01
Sep
2020

Curriculum Specialists - Create an Ambitious Curriculum

01-09-2020
Curriculum Specialists - Create an Ambitious Curriculum

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.

If you have any queries please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download Flyer 

 

01
Sep
2020

Secondary Early Career Framework for NQT

01-09-2020
Secondary Early Career Framework for NQT

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.

 

The main features of the offer are:
  1. 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 

  2. 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. \

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 

  5. 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.

  6. Further information about the programme can be found:
  • Programme Flyers and PPT: can be downloaded here.
  • There is a recorded webinar you can watch here.

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

Please contact the event provider if you have a question.

01
Sep
2020

One Year Early Careers/NQT Programme

01-09-2020
£275.00
One Year Early Careers/NQT Programme

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.

Key Features:

-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)

Venues: 

Trinity Primary School, Exeter

Woodlands Park School, Ivybridge

Roundswell Primary, Barnstaple

To Book: For further questions or to book contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

01
Sep
2020

RQT CPD 2020-21

01-09-2020
RQT CPD 2020-21

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

£10 per RQT for all schools signed up with NQTSW for Appropriate Body services (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information on signing up to Appropriate Body) all other schools £50 per RQT. there may be a small additional cost for bespoke support. 

 

03
Sep
2020

NQT Programme 2020-2021

03-09-2020 9:00 am
NQT Programme 2020-2021 Now in its seventh successful year, Wimborne, Linwood and Ambitions teaching schools are in collaboration to deliver an NQT programme for 2020/21. The course is carefully tailored to provide supportive, specialised and developmental training led by a range of experienced trainers, SLEs, LLEs and NLEs. There are many bespoke elements of the course, such as career development workshops, which allow individual NQTs to make decisions about the training they receive. The Programme also includes support for NQTs and Mentors. Wimborne Teaching School is an initiative led by two outstanding schools in Wimborne: Allenbourn Middle School and St John's CE First School. If you are interested in our provision and would like further information, please contact Rachel Farrow, Teaching School Administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
15
Sep
2020

Attachment Informed Practice

15-09-2020 1:00 pm
Attachment Informed Practice

Attachment Informed Practice Training

 

 

 

What exactly is Attachment Theory?  What does a child with strong attachment look like?  What are the consequences for school staff who support children with weak attachments and where their relationships with key adults have been fractured?

 

This important training will be split into 3 sessions:

 

Session One :  The Theory of Attachment – to understand the theoretical origins of attachment theory and to briefly introduce the four main attachment styles

 

Session Two:  The Impact of Adversity on Attachment – to highlight the importance of early relationships and brain development

 

Session Three:  Attachment in Schools – to consider the relevance of attachment theory on children’s learning, behaviour and relationships in school and to consider the importance of a secure base and how this is achieved within your organisation.

 

The training via Zoom is delivered by experienced staff from The Mulberry Bush School in Oxfordshire, an Outstanding Special School and Children’s home providing specialist therapeutic care, treatment and education for traumatised children aged 5-13 and their families from across England and Wales.  It is designed for anyone working with children, young people and their parents/carers.

 

The training itself will be delivered in two hour slots, every two weeks between 13:00-15:00 and the dates are:

 

Session One :  Tuesday  15 September 2020

Session Two:   Tuesday 29 September 2020

Session Three: Tuesday 13 October 2020

 

 

Cost £85 for SWALSS members and £100 for non-members (for all 3 sessions in total)

 

Booking:  Complete the booking form attached and send to Issy Johnson, Finance and Events Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

01
Oct
2020

National Professional Qualification in Middle Leadership (NPQML)

01-10-2020
National Professional Qualification in Middle Leadership (NPQML)

Interested in developing your leadership potential?

Our highly personalised programmes will enable you to gain the skills and confidence in leading teams of school staff within a school improvement project of your choice. Aligned to your current school priorities this 18 month programme is designed to support and enhance your role. Starts in October 2020.

The range and quality of our training including face to face, online learning and individual coaching is highly rated: “ Devon Teaching School Partnership DTSP holds a very strong quality rating with a 100% pass rate. Support for participants exceeds expectations, demonstrating exceptional performance, 100% of participants would recommend this programme” Tribal QA report 2020

Throughout the programme Middle Leaders will address and progress in 7 core leadership behaviours: Commitment, Collaboration, Personal Drive, Resilience, Awareness, Integrity and Respect. You will achieve this through an improvement project that you will lead, to improve pupil progress and attainment and team capability.

The programme will begin in the Autumn term and will last 4 terms by which time you will have submitted for assessment a 4,500 word assignment which covers the initiation, implementation and evaluation of the project.

Key Features:

  • Led by experienced school leaders who understand school improvement processes and the key part leadership plays;
  • Inspirational trainers who know how to develop key personal and professional skills;
  • Excellent face to face leadership training days aligned to a core theme of leading and managing a team through change;
  • Three, two-week online courses, and self-supported study by joining a professional online learning community;
  • Two coaching sessions provided within the ML’s school to explore their personal leadership and develop confidence;
  • A programme that seeks to develop the internal motivations and character of Middle Leaders;
  • Development of personal coaching skills through a coaching Triad;
  • 360 diagnostic at start and end of programme;            
  • 8 years’ experience of delivering high quality NPQ programmes.

Application deadline Monday 28th September 2020

For further details, including course outline and facilitators, please visit our website at http://www.dpscitt.ac.uk/417/npqml

01
Oct
2020

National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

01-10-2020
National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

A personalised, inspirational programme for senior leaders with cross-school responsibilities including experienced middle leaders, deputy heads, SENCOs, subject leaders working across MATs and SLEs. We welcome applicants from across Devon and the South West. Starts in October 2020.

The range and quality of our training including face to face, online learning and individual coaching is highly rated: “DTSP holds a very strong quality rating with a 100% pass rate. Support for participants exceeds expectations, demonstrating exceptional performance, 100% of participants would recommend this programme” Tribal QA report 2020

The NPQSL programme is designed to develop the leadership potential of Senior Leaders leading a team across their school. They will be supported to further develop key leadership behaviours: Vision, Collaboration, Personal Drive, Resilience, Interpersonal and Intra-personal Awareness, Integrity and Respect.

They will achieve this through an improvement project that they will work with a team across the school to reduce variation in pupil progress and attainment and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of teaching. The programme will last 4 terms by which time they will have submitted for assessment a 5,000 word assignment which covers the initiation, implementation and evaluation of the project.

Key Features:

  • Led by an experienced Headteacher and the Director of DTSP who understand whole school improvement processes and the key part distributed leadership plays within its success.
  • A personalised programme that endeavours to support Senior Leaders develop their own leadership style and apply their learning within their own context.
  • Inspirational trainers who have developed the key skills of Senior Leaders within their own schools and beyond
  • Excellent face to face leadership training days aligned to a core theme of transformational change
  • School visits: Membership of an Action Learning Set to compare and analyse change in different schools.
  • Two coaching sessions provided within the SL’s school to explore their personal leadership development
  • High quality online research and reading across four modules to challenge thinking and support your project

Application deadline Monday 28th September 2020

For further details, including course outline and facilitators, please visit our website at: http://www.dpscitt.ac.uk/418/npqsl