NQT/RQT & Ofsted Training at Pickwick Learning TSA

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Pickwich Learning Teaching School Alliance currently have places remaining on their NQT / RQT programme taking place in both Sailsbury and Corsham.  Further details for each event can be found here: Salisbury and Corsham.

Also, please find attached information regarding their training workshop ‘The Role of Leaders in the New Ofsted Inspection Framework’ run by Catherine Leahy.

For more information and to book a place please contact Amelia Beard (Teaching Schools Administrator)
t: 01249 712387 e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. w: www.pltsa.co.uk

Or visit the CPD Portal: https://www.subregionb.cpdportal-sw.org/index.php/events-by-provider/provider/pickwick-teaching-school-alliance

Recruitment of Local Leaders of Governance 19/20

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Local Leaders of Governance are now being recruited to support the work of the NLG network in the South West.  Might you be, or know someone who could support governance in this way?  

To find out more download the flyer

For an application form, please click here and for a reference request, please click here

In case of difficulties with your application, please contact the Project Manager

The Application Process

Part A:  Complete an application form, followed by a telephone conversation with your Regional Governance Lead who will contact you.  Applications and references must be submitted by 13th September 2019.

Part B:  Provide two references, (one from your current school and one from an external source, preferably related to governance).

Part C:  Attend an induction day to ensure on both sides that there is a good fit between the requirements, the team, and the individual.  The next induction day will be held Saturday 28th September between 10am and 3pm. Venue to be advised in due course.

EEF News Alert Issue 70: 1 Sept 2019

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Maths System Leader Offer - Save the date

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Mathematics in schools – What makes for good practice?  

When and where?

3rd December 2019 – full day, venue TBC

25th February 2020 – part day, venue TBC

19th May 2020 – part day, venue TBC

For the people who support schools and teachers in the South West.

If you are supporting leadership, school improvement plans, observing teaching and commenting on learning and progress, this will be an opportunity to really think about and reflect on the many messages about Maths in schools.  You will also have the opportunity to work with Maths specialists to discuss the Maths curriculum and the implications for schools.

Who? – This is open to NLEs, CEOs and anyone working in a school improvement capacity – be that MAT/LA/diocese etc. Headteachers, NLGs and curriculum leaders will also be very welcome.

The four Maths Hubs across the South West have drawn expertise in Maths from a range of organisations.


Day 1  - 3rd December 2019

What are the aims of the National Curriculum?

  • An entitlement for all pupils
  • Deep understanding
  • Reasoning underpinning fluency and problem solving
  • A connected view of the curriculum

What is good teaching of Mathematics?

  • Children thinking and making decisions
  • Multiplicative Reasoning – exploring a key theme in KS3 mathematics.
  • What does it really mean to know your tables?
  • Teachers thinking and decision making.

What messages are schools hearing?

Time to reflect: EIF, 5 big ideas of Mastery – what is it, what is it not, EEF Improving Mathematics in Key Stages 2 and 3.

Day 2 - 25th February 2020

Curriculum design

Exemplification of good practice

  • Further focus on the delegates’ thinking. What should I be looking for? How do I look for it?
  • The role of the senior leader.

Day 3 - 19th May 2020

Supporting schools

What development opportunities are already there?

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Further details of how to book your place and venues will be available in the autumn term.  If you would like to recieve further information when published please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check back to the CPD portal newsfeed regularly.

Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West (RSC SW) Newsletter – July 2019

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