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


Summer term event feedback

This term we have evaluations from training sessions delivered through the Teaching School from 397 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?’, 380 (96%) of them gave the answer 1 or 2.
  • In response to the question ‘Was the event relevant to your CPD needs?’, 373 (94%) gave the answer 1 or 2.
  • In response to the question ‘How would you rate your knowledge prior to the event?’, 228 (57%) gave the response 1 or 2.
  • In response to the question ‘How would you rate your knowledge after the event?’, 389 (98%) 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

Governance Training

Special Educational Needs & 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.

Special Education Needs & Disabilities flyer – Nov 2019

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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National Award for SEN Coordination

Linwood Teaching School Alliance is pleased to offer The National Award for SEN Coordination in partnership with Exeter University for schools in Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole.

Sign up now to secure one of the last few places
remaining for September 2019.

SENCO Award flyer 2019

Autism Education Trust (AET) Training for Schools

Professional Development Opportunities for Staff

AET for Schools – Autumn 2019

School to School Support

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

Grow your own SENCo

For SENCos new to the role and those wishing to refresh their skills.

Grow Your Own SENCo flyer 2019

New Headteacher?

Induction programme for new headteachers.

Headteacher Induction flyer 2019

New Governor or Trustee?

Induction programme for new governors and trustees.

Governor Induction flyer 2019

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

Level 1 – two day course

PECS flyer 2019

Coaching for School Leaders

Two day course led by Mal Krishnasamy.

Coaching flyer 2019

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 BCP Workforce Development website