The Maths SLE School Improvement Support Programme

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2019/20 – Information and Application Form

This project aims to support mathematics SLEs in developing their approaches to mathematics school improvement work including drawing on the expertise of, and aligning more with approaches used in, the Maths Hubs Programme. It will provide a regional support programme for participants through three workshops and an online community.

The programme

The programme involves three face-to-face days, independent study and school-based work. It is designed for colleagues who are experienced SLEs or are new to the role. Throughout the three days, participants will engage in specific sessions to develop:

  • skills in driving the improvement in mathematics, including developing the capacity of school leadership of mathematics
  • knowledge and understanding of the challenges and barriers to school improvement in mathematics and how to tackle them
  • knowledge and understanding of effective teaching of mathematics including teaching for mastery.

The programme will run in four locations: North (Manchester), Midlands (Birmingham), South (London) and South-West (Bristol). The South (London) cohort is now full so applications will not be accepted for this. Applicants will need to attend all three dates in their chosen cohort.

For further details on how to apply please click here.

Leadership and Management in the Special Sector Training

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We are very excited to announce the re-launch of the very popular Leadership & Management Course.  Please click here for further details.

The course has been reviewed and new elements added following feedback from delegates over the last few years. 

Course facilitators and speakers are current practising Headteachers and extremely passionate about developing effective leaders within SEND.

We are also excited to announce that there will be an online blog for delegates to share ideas, ask questions and get involved in current debate and discussions. The online blog will be facilitated by the course leaders. 

There will be the opportunity to shadow on Day 5 a Senior Leader in another special school focussing on comparison of Leadership Skills and Styles.

We are looking to hold 2 courses during the next academic year, one based in Bridgwater and one based in Swindon. 

Places are limited and so to secure your place, make sure you book your place now!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Issy Johnson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07702 257154).


System Leader Event Resources

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Dear Colleagues

Thank you to all those that attended our System Leader Event yesterday.  We hope you found it useful in preparing you for this year's School Improvement Offer.  

You can find all the resources from our event here Documents included are:

  • Event Slide Deck
  • NLE Guidance document
  • NLE RAF completion handout
  • NLE RAF Form
  • NLE dynamic system handouts
  • Ofsted notebook
  • EEF handouts (x5)
  • Governance handouts
  • SRM briefing 
  • CPLD Offer
  • Teacher Vacancies slide and handout
  • Workload reduction handout

Please remember if you haven't already done so to complete our online event feedback survey Feedback from our events plays an important part in shaping future events so if you could spare 5 minutes to complete the survey it would be very much appreciated.

Leora Cruddas would also like to offer places at her CST Inaugural Annual Conference 2020 with an early bird discount for any TSC SW colleagues who want to sign up.  The early bird discount will be available to the end of this week.  Please use the code TSC SW when booking. The link to the event is

Kind regards

On behalf of TSC South West

Opportunity to support the training and delivery of the Engagement Model: Expression of Interest

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We are looking for 10 Teaching Schools with a strong track record of supporting pupils with SEND to support with the recruitment of ‘Engagement Model - Lead Trainers’ and the delivery of accompanying training to enable dissemination.

The Teaching Schools will be geographically based to cover the 8 RSC regions.  The South West region and East Midlands and The Humber region will have 2 Teaching Schools to enable wider coverage.

The Teaching Schools that we recruit will be expected to work with the Project Lead to arrange a training venue and recruit experienced Leaders of SEND to become ‘Engagement Model – Lead Trainers’. Funding will be available to support venue costs.

The trained Lead Trainers will then be supported to deliver the training to their local SEND Schools, mainstream schools and other professionals. Funding will be available to support this training including venue costs, materials and £350 to cover the facilitators costs.

The benefit of being engaged at this early stage is to receive the Engagement Model Training first hand and to be in a good position to further support your local SEND schools and provisions when the Engagement Model becomes statutory in 2020/21.

Please click here for further information or contact Alison (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Please note the closing date for the EOI is the 4th October 2019.