Chaucer School seeks to create a positive learning environment where all members of the school community can learn together and achieve together. Consistently Good/Outstanding Teaching, Learning and assessment is key in creating this environment and represents the school’s core business.


  • Every teacher takes full responsibility for meeting the teacher standards and improving the quality of teaching that students experience.
  • Every teacher effectively plans and delivers lessons using student data, the TEEP Cycle and the Teaching for Success series
  • Every teacher effectively plans and delivers lessons focussing the following;
    • Fast progress for every learner: Planned, Proactive, Adaptive.
    • Teaching to the top
    • High impact feedback for progress
    • Pride in self and work
    • Class interest, awe, wonder

  • Every teacher models the TEEP effective teacher behaviours and consistently applies the "Behaviour for Success" processes within lesson
  • Every teacher recognises and rewards behaviour for success and the 6 Rs.
  • Teachers support one another through on-going professional dialogue at every level.
  • The quality of teaching results in higher student achievement and progress.


Teaching for Success Series 

The original Visible Learning research concluded that one of the most important influence on student achievement is how teachers think about learning and their own role. 
In Mindframes for Visible Learning. John Hattie and Klaus Zierer defines the ten behaviours or mindframes that teachers need to adopt in order to maximize student success.  These include;

  • Thinking of and evaluating your impact on students’ learning;
  • The importance of assessment and feedback for teachers;
  • Working collaboratively and the sense of community;
  • The notion that learning needs to be challenging;
  • Engaging in dialogue and the correct balance between talking and listening;
  • Conveying the success criteria to learners;
  • Building positive relationships.

These powerful mindframes, which should underpin every action in schools, are founded on the principle that teachers are evaluators, change agents, learning experts, and seekers of feedback who are constantly engage with dialogue and challenge.


Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme

 “TEEP provides a holistic framework that goes far beyond a lesson planning tool. It influences every aspect of the school, including culture, ethos, behaviours, vision and values”

What is the Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme (TEEP)?

  • A framework for effective teaching and learning developed from research evidence
  • An effective CPD programme
  • A process not a product
  • Delivered by outstanding teacher practitioners who have themselves been through all levels of TEEP training
  • Generic- all subjects, all phases

   10 Mindframes for Visible Learning