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

**Early Bird discount available - reduced fee of £275.00 per delegate for bookings made 30 days prior to the programme start date**  Usual price £350 per delegate. All resources, lunch and refreshments will be provided by the host school.


To book a place on one of our DET Programmes, please complete the online Booking Request form on this page.  If you require any further information, please contact Fiona Lightfoot, the Programme Administrator at

DET Programmes for 2017/18 

Primary cohorts

Term Dates Venue
Spring 2018 To be confirmed Histon & Impington Junior School

Secondary cohorts

Autumn term 2017 - Based at Comberton Village College

Dates Times Venue
Mon 25 September  08.30-15.00 Comberton Village College
Wed 4 October  08.30-15.00 St Peter's School, Huntington
Mon 30 October  08.30-15.00 To be confirmed
Wed 15 November  08.30-15.00 Comberton Village College

Spring term 2018 - Based at Swavesey Village College

Term Dates Venue
Spring 2018  To be confirmed Swavesey Village College

Spring/Summer term 2018 - Based at Comberton Village College

Dates Times Venue
Mon 19 March  08.30-15.00 Comberton Village College
Wed 18 April  08.30-15.00 St Peter's School, Huntington
Mon 30 April  08.30-15.00 To be confirmed
Wed 16 May  08.30-15.00 Comberton Village College


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