Plymouth Secondary Leadership Development Programme Event

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We are delighted to invite you to our inaugural event for the Plymouth Leadership Development Programme. This is an exclusive event for Plymouth CEOs, Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, Assistant Headteachers , Trustees and Chairs of Governors and will be an opportunity to hear from a range of inspiring speakers, a chance to network with like-minded-leaders, and give you time away from school to reflect and strategise.

Plymouth Leadership Development Programme - Effective Teaching & Learning

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We are delighted to invite you to our first teaching and learning event, open to all Plymouth teaching colleagues.

The focus of the afternoon will be on creating the right teaching and learning narrative including:

  • strengthening teaching principles,
  • effective DDIs/teacher coaching
  • focused whole school CPD with impact

The Strategic Leadership of SEND in Schools - Save the Date!

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SEND ClassroomPlymouth Council and Whole School SEND are organising two sessions for Headteachers, Governors and school leadership teams on the essential information and actions in leading and governing SEND across a school.

The training will be led by Malcom Reeve, National Leader at Whole School SEND, a National Leader in Education (NLE) and author of the SEND Review Framework for multi-academy trusts and Erica Wolstenholme, National Coordinator at Whole School SEND and SEND consultant.

Every Leader a Leader of SEND and Every Governor a Governor of SEND have been delivered in many areas across England and together with their associated practical tools are influencing both practice and the leadership, management and governance of SEND in schools and academies.

 
Every Leader a Leader of SEND

22nd November 4.00-5.30pm

What it means for every school leader to be a leader of SEND and how leadership of SEND starts at the top of the organisation. A focus on the 6 principles/pillars of SEND leadership in mainstream schools:

  • SEND Code of Practice
  • SEND Identification and having the strategic overview
  • SEND Review Framework 
  • SEND in a Nutshell
  • SEND Development Planning
  • SEND and Ofsted

 

Every Governor a Governor of SEND

7th December 6.00-8.00pm

What it means to be a governor/trustee of SEND, SEND and the law, how responsibilities for SEND lie with all governors and not just the designated SEND governor. It is designed to deepen governor’s understanding of:

  • The SEND Code of Practice
  • The Equality Act and SEND
  • The WSS Governance SEND Review Guide
  • A one-page report providing and overview of SEND for Governors
  • Implications of the Ofsted Framework for Governance of SEND

 

 

 

SWIFT Newsletter : Issue 2 October

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The latest newsletter from SWIFT (South West Institute for Teaching) is now available.

In this issue : ESW Associate & Strategic Leader of Teaching & Research Schools | Education South West Roger Pope CBE reflects on the Government's announcement to extend NPQ scholarships to all schools with 16-19 students.

"That extra funding is good news for hard-pressed school staff development budgets. It is also a clear affirmation of the Government’s belief in the importance of teacher development."

You can also read more about upcoming CPD events and programmes from our various partners - including the new Professional Communities ; as well as an update on our work as Delivery Partner for the Early Career Framework and an introduction to our new sponsors.   

You can read it here

NPQ Scholarship Funding Announcement

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As part of the Government’s long-term education recovery plan, £184 million of new funding for NPQs was announced on 2nd June 2021 to be spent over the course of this parliament.

Today we have announced the criteria for accessing NPQ scholarships.

NPQ in Leading Teacher Development

Full scholarship funding, with no cost to the participant, for the NPQ in Leading Teacher Development is available to all teachers who meet the following criteria:

  • Have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school.

  • Work in a state funded school in England.

NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture

Full scholarship funding, with no cost to the participant, for the NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture is available to all teachers who meet the following criteria:

  • Have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school.

  • Work in a state funded school in England that is within the top 30th percentile in relation to pupils on Pupil Premium as of the end of the previous academic year.

NPQ in Leading Teaching

Full scholarship funding, with no cost to the participant, for the NPQ in Leading Teaching is available to all teachers who meet the following criteria:

• Have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year

group, key stage, or phase.
• Work in a state funded school in England that is within the top 30th percentile in relation

to pupils on Pupil Premium as of the end of the previous academic year.

NPQ in Senior Leadership

Full scholarship funding, with no cost to the participant, for the NPQ in Senior Leadership is available to those who meet the following criteria:

• Are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities.

• Work in a state funded school in England that is within the top 30th percentile in relation to pupils on Pupil Premium as of the end of the previous academic year.

NPQ in Headship

Full scholarship funding, with no cost to the participant, for the NPQ in Headship is available for those who meet the following criteria:

  • Are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.

  • Work in a state funded school in England that is within the top 30th percentile in relation to pupils on Pupil Premium as of the end of the previous academic year.

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• Are a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.

  • Are in the first 2 academic years of headship.

  • Work in a state funded school in England.

NPQ in Executive Leadership

Full scholarship funding, with no cost to the participant, for the NPQ in Executive Leadership is available to those who meet the following criteria:

  • Are, or are aspiring to be, an executive headteacher or have a school trust CEO role with responsibility for leading several schools.

  • Work in a state funded school in England that is within the top 30th percentile in relation to pupils on Pupil Premium as of the end of the previous academic year.

The DfE will shortly publish a list of schools that are within the top 30th percentile in relation to pupils on Pupil Premium as of the end of the academic year to enable people to check their eligibility.

Read More about the next steps for potential applicants