The Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme (OTAP) is for teaching assistants who are, or who have the potential to be, outstanding in their roles. It is intended to develop the potential for teaching assistants to have a wider impact on improving the quality of teaching and learning across the school.
Designed and facilitated by experienced school leaders and teachers, the OTAP forms part of the OLEVI Teaching & Learning Syllabus which has gained a national reputation for raising standards in teaching and learning.
The programme focuses on a range of aspects of teaching and learning, such as challenge, engagement, assessment, differentiation, questioning and planning. There are facilitated practical sessions and lesson observations at the host school, with linked practical tasks back in your own school to apply what you learn.
OTAP enables teaching assistants to:
place a greater emphasis on the purpose and value of the lessons they support
raise levels of engagement and achievement in learning
use different methods and styles of support to challenge learners
innovate and take risks
have a bigger impact on the planning and assessment for the learners they support
demonstrate a higher level understanding of teaching and learning
be able to coach their peers to raise performance
OTAP enables delegates to share ideas and strategies to help move their school forward. Delegates gain confidence in feeling able to voice their views and ideas, and feel empowered to take the lead in their development as “learning assistants” with a focus on facilitating the pupils learning experience.
Outstanding Teaching Assistants Programme (Spring Cohort)
Please note that if you cancel your place less than 2 weeks before the programme starts, or fail to attend, your school will still be charged the full cost.