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
- 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.
- Challenge and Engagement
- Effective Questioning
- Assessment and Progress
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 email@example.com 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.
Identify and develop leadership potential
We believe that there are two distinct components to good succession planning. One is about developing and sustaining a culture in which talent is celebrated, nurtured and encouraged to seek further challenge and the second is the structured programme of opportunities that is in place to support talent development. This latter aspect includes leadership development opportunities, including formal programmes, the chance to see and understand what the job looks like "one level up", the opportunity to gain further skills, and effective, robust feedback for unsuccessful candidates at interviews.
The following programmes area available in the forthcoming academic year.
The Aspiring Leaders Programme (ALP)
The course will empower participants to make the transition from manager to leader. It will also provide opportunities to meet and share ideas with ambitious, like-minded colleagues from other schools.
The Aspiring Leaders Programme provides opportunities for participants to develop the leadership skills, confidence and knowledge to improve team performance and classroom practice. Participants further develop their understanding of leadership concepts through consideration of key leadership theory, facilitated discussions, self reflection and practical activities.
The programme will enable participants to:
- Identify their leadership skills
- Create an Ethos
- Organise and appraise teaching and learning reviews
- Develop an understanding of financial issues
- Communicate effectively with staff and parent
The content will cover the following:
- Effective leadership styles
- Current issues in Education
- Ensuring value for money
- Working with staff and parents
- Teaching and Learning reviews
If you would like to attend, please book a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.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.
Working with a local licence holder, Carnegie Leaders in Learning, the programme is delivered by trained facilitators from Alliance Schools who are all current practitioners. Follow the link for access to Carnegie Leaders in Learning. http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/carnegieleaders/ We also now work with a second local licence holder to deliver leadership programmes. For more information please email email@example.com or go to their website http://www.yorksleadership.co.uk/overview/
The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders (NPQML)
This National College leadership development programme is aimed at individuals with responsibility for leading a team, including key stage/subject/curriculum leaders, heads of department and pastoral leaders and is designed to support you in becoming a highly effective middle leader, with the skills, confidence and knowledge to drive successful team performance and improved classroom practice. To achieve the qualifications you will need to successfully complete two essential modules and one further elective module. Each module requires up to 50 hours of blended learning. This typically consists of workplace learning, face to face activity, including peer and facilitated learning, reflection and online learning. Further course details are available by following the link: http://www.education.gov.uk/nationalcollege/npqml.htm
The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders (NPQSL)
This National College leadership development programme is aimed at individuals who not only have responsibility for leading a team, but are also involved in leading a range of issues that affect the whole school or organisation. It is aimed at senior leaders, including experienced middle leaders, deputy heads, SENCOs and advanced skills teachers and other senior staff looking for further professional development but not aspiring to headship at this stage in their career. It is designed to support you in becoming a highly effective senior leader with the skills, confidence and knowledge to contribute to the strategic development of your school or organisation as part of the senior leadership team. To achieve the qualification you will need to successfully complete two essential modules and two further elective modules. Each module requires up to 50 hours of blended learning. This typically consists of workplace learning, face to face activity, including peer and facilitated learning, reading, reflection and online learning. Further course details are available by following the link : http://www.education.gov.uk/nationalcollege/npqsl.htm
The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) is the first choice qualification for anyone aspiring to be a Headteacher or Principal. Designed in collaboration with some of the country's leading Headteachers and academics, NPQH will develop talented leaders from all backgrounds who can deliver educational excellence in a self improving system, and high quality outcomes for pupils and students.
Teaching School: Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to attend an event the following charges will apply:
Within 14 days prior to the event
Within 7 days prior to the event
If cancelled on the day or no show
Cancellation more than 14 days prior to the event will be refundable. If you are able to send another colleague in your place, we will transfer the booking to a colleague with no administration charge.