With our reputation for high-quality and dynamic Continuing Professional Development, Teaching Schools South West is delighted to launch its CPD Offer for the next academic year 2020-2021.
This is a comprehensive Offer that covers a broad range of motivating and meaningful training for schools – including Teaching Assistants, Teachers, Leaders and Governors that covers all phases and school types and is career-wide from NQT to Aspiring Heads.
Particularly rewarding, the Offer is school-led and the majority of courses are designed and delivered by specialist teachers and leaders from within schools, often working with expert partners to provide quality training as professionals who understand the up-to-date needs and benefits of our profession.
Furthermore, the offer provides the best of regional and national CPD; as well as the best research, so that this combination can bring schools the best possible practices in the best possible formats so that ultimately the best possible outcomes are achieved for teachers and pupils.
We believe our CPD Offer represents great value for money. We are proud that TSSW is a partnership of not-for-profit Teaching School Alliances, a Research School, Multi Academy Trusts and Schools – with the majority of the programmes below the rates of commercial providers and for TSSW members the benefits are often multiplied.
Looking to next year and supporting school-evaluation, the CPD Directory will also be a strategic document for schools to use as part of the appraisal process, enabling colleagues to identify training plans to support their development targets.
With the added impetus of the Covid-19 return phase, we look forward to an exciting new academic year and believe the CPD Offer will play an important role in supporting colleagues across the schools within our region.
We are delighted to announce, from the next academic year, our Teaching School Hub will be offering a high-quality Appropriate Body service for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs).
Building on the expertise of Torbay Teaching School Alliance’s role as an Appropriate Body for the Torbay area, the new TSSW service will link into our range of Early Career programmes for primary and secondary teachers.
We are committed to providing a highly-skilled, central point of contact for all schools and NQTs led by a team of dedicated NQT specialists and senior leaders with years of experience operating as an Appropriate Body. This will be a standardised approach across the region that is consistent, yet personalised, to meet the needs of all schools and their NQTs. We believe this represents great quality and value, and has the added advantage that NQTs can access relevant NQT Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and training at a reduced TSSW members’ rate.
The TSSW Appropriate Body service provides the following:
The fees for 2020-2021 are:
TSSW Members £275 per NQT per academic year | Other colleagues £295 per NQT per academic year | Pro-rata cost available for periods of less than one year
To register for the TSSW Appropriate Body
For all other enquiries or further information, please contact Wendy Vreony or Faye Steele:
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Teaching Schools South West is a partnership that includes a Teaching School Hub, six Teaching School Alliances, the Kingsbridge Research School, Multi Academy Trusts and schools from the wider Devon area. We are committed to enable all schools to have access to excellent services that have the greatest chance of improving the quality education.
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Teaching Schools South West is delighted to announce the first TSSW Summer Conference will now be a virtual conference on Wednesday 1 July 2020 from 0930 to 1320.
During a time of unprecedented challenge for schools, we are keen to offer an event that will inspire and bring the profession together – albeit virtually. The conference will be delivered through webinars with the following programme of exciting keynotes and workshops:
Christine Counsell | Education Consultant and previously Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambridge: “Shaping a powerful curriculum: knowledge, literacy and inclusion”
Professor Becky Francis | Chief Executive Officer of the Education Endowment Foundation:
“Using evidence to narrow the gap”
Dr Sam Friedman | Associate Professor in Sociology at London School of Economics:
“The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged”
Professor Paul Kirschner | Professor Emeritus at the Open Universiteit:
“Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: What Educational Psychology tells us about Good Teaching”
Open to school leaders, teachers, Governors, researchers and other educational professionals, an added benefit of virtual delivery is that delegates can view the recordings of all the workshops from the day and the keynotes and workshops are appropriate for both primary and secondary.
This is a not-for-profit event and tickets are £50/£35 for TSSW members.
Please note, due to the Covid-19 social distancing restrictions the conference date supersedes the original date of Thursday 11 June 2020.