Welcome to Linwood Training, Support & Advice

Kate Tuck
LTSA Director
Kate Tuck LTSA Director

From September 2021, we will no longer be able to call ourselves Linwood Teaching School Alliance, due to changes in the structure of Teaching Schools.   We will be partners of the local Teaching School Hub which is held by The Quay School. The Hub will co-ordinate provision in these areas; Initial Teacher Training, Early Career Framework, National Professional Qualifications, Appropriate Body and wider CPD.   I am sure that Linwood will continue to play a strong part in future provision.

In preparation for this change, from the 19th April 2021 Linwood Teaching School Alliance will become Linwood Training, Support & Advice, reflecting the ways in which we link with our education community. We will still be able to offer Boost funded CPD to staff within BCP schools . We will keep you updated with future developments.

Evaluations: Continuing Professional and Leadership Development

In May 2021, we asked SENCOs to comment on the quality, delivery and impact the funded training we have offered. Here are some of their responses.

Fantastic! So much on offer and excellent opportunities for staff to train in many areas.

So many useful training opportunities! They are vital to us.

Great variety and always listening to our learning needs.

I have done so many courses this year and they have all been so useful. The organisation and resources being sent out prior to the courses has been amazing. Thank you so much for providing so many different courses.

All the training we’ve had from LTSA has been fantastic – all staff are always really positive when they return 🙂 it’s really great that you ask us regularly for what we need.

This has been outstanding – our staff have really benefitted for these amazing opportunities

This  funded training has gone from strength to strength despite being online. This year a wider range of speakers and subjects and really high quality sessions. Lots to take away and implement. Easy to book and access. Thanks Jackie and Kate.

The funding has been extremely useful in ensuring that all our staff can access a range of professional development opportunities.

An excellent selection of high quality.

Excellent range. Really useful with lots of practical strategies given in presentations. All staff have had the opportunity to benefit from training.

The training is always of high standard. The choice and breadth of training is really good too. Always well organised and great communication. Virtual courses are great  Big thank you to Kate and Jackie for making every happen and being so helpful and welcoming!!

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 – dates for 2021-22 Please book via workforcedevelopment – No charge to attend

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.

Leadership flyer annual 21-22

February 22


Primary Maths network – Led by Claire Morse, Senior Lecturer, University of Winchester and Simon Lennon, Head Teacher, Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School

Maths network 9.11.21

Primary English network –  Led by Sandy Stockwell, Senior Lecturer , University of Winchester

Primary English December 2021

Senior Leader / SENCO session – Led by Lou Peaston, Thornden Special School – reporting on the findings of the EEF report into SEND in Mainstream

SEN session with Lou November 21

 Speech and Sound Production, Stammering, Primary School Talk, Secondary School Talk, Supporting Social Language Difficulties (Primary and Secondary workshops) and Selective Mutism   available to book now – all delivered by the Paediatric Speech and Language Service.

DLD KS2,3,4


Peic D flyer Autumn 2021~

Speech and Sound Production virtual January 2022

Stammering March 2022

Selective Mutism February 22

Talking Mats – 3 sessions, virtual delivery. Attendance at all 3 sessions essential

Talking Mats is a person-centred communication framework that helps children and adults:

  • think about and express their views
    •have more choice and control in their lives
    •be more involved in decisions that affect them

Talking Mats 2022


“Get it right for SEN, get it right for all  ” and “The Memory Lite Classroom”

  Delivered by Neil Mackay from Action Dyslexia Ltd.

We are delighted to be hosting Neil Mackay, once again, to deliver these sessions  which will provide delegates with solution focused approaches to address poor working memory, slow speed of processing, cognitive overload and mismatches between ability and achievement. Both will be delivered virtually and are stand alone courses.

Get it right for SEN , get it right for all virtual November 2021

Memory Lite April 2022

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 2022 open now!

