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

6:30 pm Pupil Premium
Pupil Premium
Feb 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Pupil Premium governance will help you understand: •      your school’s pupil premium grant allocation amount•      what are the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school•      how you’ll spend the pupil premium

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9:15 am Planning and teaching for depth ...
Planning and teaching for depth ...
Feb 25 @ 9:15 am – 3:30 pm
Develop an understanding of how learning can be layered across a sequence to give all children the opportunity to develop depth of understanding how ‘desirable difficulty’ can be built into sequences of learning, rather than

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1:00 pm English/Literacy Subject Leader ...
English/Literacy Subject Leader ...
Feb 26 @ 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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9:00 am Leaping into the Curriculum
Leaping into the Curriculum
Feb 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
A Conference for Early Career Teachers and Partnership colleagues: With the current focus on curriculum within our schools, the University of Worcester is pleased to be able to provide an opportunity for colleagues to be

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1:00 pm Mathematics Subject Leader Netwo...
Mathematics Subject Leader Netwo...
Mar 4 @ 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 Supporting Children with Dysprax...
Supporting Children with Dysprax...
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This event will be held over 2 sessions: Thursday 5th March & Thursday 19th March This informative, interactive and extremely practical training is aimed at busy teaching staff who want to improve their understanding of

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6:30 pm Statutory Assessment and the rol...
Statutory Assessment and the rol...
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This training course will help you to understand: •      The legislation your school must comply with •      How they will do this •      How you as a governor can help •      The information you need

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5:30 pm Reading Teachers’ Book Club
Reading Teachers’ Book Club
Mar 11 @ 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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1:00 pm PSHE Subject Leader Network Meet...
PSHE Subject Leader Network Meet...
Mar 23 @ 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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3:00 pm Early Years Leader Network Meeti...
Early Years Leader Network Meeti...
Mar 23 @ 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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