→ Successful Classroom Practice.

The Hackney Teaching Schools’ Alliance is offering this practical course for primary teachers in their second or third year of teaching to ensure that after completion of their NQT year, they are supported to hone their classroom skills and develop as exemplary practitioners.

By harnessing the professional learning techniques we know impact most in the classroom; peer observation, self-reflection and collaboration, teachers will work together to explore best practice, define what successful teaching and learning looks like and embed this in their classrooms.


Primary teachers in their second or third year of teaching who demonstrate the ability to become highly effective practitioners. You must demonstrate a strong commitment to improving their classroom practice and to professional development. We will only accept teachers who are willing to be reflective, to collaborate and to open up their classrooms to their peers and to SLEs. Teachers attending must be willing to summarise the impact of their learning for a presentation to a panel of senior HTSA staff who lead on Teaching and Learning.

This is a six part course is taught via three live sessions with three gap tasks in between.

Participants will cover the following as well as much more:

  • Building a positive climate for learning

  • Understanding the learning journey

  • Responding to the needs of learners

  • Harnessing formative assessment throughout lessons

The last live session will be presented by the author of ‘Teaching Backwards’ - Mark Burns. Drawing upon the learning from his bestselling publication, it will focus on unpicking, analysing and then most importantly providing time for teachers to apply ‘thinking steps’ to planning for progression through a module of learning or topic. The day will finish with presentations based on the impact of the learning taken place to a panel of senior HTSA staff.

HTSA members are entitled to one free place.. £600 for additional HTSA members. £900 for non-alliance members.