Welcome to Linwood Teaching School Alliance
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 2018/19, we have evaluations from training sessions delivered through the Teaching School from 679 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 ‘Was the event good use of your time?’, 658 (97%) of them gave the answer 1 or 2.
In response to the question ‘Was the event relevant to your CPLD needs?’, 643 (95%) of them gave the answer 1 or 2.
In response to the question ‘How would you rate your knowledge before the event?’, 336 (49%) of them gave the answer 1 or 2.
In response to the question ‘How would you rate your knowledge after the event?’, 663 (98%) of them gave the answer 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.
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.
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.
Governor Network – funded by LTSA
For all involved in School and Academy governance
School to School Support
How can we help you and your staff? Read more…
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.
An introduction to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – 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.
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.
Primary English network
A forum for English subject leaders and other teachers with an interest in the subject led by Sandy Stockwell, University of Winchester. This is a termly meeting for schools and academies and will encourage the sharing of good practice between schools. A great opportunity to get updates on developments in the teaching of English, to share ideas and information – all to help improve pedagogy and children’s learning in Reading and Writing.
Supporting staff mental health and wellbeing
This session, which is designed for HR teams and school leaders, will provide delegates with the knowledge and-confidence to understand the role of leadership in respect of mental health.
Led by Jo King , Registered Signalong tutor
Accredited training – 3 sessions
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
Down Syndrome in the Primary phase
This workshop will focus on teaching and learning of children with Down Syndrome in the Primary Phase. It is an opportunity to develop skills and share good practice. The emphasis will be on practical classroom strategies for staff to support the learning needs of pupils.
There will also be a focus on reading intervention for children with Down Syndrome.
Removing Barriers – The 5-Point Scale
The workshop will first look at anxiety and its impact on individuals; the second part will introduce the 5 Point scale in more detail and how to implement it.
Mission Statement: “We aim to provide a centre of excellence in which individuals are valued and encouraged to give of their best.”