IMPLEMENTATION: Good to Great Teaching in the NEW Inspection Framework

  • A 2-hour session on how to further enhance teaching and build consistency in practice across the school.

School Impact

Delegates will gain a comprehensive and practical guide during this Time2Train 2-hour session on how to further enhance their teaching and build consistency in practice across the  school. Exemplification of curriculum models and teaching strategies that are proven to have impact on raising pupil progress and engagement in learning will be explored.


By the end of the session you will:

  • be able to plan a teachers’ guide to outstanding learning and teaching for your year;
  • have an understanding of outstanding learning and teaching in relation to the Framework for School Inspection;
  • explored outstanding practice in schools with opportunities to relate this practice to your own context;
  • shared practical structures for learning to enable pupils to make exceptional learning gains;
  • understand how achievement is a ‘driver’ for a school’s success;
  • develop an understanding of how to build consistency in teaching and learning strategies and how to provide feedback to enable teachers and teaching assistants to make the next step; and
  • identify key actions to bring about change in your school through the completion of an ECM action plan.
  • Facilitator
  • Venue & Travel Information

Craig Richardson, ECM Consultant

Craig is currently headteacher at Helsby Hillside Primary School in Cheshire. He also works as an adviser for Cheshire West and Chester and as an associate for ECM education supporting school improvement, headteacher appraisal and training. He has considerable leadership experience as the headteacher of two successful primary schools for over fourteen years. Ofsted recognised that, as headteacher, Craig ‘provides very strong leadership and has a crystal clear vision for the school’s future.’ In school, he constantly seeks to improve the quality of provision and the outcomes for pupils. He also recognises that school should be fun for everyone and his current school motto is ‘Learn, Laugh and Play’ which provides a good focus for pupils and staff.

He has introduced and developed rigorous and effective systems to monitor and evaluate the school’s work, and school improvement planning is sharply focused on the key areas for improvement. Recently, this has seen significant improvements in raising standards in reading, mathematics and EGPS.

Working as an adviser across a range of schools in Cheshire West and Chester has provided Craig with a wide range of experience and the opportunity to support colleagues in improving schools. As a Local Leader of Education (LLE) he also supports colleagues and has worked as an executive headteacher to support a school in challenging circumstances through an Ofsted inspection.

Craig strongly believes that the inspection process supports school improvement and helps bring about better learning and teaching for more children. Craig is also passionate about sport and has led his current school towards the Platinum School Games Award and a nomination for primary school of the year. 

Hopwood Hall College

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How to get here

By Road: The Rochdale campus is 2.6 miles from junction 20 off the M62. Follow the signs for Rochdale town centre

By Rail: Rochdale train station is a ten minute walk from the Rochdale Campus through the town centre. It is also a Metrolink station, Manchester’s light railway system, which links Rochdale with Oldham, Bury and Manchester City Centre.

By Bus: The Rochdale bus station is approximately 5 minutes’ walk from the Rochdale campus. There are frequent bus services throughout the borough which terminate in Rochdale.

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