NEW: Minster Teaching & Learning Programme

The Minster School, Nottingham Road, Southwell, NG25 0LG
Event cancelled

Course dates

  • Thu, 16 Jan '20   1:30pm - 4:30pm Cancelled - done
  • Tue, 28 Jan '20   1:30pm - 4:30pm - done
  • Mon, 10 Feb '20   1:30pm - 4:30pm - done
  • Mon, 2 Mar '20   1:30pm - 4:30pm - done
  • Thu, 19 Mar '20   1:30pm - 4:30pm - done
  • Thu, 2 Apr '20   1:30pm - 4:30pm - done
  • Wed, 22 Apr '20   1:30pm - 4:30pm - done

Nothing is more important in improving outcomes for children than the quality of teaching. This programme aims to improve the classroom practice of participants in the long-term and is facilitated by outstanding teachers, senior leaders and SLEs with specialisms in teaching and learning.


To develop reflective practitioners.
To improve the quality of teaching and learning in the classrooms of participants, leading to better outcomes for children.
To develop an understanding of what makes highly effective teaching and learning, and why.
To provide practical strategies that work in the classroom.
To enable participants to apply new learning to their own context.


The main programme runs over a period of approximately one term and consists of 7 face-to-face afternoon sessions, occurring every two weeks from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Each session takes a particular teaching and learning theme and will include elements of facilitated discussion, the modelling of teaching and learning activities , peer collaboration, expert input, learning visits to lessons and ‘gap tasks’ to undertake and reflect on.

In addition to the main programme, or even as a standalone option, we are offering a module for participants who are aiming to take more of a lead role in Teaching and Learning in their school, focusing on the role of lead teachers in developing the practice of others through role modelling, coaching, mentoring, emotional intelligence and holding others to account/difficult conversations.


For the main programme, teachers from all phases, and at any stage of career, who have the potential to improve their practice further. This includes teachers moving towards ‘Good’ and from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’.

For the ‘Leading Teaching & Learning’ module, teachers who are ready to take on a lead role in teaching and learning in their school.


Attendance at all sessions.
Active participation.
Completion of gap tasks, including trialing strategies, learning visits to other lessons.
Regular meetings with an in-school learning coach *, usually a senior leader or teaching and learning leader.
Completion of a learning log during the programme, leading to an action plan.


Main Programme - Individual Ticket (members only)
Course ticket - for all 7 dates.
Main Programme - Individual Ticket (non-member)
Course ticket - for all 7 dates.
Main Programme - 3 for 2 Ticket (members only)
Course ticket - for all 7 dates.
Group ticket for 3 people
Main Programme - 3 for 2 Ticket (non-member)
Course ticket - for all 7 dates.
Group ticket for 3 people

The Minster School
Nottingham Road
NG25 0LG