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T-ITaP: Professional Behaviours Course

Our professional behaviours course develops trainees’ reflective practice and help them build effective relationships with colleagues and parents. Ideal for teacher education programs wanting to focus on professional behaviours in much greater depth.

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Once enrolled, participants will be sent an activation email. This will allow them to create a TSP account and access the course through the dashboard.

Course modules

Module One: Reflective Practice
This module focuses on the need for trainees to develop their ability – and willingness – to constantly reflect on their practice. This may be as a result of feedback from others, especially in the early years of their career, but can also be self-directed. If they are skilled reflective practitioners, they can continually improve their effectiveness as teachers’ while avoiding creating an unmanageable workload for themselves.

Module Two: Building effective relationships with colleagues
This module focuses on the importance of building effective relationships with colleagues. It considers the nature of team working, tackling difficult situations with colleagues, as well as responsibilities for working with Teaching Assistants, cover teachers and other support staff.

Module Three: Building Effective Relationships with parents and carers
This module looks at the importance of building effective relationships with parents and carers. The amount of contact between school and home will vary enormously, depending on circumstances and the individual needs of the child. We also look at parents’ evenings, which can be a source of anxiety for Early Careers Teachers – but don’t need to be – and also how to deal with angry parents.

Module Four: Wider School Responsibilities
This module looks at a teacher’s wider school responsibilities. This may include contractual obligations and responsibilities, discretionary contributions to the wider life of the school, and also expectations of teachers within society as a whole.


Each module includes five scenarios where beginning teachers will view the scenario, rate the appropriateness of three possible responses and write a brief rationale for each. Next, they find out how experienced teachers rated each response and most importantly why.

Feedback reports

Feedback reports at the end of each module show new teachers their overall alignment with experienced teachers and include resources, readings and strategies for practice.


Once participants complete the course, they will be able to download a comprehensive report as well as a certificate of completion.

Track progress

Organisations can login to track participant progress, identify individuals in need of additional support and evaluate the effectiveness of the course by viewing individual and collective data.

Course resources

A range of course resources are provided within the ‘Documents’ tab on the platform for organisations to access. T-ITaP courses include detailed schemes of work, introductory PPts for each module, recommended readings, enact activities such as role-plays & micro-teaching, group discussion guides, and much more