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GO!  From Good to

                                     Outstanding Learning

This course comprises three full day sessions and two twilights, with a coach to support each participant through the programme.  A celebration event allows for reflections and the recognition of progress and achievement at the end of the programme.

Who is this course for?

This programme is designed for teachers achieving good in their lesson observations, and aims to ensure they are able to deliver outstanding lessons.  The scheduling of the programme is planned to dovetail with the appraisal process in order to further support teachers in their professional development.

What are the objectives or outcomes?

On this programme participants will:

  • Understand the features of an outstanding lesson
  • Receive practical, ‘tried and tested’ resources
  • Have personal feedback on their own lessons from their coach
  • Be supported by their in-house coach to develop outstanding teaching skills

Practical information

This course is hosted at Sandringham School in St Albans and Sir John Lawes School in Harpenden.  Twilight sessions run from 4.00pm to 5.30pm and full days from 9.00am to 3.00pm as follows:

  • Monday 15th January 2018 (twilight)
  • Tuesday 30th January 2018 (day 1)
  • Tuesday 27th February 2018 (day 2)
  • Thursday 8th March 2018 (day 3)
  • Tuesday 27th March 2018 (twilight)

The course will include facilitated sessions, learning walks, observations, reflection and review and planning next steps.

Meet the facilitators....

Karen Paul

Karen Paul

Karen is currently Associate Assistant Headteacher at Sandringham School responsible for staff development.  She is an accredited National College outstanding facilitator and leads CPD for the Alban Teaching School Alliance.  As an SLE she has a particular interest in professional learning and supporting middle leadership across all subjects.

Laura Maberly

Laura Maberly

Laura is a Science teacher at Sandringham school and is currently a member of the Professional Learning Team and a Head of House. She has a wide range of experience of teaching and learning strategies and has been responsible for running successful CPD sessions for Sandringham’s twilight and conference events.

Joe Carey

Joe Carey

Joe is an experienced teacher of Design Technology and Head of Year at Sir John Lawes School.  He is an accredited National College outstanding facilitator and leads sessions for the new staff induction process each year.  Joe is an Alban Leader of Education and has a particular interest in 'making marking meaningful'.

Gemma Harvey

Gemma Harvey

Gemma is currently a RS teacher at Sandringham School.  She has worked in several schools as a Head of Department and is passionate about finding new and creative ways to deliver RS to a range of students.  Gemma shares her passions on Twitter and through her blog where she connects with other teachers and inspires them to think about their lessons in a new way.

Gemma has experience of being an examiner at A Level and has successfully trained NQTs from a range of backgrounds.  The training that she has provided for NQTs and GTPs is frequently commented on as having a real impact on their practice.  Gemma particularly specialises in delivering sessions on creativity in the classroom.


£185 per delegate



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What didothers think?

"Fantastic!  The course wasn't 'You must...' but very hands on and through this we were able to share ideas across schools."

What didothers think?

"The GO! programme really inspired me and gave lots of realy good new ideas I now include in most lessons."

What didothers think?

"The observations of outstanding practitioners in action gave me the chance to see the practical application of techniques."