“Steplab has helped us answer one of the key questions all schools face: how do you build great teachers? It helps us ensure that every class teacher is given the support they need to drive great student outcomes; It makes our teachers better teachers, and our coaches better coaches.”
“We celebrated our best ever results in 2022, with a P8 score of +0.59 (an increase of 0.22 since 2019). By embedding IC, staff are encouraged to get a little better every day. We would strongly recommend all schools to sign up and begin working in partnership with Steplab to transform lives.”
“Steplab is the biggest lever we have to make sustainable positive change to teaching quality. It breaks down the components of expert practice into such achievable steps! I genuinely believe that Steplab is an essential tool for any school.”
“Finding Steplab was really one of those 'hallelujah' moments for us: offering our trainees (and now experienced staff) access to a clear, sequence of priorities that allows them to support teachers in the most effective way. Next steps for us are to roll this out across our entire MAT!”
“Between 2019 and 2022 our P8 score increased by +0.59. Steplab was an important part of helping us to achieve this. It ensured teachers had access to regular feedback and were coached on how to make small, impactful adjustments to their practice, resulting in higher quality T&L across the school.”
“We are over the moon with our first progress score of +0.42 in 2022. Steplab was invaluable in introducing and embedding our coaching programme. The guidance and structure offered by Steplab ensures that all teachers receive the bespoke and focused CPD they need to get better every day.”
“If you are looking for genuine and measurable improvements to teaching and learning, I would wholeheartedly recommend Steplab- the easy to use system offers clarity for coaches while giving leaders a tangible evidence base for professional development.”
“Steplab provides an excellent framework to guide mentors' decision making. It takes away the difficulties of logistics sometimes associated with instructional coaching and allows coaches to focus on what matters: helping their teachers to get better.”
“Steplab has been amazing. It has forced us to think about what makes effective classroom practice, and helped develop a common language, allowing us to grow together. I would definitely recommend this to another school.”
“We would wholeheartedly recommend Steplab to other schools. It has allowed us to launch a programme with the confidence that all of our coachees will receive high quality, incremental feedback and that our coaches are confident and competent in delivering this.”
“I would highly recommend Steplab's programme to implement Instructional Coaching to any school! It has rejuvenated experienced teachers, developed Early Career Teachers and made a significant impact on teaching and learning.”
“Steplab has helped us develop our Instructional Coaching programme by providing a consistent, evidence- based framework for all staff to give impactful feedback. As a Deputy Head, it has enabled me to more effectively monitor T&L across the school.”
“Steplab has taken away the anxiety staff have about a high stakes approach to lesson observations. It has the capacity to support the individual teacher on their own journey of improvement which in turn makes the learning process for children better.”
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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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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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