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What does Steplab do?
A toolkit for making professional development work in your school
Content to help teachers improve
  • 1500 granular improvement steps, each with success criteria, model videos and tasks to support deliberate practice.
  • 100s of video models demonstrating great teaching across a variety of contexts.
  • Customisation engine so schools can adapt our content for their context.
Tools to help great coaching happen
  • Interactive tools to support effective coaching observations and feedback, and build a positive culture for PD.
  • Quick & easy to upload videos of teaching and observations to support coaching.
Data, tools & training for leaders
  • Dashboard to help senior leads track and improve coaching over time.
  • Training and ongoing support to get coaching set up and running smoothly.
Keen to know more? Here's a 3-minute overview
Frequently asked questions
Is there any evidence behind the Steplab approach?

Yes, lots! The average improvement in Progress 8 for all schools using Steplab between 2019 and 2022 was +0.57. This reflects the wider research that instructional coaching is one of the few PD approaches that has been shown to have a positive impact on pupil outcomes....

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Can Steplab help experienced teachers get better, or is it just for new teachers?

Instructional coaching is a powerful approach for ALL teachers, not just those at the start of their career. Teaching is a complex professional activity, and just as top singers, athletes use coaches to help them stay on top of their game, coaching can help experienced teachers to keep getting better too...

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Can we customise Steplab to align with our school values and priorities?

As well as powering high quality coaching, Steplab allows schools to build courses consisting of various modules and quizzes. This can be a great way to deliver remote professional development sessions...

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How much support will we get from Steplab to make it work in our school? Can Steplab help us develop our staff into great coaches?

We provide a range of support to help schools make Steplab work well. This includes 1-to-1 support for school leads to help them get Steplab set up, train their coaches, and continue to develop their approach to maximise impact...

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What if I want to see coaching in action? Can Steplab help?

Absolutely! We have schools all over the country that act as Steplab Coaching Hubs offering termly visits for those interested in seeing coaching in action. These schools are using Steplab in successful, novel and interesting ways to power great instructional coaching programmes...

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Is it possible to do a trial of Steplab?

Yes, we offer a 1-month free trial. Just get in touch to find out more and set this up for your school.

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Built by teachers,
for teachers.

As former teachers and school leaders, we acutely understand the challenges of improving teaching. Steplab has been built to help schools and trusts tackle these challenges, and systematically improve teaching.

We’re deeply passionate about serving teachers, and work closely with schools to keep improving our platform.

In the last 5 years, we’re proud to have helped over 700 schools and trusts to get better. If you think we could help you, just get in touch and we can have an informal chat ↓

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Josh Goodrich
Founding CEO, Former Deputy Head T&L and English Teacher
Ben Abelman
Founding CTO & Edtech Developer. Former Music Teacher
Peps Mccrea
Director of Learning & PD designer. Former Maths Teacher
Claire Hill
Strategic Director. Former Trust T&L Director & English Teacher
Harry Fletcher-Wood
Director of Training. Former TED Lead & History Teacher
Ollie Lovell
Steplab Australia, Author, Edu-podcaster & Teacher

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