Welcome to Linwood Teaching School Alliance

Kate Tuck
LTSA Director
Kate Tuck LTSA Director

We are beginning to rearrange our training events that had to be cancelled last academic year.  All of our events will run in line with the current Government guidelines on social distancing / Covid restrictions.  When attending our events, please bring a face covering with you.  You will be asked to provide a contact telephone number on the day you attend an event.  If you experience symptoms of Covid 19 after attending our events, we would ask that you contact us as a matter of urgency.  Thank you.  We look forward to seeing you all very soon.

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.

BOOST Leaflet
BOOST Overview
BOOST Partnership Principles
BOOST Partnership Vision
BOOST Referral Information
BOOST Request Form SEND Training
Form 1. BCP Outreach Application Form

Are you a new Headteacher?

Following feedback from a Head Teacher induction day, we are hosting a New Head Teacher network meeting on 20th October 2020 at the Hamworthy Club, Magna Road, Bournemouth.   A chance for those new to the role or recently appointed to get together to share experiences, ask questions and talk with those who are in a similar position. Please book via bcpworkforcedevelopment.

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 ;

Grow own SENCo flyer 2020

SEN Leadership Network – 22.10.20 – Please book via workforcedevelopment

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.

SEN leadership network flyer 22.10.20

Primary School Talk – Dorset Healthcare SALT service

18th November 2020 –

This training is based on ICAN’s School Talk Training Pack. The aim of the training is to provide primary practitioners with a wider knowledge and understanding of a range of speech,    language and communication needs that they are likely to    experience day-to-day. Book your place by clicking on the link in the attached flyer. Boost funding available for BCP Schools.

Primary School Talk flyer 2020

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 2021 will open in October.

Read more…

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 training on The Engagement Model during the Summer term (2021) – Government restrictions permitting.

SENCO Accredidation

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;-

SENCo Award information January 2020

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 jackiehorne@linwood.bournemouth.sch.uk .


We are hosting a Signalong course on 14th, 21st and 28th January. Available to book now using the link on the attached flyer.

Signalong January 2021

Primary Maths network – date to be confirmed

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.


Speech and Sound Production – Dorset Healthcare SALT service

In this session, participants will learn how speech sounds are made, how children acquire sounds, strategies and therapy activities which can be used in order to help children who have speech difficulties.  Please book using the link on the attached flyer.

Speech and Sound Production

Primary English Network –

Led by Sandy Stockwell from The University of Winchester . Details to follow ..

Removing Barriers workshops

We have, in the past, held a number of Removing Barriers workshops. Down Syndrome awareness, Dyscalculia, Sensory Differences, 5 Point Scale, Practical Primary Maths, Selective Mutis and  Speech and Sound Production. Please keep an eye on our website and social media pages for details of these events, as and when Covid restrictions permit.

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