This programme has been designed by OLEVI and facilitated by experienced school leaders and teachers from TVTSA. The Outstanding Facilitator Programme (OFP) enhances the leadership of teaching and learning in your schools and prepares a school-based team of accredited facilitators, who can facilitate the Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP) and Improving Teacher Programme (ITP) within the OLEVI teaching and learning syllabus. It also helps delegates to develop their leadership, coaching and facilitation skills (even if they don’t facilitate a programme).
The OFP has gained a reputation for helping raise standards in teaching and learning.
The programme is a key part of the OLEVI portfolio of school-to-school support, which is helping to increase capacity and drive up standards in all schools. Among many benefits, this programme helps schools to work more effectively as a school team and improve their collaboration with other schools and organisations.
The Outstanding Facilitator Programme:
- develops a positive ethos and expectation where the quality of teaching and learning is continually role modelled at an outstanding level
- improves the quality of teaching and learning through high level facilitation
- develops confidence through accreditation of facilitating the ITP, OTP and Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme (OTAP)
- enables engagement with a team of aspirational practitioners who challenge teaching and learning
- motivates and gives focus on the importance of deepening teaching and learning
This programme is open to outstanding practitioners who are wholly supported by the headteacher and who will be given the capacity to work within a team of other outstanding teachers to lead the facilitation of the OLEVI programmes. Ideally one of the delegates would be the lead facilitator who would also take the role of the school project manager and liaise with OLEVI. It is important that both the lead facilitator and the headteacher understand the ethos and programmes fully to aid the smooth running of the programmes and to strengthen the impact.
For schools that already have a working knowledge and understanding of the OLEVI teaching and learning syllabus there is a three day OFP that covers ethos, context, expectations, facilitation skills, the content of the OLEVI OTP and ITP programmes, the non-negotiables, the facilitated activities, accreditation and quality assurance.
This programme accredits the delegates to facilitate the Improving Teacher Programme (ITP) and the Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP). Facilitators who wish to facilitate the Power of Coaching module within the OTP would need to attend a further 1½ day Power Of Coaching Train the Trainers programme.
Headteachers are asked to send a minimum of two delegates, preferably three, to build capacity for programme delivery. We would be happy to discuss individual requirements.