Chartered Teacher Leadership - Applications for the new ‘Excellence in School Leadership’ programme are announced
You may be aware that the Chartered College of Teaching have been developing a new pathway to Chartered Teacher Status for School Leaders and we are pleased to announce that applications for the new ‘Excellence in School Leadership’ programme are now being accepted.
Please take a look and find out more about the programme via the website or in the brochure.
Please do get in contact if you would like more information.
We ended last year saying we had never known anything like it…and we have begun the new one in the same way! So begins ESW Associate & Strategic Leader of Teaching & Research, Roger Pope CBE in this first TSSW newsletter of the new academic year.
Features include, news of Year 2 of the Teaching School Hub Test and Learn Priorities, the national roll-out and of interest to us all in our modern times, not least in the context of the on-going Covid-19 situation, the Mental Well-Being Week in the final week of this half term (19-23 October 2020)...
Following the success of their first virtual showcase this year, our Curriculum Hub partner Ilsham English Hub, are looking forward to hosting their next showcase:
Best Practice in the Teaching of Early Reading and Language
on Wednesday 9 December 2020 from 0915 to 1145
This event will provide participants with the opportunity to share best practice in the teaching of Systematic Synthetic Phonics whilst promoting a love of reading and will provide basic training on all the fundamentals of the Hub and how these match the new Ofsted Framework.
Showcase content will include the following:
There will also be films highlighting the best practice of phonics with time for questions with the Hub Lead and other members of the Hub Team.
As part of the showcase you will also need to complete and submit a short reflection form with your next steps.
Who is the showcase for?
Heads/Senior Leaders to accompany Reception/KS1 teachers with an interest in improving the teaching of Systematic Synthetic Phonics, practising phonics through decodable books and implementing the teaching of phonics into reading sessions.
Places are limited to two participants per school and some schools will be able to apply for funding of a maximum of £160 per school if they meet certain criteria-accessed through the self-referral data (N.B. this cannot be claimed if the school has previously claimed showcase money on previous years).
Following this showcase teachers will be able to access medium support workshops for free.
Further free support is also offered if schools meet certain criteria including audits, intensive partner school support and funding for resources and training.
Remember to state:
Please also complete the self-referral form below so that the Ilsham DfE National English Hub can prioritise support amongst schools where there are more applications than can be accommodated.
It is pleasing to report that our Year 1 delivery plan as a Teaching School Hub (TSH)exceeded many of the objectives set by the Department for Education (DfE), despite the fact that Covid-19 had a significant impact on the Teaching School Hub delivery.
For Year 2, the DfE have adjusted the TSH programme so that it will align with the roll-out of the TSH national programme in September 2021. The most significant change is a stronger focus on teacher recruitment and retention and a reduced role for TSHs in school-to-school support delivery.
We can confirm that our draft plan submitted to the DfE focuses on the following areas:
It's set to be anther exciting year for TSSW and we are ready to rise to the challenges and to provide the best service to our schools.