Yorkshire Inclusive Teaching School Alliance


Yorkshire Leadership Community
Governor Programme flyer. This is due to start on 4th December

Governor Programme

Who is it for?

The programme is for any Governor working for a school, academy, federation or MAT

Eligibility Criteria

Participants must:

Be a school governor (not necessarily the Chair of Governors) in a primary, secondary, special or other setting

Be prepared to engage with school based enquiries that compliment each of the sessions

Be willing to reflect on their own governance skills and abilities and the skills and abilities of their Governing Board

Be willing to take learning back to their Governing Board in order to inform governance development and improvement for the benefit of their school(s)

2017 -18 Programme Dates

Twilight 1 Introduction, Overview and Accountability Monday 4th December 2017

Twilight 2 Strategic Leadership Thursday 25th January 2018

Twilight 3 People Wednesday 7th March 2018Twilight 4 Structures Thursday 19th April 2018

Twilight 5 Compliance Tuesday 15th May 2018Twilight 6 Evaluation Date to be confirmed

The Old School, Vicars’ Court, Allerton Bywater, WF10 2DJTimes for twilights: 18.00 - 21.00


The full programme is available at a cost of £350 per participant

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How will participants benefit? The programme will:

Ensure that Governing Bodies will be compliant with the new Competencies

Ensure that they are ready for Ofsted

Complement and supplement Local Authority governor training

Provide proof of completion with a certificate at the end of the programme

How to apply

To apply for a place, please complete a YLC Programme Registration Form.

To request a registration form, please visit www.yorksleadership.co.uk. Completed registration forms should be sent to info@yorksleadership.co.uk

About the Yorkshire Leadership Community

The YLC stepped leadership programmes aim to provide a coherent developmental learning experience across all of the levels, which builds on prior knowledge and experience, provides progression in learning, and which is also financially viable for the schools involved.

All programmes in the YLC are underpinned with the following key principles:

A focus on leadership learning that will have a positive impact on the education and outcomes of students in primary, secondary, special or other settings

Effective staff development through the use of action learning and up to date, evidence based research

The use of coaching to support the development of highly effective leadership behaviours

The development of reflective and resilient practitioners, committed to career long learning

The development of practitioners committed to supporting the learning of their colleagues

Significant input from the outstanding school leaders who work across the region

The provision of programmes that are responsive to the needs of the education system and its leaders

Bar Modelling training
Alwoodley Primary School
Tuesday 17th October 2017 1.00pm - 3.00pm

This training has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled
White Rose Maths Hub

We are pleased to be working in collaboration with the White Rose Maths Hub. Please see below for details of their high quality professional development.

We are delighted to be starting work with STEM Learning who offer programmes in conjunction with the National Science Learning Centre in York.  Details of their programmes will be advertised here shortly.


In conjunction with Oxford University Press, we are delighted to be hosting a conference “Building an Outstanding Maths School” led by Mike Askew  on Thursday 12th October 2017. 

We are also pleased to be working in conjunction with Oxford University Press and will be hosting a conference “Building an Outstanding Writing School” led by James Clement on Wednesday 15th November 2017.


Further conferences, from OUP, in the planning stages include “SEND: The new landscape for schools: Where are you on the journey of change.”  Details to follow.

CPD Progression Map
CPD - Lead peer-to-peer professional and leadership development

All the Alliance schools have well developed CPD opportunities for their staff.  The role of the Teaching School is to broker the sharing of best practice and to provide a forum in which future needs and opportunities can be discussed, our CPD coordinators meet regularly.  Curently we are working together to offer the Alliance wide CPD opportunities in Teaching and Learning through the improving and Outstanding Teacher Programme.  

CPD Courses in Teaching and Learning
Developing Teaching Programme (DTP)
Delivered in a welcoming, friendly and supportive environment, the course will develop knowledge, understanding and confidence to deliver consistently high quality lessons across the curriculum.​
The programme provides opportunities for practitioners to build on their experience in the classroom.  Participants further develop their teaching through consideration of key teaching concepts, facilitated discussions, self-reflection, observation of colleagues and guided mentoring.
The programme will enable participants to
  • Understand the key concepts of good teaching practice
  • Understand the effect of developing these concepts on teaching and learning
  • Provide consistency within teaching practice
  • Assess their own teaching practice through self-reflection, audit, disucssions, mentoring and lesson observations.
It consists of five full days over a five week period.
The content will cover the following:
  • Challenge and Engagement
  • Effective Questioning
  • Differentiation
  • Assessment and Progress
Participants will need to be supported by a mentor from their school who should have expertise in teaching and learning.  They will guide and monitor the progress of participants throughout the programme.    They will be required to attend a pre-course mentoring session, and the first and last sessions of the programme.
The programme is targeted at those aiming to secure teaching good lessons consistently.    There are places for 15 participants on each course.  The cost is £550 per participant.

The Excellent Teaching Programme (ETP)

This programme gives good (and outstanding) teachers a set of high level skills and strategies that enable them to consistently deliver outstanding lessons.  It helps them to demonstrate higher level understanding of teaching and improve learning for their pupils, coach colleagues in their own school to raise performance levels as well as create a proactive school culture which the quality of teaching and learning is observed, discussed, challenged and enhanced.  Practice is improved through facilitated practice activities as well as through introducing and consolidating new knowledge and skills.  The programme consists of two full days and eight half days facilitated sessions over a 10 week period.    Potential participants need to have at least three years teaching experience of value added data showing student progress and improving exam results, together with some external recognition (eg Threshold or OFSTED grades) that indicate that they have the ability to become outstanding teachers.  There are places for 15 teachers in each cohort.  The cost is £615 per participant. 

The Outstanding Learning Assistant Programme

This programme is aimed at supporting the progression of Learning Assistants from "Good" to "Outstanding".  It will consist of a number of face to face days.  Participants will have the opportunity to observe and reflect on outstanding practice in a variety of settings, be introduced to the topic of coaching and receive input from lead practitioners on a wide range of topics pertinent to the role.   Those who complete the course will be in a very strong position to further support SEND provision within their school.  There are places for 15 Learning Assistants in each cohort.  the cost is £150 per participant.

If you would like to attend, please book a place by emailing tsadmin@eastsilc.org confirming you would like to attend, let us know as soon as you can so we can make sure we can cater for every attendee.