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 at the top of this page. 

DET Programmes for 2017/18 

Primary cohort - Special Introductory price of £120 per delegate applies

Dates Times Venue
Wed 24 January  08.30-15.00 Hatton Park Primary School
Mon 5 February  08.30-15.00 Hartford Infant/Junior School
Wed 28 February 08.30-15.00 Histon & Impington Junior School
Mon 12 March 08.30-15.00 Jeavons Wood Primary School

Secondary cohort

Spring/Summer term 2018 - Based at Comberton Village College

Dates Times Venue
Mon 19 March 2018 08.30-15.00 Comberton Village College
Wed 18 April 2018 08.30-15.00 St Peter's School, Huntington
Mon 30 April 2018 08.30-15.00 Cambourne Village College
Wed 16 May 2018 08.30-15.00 Comberton Village College


DET Booking Request

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