Welcome to Linwood Teaching School Alliance

Kate Tuck
LTSA Director
Kate Tuck LTSA Director

In light of the current Covid-19 virus and Government guidelines all training and events held by Linwood Teaching School Alliance are cancelled until after the Summer holidays 2020. We hope to rearrange these events as soon as we can, and will be in touch. Stay safe everyone.

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

Are you a new Headteacher?

Following feedback from a Head Teacher induction day, we are hosting a New Head Teacher network meeting.  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.

HT network 1.4.20

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

Governor Events

Governor Network – funded by LTSA

For all involved in School and Academy governance
Governor network 19-20

SEN Governance Training

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. There will be a focus on roles and responsibilities, policy and practice with support for all members of governing boards to increase their awareness of national and local approaches to improving outcomes for children and young  people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
SEN GovernanceTraining June 2020


We are running another PECS training event in June and July.

The evidence based Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech. The PECS Protocol is successfully utilised in learning environments by hundreds of     thousands of professionals worldwide.

PECS 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 2020 are now open 

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 2020.  We are pleased to be holding two funded training events in May.  Details of training listed here;

Somerford event 13th and 20th May

Springwood event 11th and 18th May 

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 September2020

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

Extra Schools Tier 2 date added for June 2020

AET Tier 2 June 20

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

Enhance your Teaching programme

A series of 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.

This training is suitable for teachers and HLTAs.

Effective classroom climate
Formative assessment, formative feedback
Planning for differentiation

Primary Maths network – 12th June 2020

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.

Book your space now.

Maths network 12.6.20

Peic D – Book now for September 2020

The PEIC-D approach revisits early interaction skills such as imitation, turn-taking and interaction. These skills are often poorly developed in children with severe and/or complex learning difficulties, including      autistic spectrum disorders.

Peic D flyer September 2020

Primary English Network – 24th June  2020

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

Removing Barriers workshops

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

Removing Barriers – Dyscalculia 202

Removing Barriers – 5 point scale flyer May 2020

Removing Barriers – Sensory Differences 10.6.20

Selective Mutism June 20

Speech difficulties 2020

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