Your Research Schools Network newsletter: summer term #3

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For the final West Somerset Research School newsletter of the Summer term, please click here.

If you would like to be added to the newsletter distribution list directly, or have any colleagues that would like to sign up, that can be done here.

Cornwall School Governance Training Offer 2019 - 2020

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The Diocese of Truro's education department offers training and support to all involved in school governance in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly - not just those involved in Anglican church schools.

For further information and course details, please click here.

To discuss your training requirements, please contact Bex Couch, Goverenance Development Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01872 274351.

NLE Capacity Survey

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To help the Department and TSC plan delivery of the SI offer for AY 2019/20 the DfE would like all NLEs to complete a short capacity survey.   If you have not already completed the survey, please ensure you have done so by close of play on Friday 5th July.  

If there questions or queries about the NLE capacity survey please email

‘Thank a Teacher of Maths’ on the perfect day - Friday 28th June

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The Regional School’s Commissioning Team South West (RSC SW) and Regional Delivery Division of the DfE South West (RDD South West) are supporting Maths Teaching by joining in with ‘Thank a Teacher of Maths’ on the perfect day - Friday 28th June.

Bobby Seagull is also linking his Radio 4 Maths Challenge to this on 28th June.

We hope to have tweets and even videos from their teams on the day. They can see how it supports the Maths Hubs and are exploring how it may fit in with the recruitment and retention strategy for next year.

It would be great if the Teaching School Network could also support this.

What it is ...
The Perfect Day for Early Years, Primary, Secondary and FE Teacher of Mathematics around the UK to celebrate the amazing job they do day in-day out inspiring the next generation and creating a #YesUCan attitude to maths in the UK. 
A great day to send a short message thanking a teacher of mathematics who has inspired you/your colleagues and/or you have worked with. It could be:

+ A teacher who taught you at school and had a huge impact on you 
+ A teacher who inspires pupils day in day out 
+ A teacher who supports other colleagues
+ A teacher who has been a teacher of maths for more years than they care to remember and it's about time their contribution was acknowledged by the profession
+ Any other reason!!

What it's not ...
+ A competition for the best teacher, department, blogger, resource, book, website, etc.

It's simply a day to share the goodness, champion the work of Teachers of Mathematics across the UK and thank the thousands of unsung heroes in schools and colleges. 

Please see the information and instructions below. is:

#ThankATeacherOfMaths   What it is ... 28th June 2019........The Perfect Day for Early Years, Primary, Secondary and FE Teacher of Mathematics around the UK to celebrate the amazing job they do day in-day out inspiring the next generation and creating a #YesUCan attitude to maths in the UK.

Please share all your celebrations and 'thank yous' via Twitter    @GLOWMaths @MathsTeacherDay 
#ThankATeacherOfMaths #LoveTeachingMaths


TSC South West - System Leader Event - Save the Date

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We are delighted to host Leora Cruddas (Author of the 'Where Next for a Self Improving System' thinkpiece and CEO of CST at our TSC SW System Leader event on 1st October.  There will also be input from Hannah Woodhouse, new RSC and the new SW Regional Director of the Education Endowment Foundation.  The event will finish with a presentation from Julia Steward author of "Sustaining Resilience for Leadership."  Colleagues attending will be provided with a copy of the book. 

This event will also see the launch of the South West 19-20 School Improvement Offer for the region and will require attendance of System Leaders involved in the delivery of the offer, across the sector. 

We look forward to seeing you all there and continuing to build our collective capacity to drive improvement in our region's schools.  A detailed agenda will be sent in September.  The venue of the meeting will be Heathfield Community School, Taunton.