Ambition Institute is partnering with Teaching Schools South West to deliver Curriculum Specialists, an evidence-informed programme helping middle leaders to improve pupil outcomes through quality teaching. It will support them to create an ambitious curriculum across their subject or specialist area and make sure it’s successfully implemented, monitored and measured.
This programme is designed to develop the knowledge and associated skills that, through research, we have identified as being central to middle leaders responsible for subject curriculum. With this knowledge, participants will develop the expertise to meaningfully tackle the challenges they commonly face in their role. It will support them to create an ambitious curriculum across their subject or specialist area and make sure it’s successfully implemented, monitored and measured.
The programme is for middle leaders responsible for curriculum design in a subject area or department. To register please complete the form below.
Teach First, in partnership with TSSW, is offering all Secondary NQTs the opportunity to take up the Teach First ‘Early Career Framework’ Programme in 2020-2021.
Premium quality programme: Teach First is a leading national training provider which has developed a premium ECF programme for NQTs and NQT+1 through a team of leading expert national advisers
Blended learning approach: The programme combines self-directed study through a state-of-the-art learning platform, group seminars and instructional coaching with the in-school Mentor; the approach is not reliant on NQTs going off-site, which in the COVID-19 recovery phase will maximise time spent in lessons. \
Builds high impact mentoring: NQT mentor will receive training and support to hone instructional coaching skills. Mentors will have full access to the ECF learning platform, so they can track and support NQT progress.
Free programme with unlimited places: the DfE are rolling out early the ECF in response to COVID 19 to strengthen support for NQTs who would have had a shortened teacher training year. All aspects of training for NQTs and Mentors are free. Cover costs and travel expenses will also be significantly reduced.
Combining strong local expertise: TSSW will play a key partnership role in delivery, building on the excellent TSSW ECF programme delivered by John Stanier this year. Early career leads from TSSW will be trained to deliver aspects of the Teach First programme, including the webinars for NQTs and Mentors and as well as Mentor Group Sessions. This enables us to combine strong local expertise with a premium national programme.
- Further information about the programme can be found:
To book a place for a free place for an NQT for 2020-2021:
- Have to hand NQT details (including their new school email address if possible) and Mentor details
- Complete booking by Friday 10thJuly 2020
Devon Teaching School and Ambition Institute have formed a partnership to provide all the benefits of the Early Career Framework online training together with the DTSP’s outstanding personalised face-to-face NQT programme.
Ambition Institute are one of the four DfE licensed pilot organisations delivering the Early Career Framework. Due to the particular needs of this cohort of NQTs the DfE have agreed to widen the pilot to work with other delivery partners. This means that this programme will receive the full first year of the ECF programme which is fully funded by the DfE. DTSP will provide seven face to face sessions across the year to extend and develop this programme. This will include peer and school visits to observe high quality teaching and learning to help mitigate their missed final Teaching Practice and complement their in school support. NQTs will still be fully qualified at the end of their first year. There will then be an option to continue on into the second year of ECF.
-Experienced, nationally recognised Course Leader
-Comprehensive one year ECF programme supported by high quality research into practice from Ambition
-Committed, supportive cohorts of 15-20 NQTs, grouped together locally
-Experienced Senior Leaders /SLEs delivering key subject sessions
-Sessions personalised and adapted to the needs of NQTs
-Ongoing sessions focusing on themes that develop classroom effective classroom practice
-Opportunities to explore quality teaching and learning through visiting a partner school
-Coaching Training for Mentors
Cost: Ambition ECF element of programme fully funded; DTSP face to face £275. Total: £275 (£250 partner schools)
Trinity Primary School, Exeter
Woodlands Park School, Ivybridge
Roundswell Primary, Barnstaple
Further details of the programme, including course outline and key features, can be found on our website http://dpscitt.ac.uk/377/nqt-course-202021
Ahead of the launch of next year's implementation of Early Careers Framework, ECTSW have established a successful programme of RQT hubs for teachers in early stages of their teaching career. ECTSW aims to support RQTs in the further development of their teaching practice and retain the very best practitioners within our profession. This course has been specifically designed to support both new RQTs who have experienced disruption in their NQT year due to COVID-19 and more experienced RQTs looking to take the next steps in their career.
Hub workshop 1 : Professional behaviours
Hub workshop 2 : Ensuring good progress
Hub workshop 3 : Meeting pupil's needs
Hub workshop 4 : Behaviour for learning