TKAT Teaching School Alliance


Beyond Best Practice

Target Audience:

Primary school and Secondary school teachers who are best practitioners and who wish to explore new areas of research or support others in developing their teaching expertise.



This course will cover:

  • The expert teacher

The key elements of best practice

The impact of highly effective teaching

An introduction to conducting classroom based research

  • Trust and mutual endeavour

The concept of ‘learned helplessness’

The importance of learning relationships in the classroom

Strategies for building resilience.

  • Mastering the learning process

Strategies to help students master the learning process including metacognition and self-regulation.

  • Teachers as master learners

Seeing learning through the eyes of students

The impact of pedagogical subject knowledge

How teachers and students respond to assessment

  • Learning partnerships

Activating students as instructional resources using feedback and assessment

  • Pushing the boundaries and exploring the opportunities

Developing ideas about classroom based research.

Investigation into particular pedagogical models, including mastery learning

  • What lies beyond

Sharing research findings and action planning


This course is designed to allow effective teachers to further develop the key aspects of the very best classroom practice for successful learning.

The areas of learning can be applied to all subjects and school pedagogical models. Participants will develop the skills and knowledge needed for effective research and carry out their own classroom based research project

Session Dates:

8th February 2018

7th March 2018

18th April 2018

1st May 2018

10 July (2pm-4.30)

Additional Information:

Lunch is included

Business Dress

Cost for Non TKAT employees is £350.

Course Details

Course Code: T&L151
Duration: 26 hours split over 5 sessions

Event Date:

Start Date: 08/2/2018
Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm
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