DOT - Developing Outstanding Teaching Programme

Designed by the Cambridge Teaching Schools Network and facilitated by experienced school leaders and teachers from a range of secondary and primary schools, the Developing Outstanding Teaching programme gives good and outstanding teachers a set of high level skills and strategies that will enable them to become consistently outstanding.  The course will provide opportunities to explore a range of pedagogical approaches and also provide delegates with the ability to coach colleagues in their own school to help raise performance levels.  

This four day course is aimed at teachers who are already delivering consistently good and outstanding lessons, have a strong  commitment to Teaching and Learning and wish to further develop and enhance their practice.  They will have a commitment to professional development and the ability to reflect on their own practice.  Teachers who would benefit may already be involved in coaching or have the potential to take on a coaching  role to help raise the quality of teaching and learning in their schools.

Delegates will be given structured opportunities to reflect on teaching approaches and their quality and impact.  The programme will also introduce and consolidate new knowledge and skills and focus on what makes teaching and learning outstanding through a series of lesson observations aimed at encouraging participants to reflect on what makes effective teaching and learning and how this can be applied to their own practice.  The course will also introduce coaching skills which will be invaluable in helping disseminate that good practice back in school.  A series of gap tasks will help consolidate knowledge and give colleagues opportunities to innovate by trying out new strategies and techniques in the classroom and then reflect on the impact on learning.

**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. 

Programme venues
A primary DOT programme will be held during the spring term 2018 at Histon and Impington Junior School.  Dates to be confirmed.

Three secondary DOT programmes are scheduled for 2017/18.  Sessions will be hosted at various CTSN secondary schools.  See below for details.

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

DOT Programmes for 2017/18 

Primary cohort

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 9 October 2017 08.00-15.00 Comberton Village College
Mon 6 November 2017 08.00-15.00 St Peter's School, Huntingdon
Wed 22 November 2017 08.00-15.00 Comberton Village College
Mon 4 December 2017 08.00-15.00 Comberton Village College

Spring term 2018 based at Swavesey Village College

Term Dates Venue
Spring 2018 To be confirmed Swavesey Village College

Summer term 2018 at Saffron Walden County High School

Term Dates Venue
Summer 2018 To be confirmed Saffron Walden County HIgh School


DOT Booking Request

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