Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme

The Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme (TEEP) is a teacher professional development programme, initially developed by Gatsby Charitable Foundation, which aims to improve teachers’ classroom practice. The programme focuses on improving teachers’ understanding of what effective teaching and learning behaviours are and gives them the skills to encourage these in the classroom. Training is run by outstanding teachers, and participant teachers take the role of pupils during the training, in order to gain a deeper understanding of how effective learning behaviours can be encouraged. Training is split into three sessions, several months apart, giving participants time to apply the TEEP model in the classroom before finishing the course.

Why are we funding it?

Teaching quality is key to pupil attainment. If proven to be effective, this training package could be a popular, cost-effective option to support schools to improve their teaching quality.

TEEP has shown promise in previous qualitative evaluations. This trial aims to assess the programme's impact on academic attainment more robustly.

How are we evaluating it?

This programme will be evaluated by a team from York University, led by Bette Chambers. The evaluation is set up as an effectiveness trial. Effectiveness trials aim to test whether an intervention can work at scale in a large number of schools.

The evaluation is designed as a randomised controlled trial and involves 52 schools. Four schools are involved in the development pilot, then approximately 24 get the treatment in years 1 and 2 and 24 schools (the control-group schools) receive the treatment in Years 3 and 4. 

To view the project's evaluation protocol click here.

When will the evaluation report be due?

The evaluation report will be published in Autumn 2016.