Welcome to Linwood Teaching School Alliance
We have managed to rearrange most of our training to a virtual platform. Feedback so far has been great.
We are so pleased to be able to continue our training, albeit slightly different to what we are used to. Fingers crossed we can get back to face to face training in the not too distant future.
Evaluations: Continuing Professional and Leadership Development
During the Spring term 2020, we delivered 32 training events, which included central events and whole school training. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and subsequent lockdown, 30 further central training events were cancelled alongside many more whole school training events
We have evaluations from training sessions delivered through the Teaching School from 692 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 ‘How would you rate your knowledge before the event?’, 54% of them gave the answer 1 or 2.
In response to the question ‘How would you rate your knowledge after the event?’, 92% of them gave the answer 1 or 2.
Testimonials from Spring term training
- “A good balance of talk, discussion, activities and videos”
- “Thank you for your time, it has really made me think about the impact I have on the children in my care”
- “Great to share practice, receive updates and gain more resources”
- “Thank you, it was so good to receive training which is so practical and can be used straight away”
- “Enjoyable, entertaining and helpful session, delivered in an engaging way”
- “Fun and engaging, the trainer used a variety of teaching strategies to help our understanding”
- “Event leaders were very knowledgeable and presented the information superbly”
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.
Head Teacher network
Following on from a successful new Head Teacher network in October, we plan on holding these virtually on a termly basis. Next one will be on 2nd February 1.30-3pm.
Are you a new SENCo?
We are pleased to announce we are running our “Grow your own SENCo” course again this year. The session will consist of two dates, one in the Autumn term and one in the Spring term. Details as follows ;
SEN Leadership Network – 11.2.21 Please book via workforcedevelopment – No charge to attend
For all School and Academy Leaders of SEND
These termly networks provide an opportunity for SENCos and other senior leaders from mainstream and special schools and colleges with responsibilities for vulnerable learners to meet, share ideas and hear the latest local, regional and national information and statutory requirements. There will be a focus on provision and outcomes for learners with special educational needs, disabilities and other vulnerabilities.
School to School Support
How can we help you and your staff? Read more…
The Engagement Model
The DFE Engagement Model replaces P Scales 1 to 4 and becomes statutory from September 2021. We will be hosting virtual training on The Engagement Model during the Spring term. Attendance at both sessions within the event is essential. Please see details below and book onto one of the links.
The National Award for SEN Coordination is a DfE approved post-graduate qualification for
teachers in the role of SENCO. Please click below to read more;-
Autism Education Trust (AET) Training for Early Years settings and Schools – Professional Development Opportunities for Staff
We can offer AET Training as a whole school, or at our central events. If you wish to arrange Tier 1 whole staff training (90 minutes) or Tier 2 whole staff training (all day), at your school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
We are hosting a Signalong course on 14th, 21st and 28th January. Available to book now using the link on the attached flyer.
Primary Maths network – 3rd February 2021
Guest speaker Katie Crozier – www.learnwithnumberlink.co.uk
Katie Crozier has been teaching for over twenty years. She has
recently been trained by the NCETM to become a Mastery Specialist Teacher and works with the Cambridge Maths Hub to support schools in developing a teaching for mastery approach in maths. She was also part of the team that wrote the NCETM professional development materials for multiplication and division.
Other Maths related courses running;
Maximising the Practice of Teaching Assistants
Research indicates that quality feedback on learning and the development of metacognition skills can boost pupil attainment. This Improving pupil independence course provides TAs with the skills to scaffold learning and help pupils become confident, independent learners.
Based on the acclaimed book, The TA’s Guide to Effective Interaction, this course introduces TAs to the scaffolding framework, and provides practical strategies and reflective activities. The course is suitable for teaching assistants, learning support assistants and other classroom support staff who support learning in all settings and at all stages.
This MPTA programme includes a 1½ hour pre-recorded training for teachers, MPTA: What teachers need to know.
This 90 minute session provides teachers and leaders with essential information on how to plan for and deploy TAs in the classroom and ensure they can make full use of TAs’ new MPTA skills.
We are delighted to be working with the team at maximisingtas.co.uk
Removing Barriers workshops
We are pleased to facilitate the following workshops; The Dyslexia friendly classroom, Down Syndrome awareness, The 5 Point Scale, Sensory Differences, Supporting SEN students with Maths, Dyscalculia, Fine Motor Skills and Visual Perception.
Mission Statement: “We aim to provide a centre of excellence in which individuals are valued and encouraged to give of their best.”