Details of our course can be found by clicking ; https://www.find-postgraduate-teacher-training.service.gov.uk/course/1X3/H411

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School to School Support

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

SENCO Accreditation

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

Enc 6 SENCO flyer

Enc 7 SENCO Award Leaflet

SENCO Induction – Grow your own SENCO 2021-22 programme

Grow own SENCo flyer 2021 pub

Our own SENCO Induction programme suitable for new and future SENCOs in addition to those SENCOs wishing to update their knowledge. The programme consists of one date in the Autumn term and one date in the Spring term.

Autism Education Trust (AET) Training for Early Year, Schools  and Post 16- Professional Development Opportunities for Staff

Making Sense of Autism – November 22

Good Autism Practice January 22

EYFS Making Sense of Autism Jan. 22

AET EY Good Autism Practice March 22

Post 16 events 2021-22

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

Comic Strip Conversations – delivered by Vanessa Clark, Freemantles School, Surrey – June date now added

Comic Strip Conversations were developed by Carol Gray as a method of unpicking social situations and helping young people to decipher the social world. We will look at the theory behind the strategy, how to use Comic Strips and how to imbed them into your classroom practice.

Comic Strip Conversations 9.6.22

Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants – new date added , May 2022.

This half-day session is suitable for Senior and Middle Leaders and  SENCOs. It will provide an overview of the  MITA approach, the seven key areas for effective TA Deployment, and guidance for schools in how they can self-evaluate their practice. The session would give School Leaders an introduction to key themes, research and material from the MITA website and will compliment the Maximising the Practice of Teaching Assistants training.

MITA May 22

Maximising the Practice of Teaching Assistants

Research indicates that quality feedback on learning and the development of metacognition skills can boost pupil attainment. This  Improving pupil independence course provides TAs with the skills to scaffold learning and help pupils become confident, independent learners.

Based on the acclaimed book, The TA’s Guide to Effective Interaction, this course introduces TAs to the  scaffolding framework, and provides practical strategies and reflective activities. The course is suitable for teaching assistants, learning support assistants and other classroom support staff who support learning in all settings and at all stages.

This  MPTA programme  includes a 1½ hour pre-recorded  training for teachers, MPTA: What teachers need to know.

This 90 minute session provides teachers and leaders with essential information on how to plan for and deploy TAs in the classroom and ensure they can make full use of TAs’ new MPTA skills.

We are delighted to be working with the team at maximisingtas.co.uk

MPTA January 2022

Removing Barriers workshops

We are pleased to facilitate the following workshops; The Dyslexia friendly classroom, Down Syndrome awareness, The 5 Point Scale, Sensory Differences, Supporting SEN students with Maths, Dyscalculia, Fine Motor Skills and Visual Perception.

Sensory circuits January 2022

Zones of Regulation – a Linwood case study

Dyscalculia January 2022

Developmental Co-ordination disorder November 2021

Down syndrome.June 2022

Removing Barriers – Sensory Differences 5.5.22

Signalong – Foundation 3 day course

Attendance at all 3 full day sessions is essential.

Signalong Foundation flyer March 2022

Autism and Relationships

2 half day sessions delivered virtually by Senior Leaders at Linwood School.  This course will explore the difficulties and challenges faced by young people when negotiating different types of relationships and the support that adults can give them.

Autism and Relationships Spring 22

Autism in Women and Girls

This Autism in Women & Girls training course has been specifically designed by Autism East Midlands in house training team and looks at raising the awareness of diagnosis of autism for women and girls. This course is suitable for anyone looking to enhance their knowledge and explore areas around diagnosis and support for women and girls. This session will be of particular interest to those who want to learn more about the issues surrounding the diagnosis of and support for women and girls who are on the autism spectrum. Participants will gain an awareness of the autism spectrum condition in women and girls. It will provide participants with key areas of knowledge and understanding whilst exploring important themes such as the diagnosis of women and girls, social skills

Autism in Women and Girls February 22

Mission Statement: “An outward-facing, self-improving, centre of excellence.”


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