Welcome to Linwood Teaching School Alliance

Kate Tuck
LTSA Director
Kate Tuck LTSA Director

The Linwood Teaching School Alliance is a partnership of schools and other organisations sharing our skills and expertise to improve learning and achievement for every child and young person across Bournemouth and beyond.

Evaluations: Continuing Professional and Leadership Development

During 2018/19, we have evaluations from training sessions delivered through the Teaching School from 679 people across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. They were asked to grade the event they attended from 1 (positive) to 5 (negative) on a number of different aspects.

In response to the question ‘Was the event good use of your time?’, 658 (97%) of them gave the answer 1 or 2.

In response to the question ‘Was the event relevant to your CPLD needs?’, 643 (95%) of them gave the answer 1 or 2.

In response to the question ‘How would you rate your knowledge before the event?’, 336 (49%) of them gave the answer 1 or 2.

In response to the question ‘How would you rate your knowledge after the event?’, 663 (98%) of them gave the answer 1 or 2.

BOOST – Bournemouth Outreach Offer: SEND Together

Linwood School and Tregonwell Academy in partnership

As a service we provide Universal SEND support to schools (Primary and Secondary) and specific support for individual pupils at SEN Support & EHCP Level. We work in a solution-focused way, providing advice and guidance to help pupils achieve their potential.

BOOST Leaflet
BOOST Overview
BOOST Partnership Principles
BOOST Partnership Vision
BOOST Referral Information
BOOST Request Form SEND Support
BOOST Request Form SEND Training

Current Programmes


School Direct – Train in Bournemouth to be a Primary Teacher

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Train to teach here! Applications for 2020 are now open 

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School to School Support

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Autism Education Trust (AET) Training for Early Years, Schools and Post 16 – Professional Development Opportunities for Staff

AET Tier 1 EY Jan 20

Post 16 transition Jan 2020

AET for Schools – Autumn 2019

AET  Early Years 2019 – 2020

An introduction to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – Governance training

This session is open to all school and academy governors and trustees. It will provide an opportunity for those attending to develop their knowledge and understanding of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in mainstream and special schools. There will be a focus on roles and responsibilities, policy and practice with support for all members of governing boards to increase their awareness of national and local approaches to improving outcomes for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

SEN GovernanceTraining November 2019

Supporting staff mental health and wellbeing

This session, which is designed for HR teams and school leaders, will provide delegates with the knowledge and-confidence to understand the role of leadership in respect of mental health.


Supporting staff mental health and wellbeing Jan.20

Managing Sensitive Conversations

This session is designed for teachers, HR teams and School /Academy leaders, and will provide delegates with the knowledge and confidence to plan for difficult circumstances and navigate them in a way that will encourage a positive, compliant process and outcome.

Managing Sensitive Conversations Nov.19

Coaching for School Leaders

Two day course led by Mal Krishnasamy.

Coaching flyer 2019

Removing Barriers – 5 Point Scale

Led by Alison Cleobury

The workshop will first look at anxiety and its impact on individuals; the second part will introduce the 5 Point scale in more detail and how to implement it.

5 point scale flyer Dec 2019


Led by Jo King , Registered Signalong tutor

Accredited training – 3 sessions

Signalong March 2020

Mission Statement: “We aim to provide a centre of excellence in which individuals are valued and encouraged to give of their best.”


We offer professional development and networking opportunities for SEND Leadership, Primary Maths, Primary English and Governors.

To book a place on any of our Networks, please visit the BCP Workforce Development website