Develop Your A Level Teaching

Develop your A level teaching (DAT) is a forum for Hounslow teachers and leaders with a passion and responsibility for excellent provision at post-16 to share their expertise and champion best practice in their subject. This programme is driven by a shared acknowledgement of historic underachievement at post-16 across the borough, despite impressive performance at KS4.

This is a HEP-wide programme of high quality training that is based on current and relevant educational theory and research, supporting the in-school CPD offer.

HEP schools, with or without a sixth form, can opt into this collaborative programme, nominating teachers with any level of experience to attend as delegates, and their more experienced A level teachers, recognised in school as skilled practitioners with a passion for their subject, as subject breakout facilitators. HEP members truly drive school-led improvement through this project; developing those newer to teaching A level while providing career development opportunities for those who have a proven track record for excellence in the classroom. 

Key support on offer
  • Keynote presentations collaborated on and delivered by teachers from HEP member schools  
  • Subject breakout groups where colleagues discuss the keynote implications specific to their students and share best practice
  • Building sustainable networks of subject specialists for support beyond the calendared meetings
  • Subjects offered 2022/23: Maths, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, Economics, Politics, French, Spanish
Further Information

The programme – DAT brochure 
Keynote videos –  HEP YouTube channel
Contact Emma Pett – e.pett@hounsloweducationpartnership.co.uk

What our members say

Ofsted Inspection Training – "Four days well spent! Supporting the development of our school under the guidance of a skilled trainer with a wealth of experience across the primary range was invaluable."

Primary Subject Networks – "The content in the sessions covers all aspects of high quality practice in Maths and it makes me reflective on my practice in class and how I lead and help develop other teachers."

Primary Subject Networks – "Meeting other subject leaders and sharing, makes me feel better about what we are delivering and that we are on the right track."

Develop your A level Teaching – "It was really nice to be able to talk to other A level German teachers as there aren’t very many and we could share our experiences."

Contingent Talk with Books – "Such a worthwhile project for Early Years, which you can see working right in front of your eyes. Well-planned and organised project, fantastic expert who inspires us all."

Get Hounslow Reading – "The biggest impact has been on our teachers’ enthusiasm for reading/books and their knowledge of high quality texts, finding innovative ways to engage readers through displays, book talk and story time."

Secondary Subject Networks – "There are so many useful takeaways from the meeting to help improve teaching and learning and they are things which can easily be put into place after the meeting."

Get Hounslow Reading – “There can be no doubt of the enthusiasm of Hounslow teachers and impact of their hard work on growing a Reading for Pleasure practice in their schools over this academic year. Many teachers said that the time to talk and share practice was what they valued most highly.” Charlotte Raby – Programme Facilitator

Secondary Subject Networks – “I really enjoy the content and the supportive group of fellow geography leaders discussing ideas in a non-judgmental, relatively informal way. The group certainly helps each other and fundamentally discusses relevant topics which are benefiting me.”

Get Hounslow Reading – "Very informative and helpful. A lovely chance to reflect. Excellent, enthusiastic delivery which would inspire anyone! You are very knowledgeable and sessions are well-organised. Thank you!”

Challenging Behaviour Training – “Great training, thank you for all your expertise and advice. I learnt lots of things about different ways that can affect pupils’ behaviour and how to deal with different situations."

Deep Dive Subject Leader Training – “Thank you for the very detailed and thorough subject leader checklist. It is an extremely useful and much necessary exercise. It's been an eye opener. Thank you”

Develop your A Level Teaching – “A much appreciated forum to apply pedagogy to a subject specific domain, with such rich professional talk after the keynotes in the Economics breakout session.”

Contact us

The success of the Hounslow Education Partnership depends, in part, on good communication so please do get in touch to give us your feedback or about anything else you would like to discuss.

Email: info@hounsloweducationpartnership.co.uk

Our member schools