Professional Learning

Let’s Think professional development programmes are specifically designed to improve teaching and learning, by:

  • improving subject knowledge
  • supporting teachers to improve their pedagogy by improving classroom talk
  • enabling teachers to develop a classroom culture that promotes learning.

In line with the most recent research into effective professional development for teachers, Let’s Think programmes are:

  • collaborative
  • supported by specialist expertise
  • focused on aspirations for students
  • sustained over time
  • exploring evidence from trying new things to connect practice to theory.

Cordingley, P. and Bell, M., 2012. Understanding what enables high quality professional learning: A report on the research evidence. CUREE

All Let’s Think tutors have a detailed and comprehensive understanding of the approach and of best practice in supporting teachers to develop their practice. All professional development sessions involve teachers engaging in collaborative enquiry, and structured dialogue and group work.  The Let’s Think tutor acts as a coach and mentor, responding to individual teacher needs.

All programmes can be run as delegate courses, at whole school level or with clusters of schools. There are three levels of professional development available: full courses, coaching, short projects. Find out about programmes running this year (LetsThinkMaths_Programmes_2017-3) or contact [email protected] to explore possibilities for your school.