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Steplab is a professional learning platform for schools that harnesses instructional coaching and data-driven insights to systematically improve teaching and learning.
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What are schools saying about Steplab?
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What does Steplab help schools do?
A toolkit for making IC 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.
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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.
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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.
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Keen to know more? Here's a 3-minute overview
Frequently asked questions
Is there any evidence behind the Steplab approach?

Yes, lots! In general, the evidence around effective professional development (PD) for teachers is pretty bleak: most PD doesn't lead to improvements in pupil outcomes, and so is generally a waste of teacher time. Instructional coaching is one of the few approaches that have been shown again and again 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?

Yes, the customisation of Steplab content and approach is an important part of making instructional coaching work in a school. As a result, Steplab allows schools to adapt all the improvement targets ('steps'), sequences of steps, and uploads their own videos of effective practice...

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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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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 400 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, 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
Meet the rest of the team
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Bonus free download 
The Beginner's Guide to Instructional Coaching

Packed with articles and case studies to kickstart your understanding of what effective instructional coaching looks like, and how to implement it effectively in your school