Harness the power of instructional coaching with Early Career Teachers
Our Early Career Teachers programme supports teachers at the start of their careers with bite-sized content and tailored, individual feedback so they can keep getting better over time, aided by our innovative Steplab platform. Scroll on for more info…
Instructional coaching makes a difference
There is now a significant evidence-base to show that instructional coaching has an impact on teacher development. Early Career Teachers focuses on bespoke action steps to accelerate teacher improvement. Teachers can improve their practice straightaway through tailored feedback.Enquire now to find out more
"Our experience on the early rollout (ERO) has seen instructional coaching have a very significant effect on teacher development - deliberate practice really is making difference to habit forming for early career teachers and their mentors through the: 1. Standardised routine – providing safety, certainty and framework (for both the early career teacher and mentor) 2. Bite-sized areas for improvement – contextual, realistic, valued and achievable 3. Clear model of 'better' - enabling the early career teacher to work to a mental model and end goal. 4. Deliberate practice – the vital ingredient enabling change and evolution of practice for early career teachers"
Andy Samways, Director of Unity Teaching School Hub
Bespoke action steps for participants
Our carefully sequenced curriculum is complemented, so specific focus is on instructional coaching as a tool to help teachers keep getting better. The teacher can improve their practice straightaway. We don’t assume our teachers are starting from zero – we enable mentors to provide stretch targets, challenge and support, to encourage high-performing teachers to stay motivated.
An innovative online platform designed by teachers, for teachers
Participants will access Steplab, the market-leading professional development platform, built by teachers, for teachers. Steplab is designed specifically to aid teacher education and to maximise the impact of deliberate practice. It also allows you to track your participants' engagement with each module. Steplab can be accessed in ways which suit the participant, via smartphone, tablet or computer.
Granular, frequent and sustained curriculum
The instructional coaching component of the programme works within a wider carefully sequenced and evidence-based curriculum for teachers and mentors. Evidence tell us that a 'little and often' approach helps us learn more effectively. Spreading out what we learn can help make lasting changes to what we understand. By carefully planning when participants learn, we are reducing cognitive load so that they can focus better on what they are learning.
Join Early Career Teachers today
We're proud to work with a network of exceptional delivery partners to offer Early Career Teachers across England. Ambition will also be delivering a central cohort. Register your interest for Early Career Teachers today.Register your interest today