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 the Autumn term 2019/20, we have evaluations from training sessions delivered through the Teaching School from 599 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

In response to the question ‘How would you rate your knowledge before the event?’, 348 (58%) of them gave the answer 1 or 2.

In response to the question ‘How would you rate your knowledge after the event?’, 550 (92%) of them gave the answer 1 or 2.

Testimonials from Autumn term training

  •  “Memorable training enabling me to reflect on my teaching and relationships with the pupils.”
  • “I found the day really inspiring.”
  • “You have given me the confidence I needed to ask the right questions.”
  • “Great course – all makes sense now, can’t wait to get going.”

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

SEN Leadership Network

For all School and Academy Leaders of SEND

These twice 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.

Leadership flyer annual 19-20

Newsletter – Autumn 2019

Take a look at our most recent Newsletter.  Lots of things going on at LTSA and professional development opportunities in our Professional Development Centre.

Newsletter Autumn 2019

Governor Events

Governor Network – funded by LTSA

For all involved in School and Academy governance

Governor network 19-20

Governor Safeguarding

An introductory session open to all school and academy governors and trustees.

Safeguarding Governor Jan. 20

Effective Challenge and Support – Governor Training

This session is designed for Governors and Trustees who would like to improve their ability to support and challenge senior school and academy leaders.

Support and Challenge Mar 20

Get it right for SEN, get it right for all

We are excited to announce this event, a practical workshop,  being led by Neil Mackay from Action Dyslexia. Places are booking fast.

Get it right for SEN , get it right for all

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 2020 are now open 

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School to School Support

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Please click the link to find out more about our 2020 NPQML programme

NPQML flyer 2020

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

AET  Early Years 2019 – 2020

AET 2020 flyer schools Spring term

Attention Autism

Two full day sessions focusing on the practical aspects of intervention, working in a team and offering an irresistible invitation to learn.

Attention Autism Oct. 20

Every School Leader a Leader of SEND

Two afternoon sessions to support school leaders to further develop their understanding of the strategic leadership of SEN.

Every School Leader a Leader of SEND

Enhance your Teaching programme

A series of 6 different workshops, all independent of each other.

Our ‘Enhance Your Teaching’ Programme will enable your teachers to develop a deeper
understanding of teaching and learning.

All modules are centred on the core themes of collaboration, growth mindsets and the importance of changing habits in both
teachers and learners.

This training is suitable for teachers and HLTAs.

Enhance Your Teaching Flyer 2019 – 20

Primary Maths networks – held termly

A forum for Mathematics subject leaders and other teachers with an interest in the subject. This is a termly meeting for schools and academies to encourage and facilitate the sharing of good practice between schools. A great opportunity to get updates on developments in the teaching of Mathematics, to share ideas and information – all to help improve pedagogy and children’s learning in all aspects of the subject.

Maths flyer annual 19-20.


Led by Jo King , Registered Signalong tutor

Accredited training – 3 sessions

Signalong Summer term 2020

Removing Barriers workshops

We have a number of removing barriers workshops. Down Syndrome, Dyscalculia, Sensory Differences, 5 Point Scale, Practical Primary Maths. Please click on the individual links for more information.

Removing Barriers – Dyscalculia 202

Removing Barriers – Down syndrome

Removing Barriers – Primary maths March 20

Removing Barriers – 5 point scale flyer May 2020

Removing Barriers – Sensory Differences 10.6.20

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