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.


To book a place on one of our DET Programmes, please complete the online Booking Request form on the right-hand side of this page. 


DET Programmes for 2018/19 

Secondary DET Programme

Spring / Summer  term 2019 

Dates Times Venue
Mon 18 March 2019 08.30 - 15.00 Comberton Village College 
Wed 3 April 2019 08.30 - 15.00 St Peters School 
Tues 14 May 2019 08.30 - 15.00 Cambourne Village College
Wed 12 June 2019 08.30 - 15.00 Comberton Village College



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