00
Wednesday 30th October West Town Primary Academy 09.00-3.00
Wednesday 27th November West Town Primary Academy 09.00-3.00
Wednesday 11th December West Town Primary Academy 09.00-3.00


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



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