TOR: Strategy Group

Proposed for September 2019

TSA meetings will be conducted along the vision as outlined on our website.

TSA Heads and/or Worcestershire based NLEs – Invited to table:
• TSA Heads / NLE (one seat for each Alliance)
• Babcock Representatives
• WM Teaching School Co-ordinator
• Ofsted (invited if applicable)
• University of Worcester

Meeting focused upon the following areas

• School Improvement Offer and School to School Support
Updates: CPD, ITT, R&D, briefing from the sub-regional board

Three meetings per year, held at schools in Worcestershire. Chairman to be nominated from within the group on a yearly basis. Whoever chairs the group, the Deputy Head/Teaching School Co-ordinator/SLT Link of the same school will chair any operations meetings.

The Lead TS Co-ordinators’ meeting will focus upon two core issues: ITT and CPD.

Professional etiquette will be observed in relation to transparency, confidentiality and sensitivity.

Chair will take on responsibility for overseeing the TSA website and provide administrative support to deal with the minutes. A small contribution may be suggested, in agreement with other schools, to support this. Suggested figure for 2017/18 £100 per year per school.

Schools within the Herefordshire and Worcestershire TS Alliance may be involved in working with schools outside these counties.  We will have an inclusive approach to schools and encourage reciprocal arrangements outside of Worcestershire

To oversee the workings of the Steering and Operations Groups.

To include oversight for NPQ programme.

The Strategic Improvement Fund will be administered through the TSA and collaborative bids will be made.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Heads may delegate bids to a third party, eg Babcock for Worcestershire.

Upcoming CPD

9:15 am Intervention in a Mastery Enviro...
Intervention in a Mastery Enviro...
Nov 27 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm
Develop an understanding of the key mathematical areas that every child must develop Review different intervention models consider the difference between ‘keep up’ and ‘catch up’ intervention
10:00 am How to Write Social Stories
How to Write Social Stories
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
This course will introduce the use of stories to address social understanding difficulties encountered by people on the autism spectrum. Participants will look at methods for assessing the issues that need to be addressed, and

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6:30 pm SEND Governance
SEND Governance
Jan 8 @ 6:30 pm – Jan 16 @ 11:00 am
A SEND governor is required to: ·Understand the legislation governing SEND in schools ·Understand the role of the SENCO ·Understand their role and responsibilities within the process This training will guide you to the correct

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3:00 pm Early Years Leader Network Meeti...
Early Years Leader Network Meeti...
Jan 16 @ 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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4:00 pm Dyscalculia
Jan 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:50 pm
This session will help you to: Understand what Dyscalculia is and how it impacts on children’s mathematic experiences. Recognise possible indicators of dyscalculia Develop a bank of strategies and tools that can help children with

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5:30 pm Reading Teachers’ Book Club
Reading Teachers’ Book Club
Jan 22 @ 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 Talk for Writing : Introduction ...
Talk for Writing : Introduction ...
Jan 27 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Talk for Writing, developed by Pie Corbett supported by Julia Strong and the Talk for Writing team, is powerful because it is based on the principles of how people learn. The movement from imitation to innovation to independent application can be adapted

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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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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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4:00 pm Mathematical Learning Difficulties
Mathematical Learning Difficulties
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This session will help you to:   Understand the different types of mathematical learning difficulties and how they impact on children’s mathematical experiences. Develop a bank of strategies and tools that can help children succeed

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