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.

Latest news

Spring term event feedback

This term we have evaluations from training sessions delivered through the Teaching School from 230 people across Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole & beyond. 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?’, 226 (98%) of them gave the answer 1 or 2.
  • In response to the question ‘Was the event relevant to your CPD needs?’, 218 (95%) gave the answer 1 or 2.
  • In response to the question ‘How would you rate your knowledge prior to the event?’, 88 (38%) gave the response 1 or 2.
  • In response to the question ‘How would you rate your knowledge after the event?’, 223 (97%) gave the response 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

School Talks – Speech & Language

This session is aimed at teachers, teaching assistants and SENCOs  working with children at a secondary school level.

Secondary School

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Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants (MITA)

The purpose of this session is to draw on research about effective use of TAs carried out by the Education Endowment Fund and to enable schools to make the most of this valuable

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Current Programmes


School Direct – Train in Bournemouth to be a Primary Teacher

Looking towards a career in teaching?     Get in touch now!

Train to teach here! Applications for 2019 open on UCAS.

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Enhancing Teaching – CPLD for Schools 2019

SSAT’s (The Schools’, Students’ and Teachers’ Network) Enhancing Teaching Programme (ETP) will provide your teachers with a deeper understanding of teaching and learning, developing  consistently outstanding practitioners for your school.

Enhancing Teaching sessions 2019

Autism Education Trust (AET) Training for Schools & Early Years

Professional Development Opportunities for Staff

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AET for Early Years Read more…

School to School Support

How can we help you and your staff? Read more…


Removing Barriers – EAL

This practical workshop will focus on EAL and provide the opportunity to develop skills and share good practice. The emphasis will be on practical classroom strategies for staff to support the learning needs of pupils.

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Governance Training

Special Educational Needs
and Disabilities

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.

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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 and Primary English.

To book a place on any of our Networks, please visit the Bournemouth CPD website