Our Vision

Our Vision

The collective purpose of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Teaching School Alliance is to deliver the principles based upon the vision for the National Teaching School programme.

Therefore, we will aim to develop:-

A School-Led Initial Teacher Training programme

A Continuing Professional Development programme, identifying and developing leadership potential

A support structure for other schools

Our mission as an Alliance will be to:-

Secure outcomes that provide value for money with the potential to become self-sustaining

Develop a culture of shared moral purpose, openness, honesty and trust to all Alliance and Partner schools to improve outcomes 

Provide activities which will directly impact upon standards

Focus upon enhancing school-based CPD and leadership development opportunities to impact upon classroom practice and therefore the progress of learners

Develop a self-improving school system

We will aim to achieve this by:-

Playing a greater role in training new entrants to the profession

Leading peer-to-peer professional development and leadership development opportunities

Identifying and developing leadership potential

Providing support for other schools to meet local and regional needs

Designating and brokering Specialist Leaders, Local Leaders and National Leaders in Education Engaging in Research and Development opportunities

Developing networks across the Lead Schools

Upcoming Events

5:00 pm Early Headship Development Progr...
Early Headship Development Progr...
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
For newly appointed head teachers securing the best way forward is not always straightforward.   The University of Worcester School Effectiveness team have created a supportive development programme that will scaffold you to ‘grow’ into the

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3:00 pm Early Years Leader Network Meeti...
Early Years Leader Network Meeti...
Nov 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Meetings will include: The valuable opportunity to network with others, share your experiences and establish ways forward. Opportunity to explore in more depth aspect of teaching and learning related to national and local need. Aspects

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1:00 pm Mathematics Subject Leader Netwo...
Mathematics Subject Leader Netwo...
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Every meeting includes: Aspects of school improvement and national updates related to your subject leadership and management role There is the opportunity to explore in more depth, an aspect of teaching and learning related of

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4:00 pm Word Aware : teaching vocabulary...
Word Aware : teaching vocabulary...
Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Course Dates: 2 Part Course – Wednesday 6th November and Wednesday 27th November 2019   Well-developed vocabulary is required to: Understand concepts in subjects such as maths and science Develop reading comprehension Write expressively Succeed

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5:30 pm Reading Teachers’ Book Club
Reading Teachers’ Book Club
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
To improve your knowledge of children’s books to inspire readers in KS2 to engender a love of reading in your pupils to include more whole novels in your reaching to fire pupils’ imagination, to develop

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9:30 am Mastery in Mathematics
Mastery in Mathematics
Nov 8 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
In attending this course you will: Develop a thorough understanding of the key elements of mastery approaches when applied to the teaching and learning of mathematics review your current practice and identify how you can

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1:00 pm PSHE Subject Leader Network Meet...
PSHE Subject Leader Network Meet...
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
12th November 2019 meeting will focus on Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Tuesday 19th May 2020 – Living in the Wider World strand of the PSHE curriculum Monday 23rd March 2020 – Health and Wellbeing

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1:00 pm English/Literacy Subject Leader ...
English/Literacy Subject Leader ...
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The University of Worcester leads termly network meetings for subject leaders of Literacy/English.   Every meeting includes: The latest updates regarding your role in subject leadership:  these will include up-to-the minute OFSTED messages: national updates

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1:00 pm SENDI Subject Leader Network Mee...
SENDI Subject Leader Network Mee...
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The University of Worcester will be leading new termly network g for subject leaders of SENDI.   Each meeting includes: The latest updates in SENDI legislation and provision An opportunity to network with other teachers

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10:00 am Supporting Pupils with Attachmen...
Supporting Pupils with Attachmen...
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
This course will support schools in identifying and supporting those children who may have had Adverse Childhood Experiences leading to trauma and attachment issues.   Topics covered: What are Adverse Childhood Experiences? What is Trauma?

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