TSA News

A round up of the latest news stories from the DfE, National College and other national news outlets along with our own updates.

Reports of the Independent Teacher Workload Review Groups

posted Jun 13, 2016, 2:37 AM by Caroline Dansey   [ updated Jun 13, 2016, 2:38 AM ]

The marking, planning and data management review groups published their reports on 26 March 2016, which included important information for all schools to help reduce workload.

A Teaching Blog is available and includes examples of practice to reduce workload in schools whilst maintaining standards.

Women Leading in Education

posted May 7, 2016, 2:45 AM by Caroline Dansey   [ updated May 7, 2016, 2:46 AM ]

Volunteer to be a leadership coach

*Register your interest in becoming a coach*

If you’re a leader in education and you want to help more women to become leaders, pledge to coach. Coaching has the potential to transform the leadership journey of women teachers.

Coaching has the power to increase confidence, unlock potential and build resilience. It is flexible, bespoke and specific to need.

Our ambition is to have 1,000 pledges so that 1,000 women are supported through coaching. We need you to volunteer your time, expertise and passion to make this happen.

Volunteer to be a Leadership Coach

posted Apr 4, 2016, 1:47 AM by Caroline Dansey   [ updated Apr 4, 2016, 1:48 AM ]

If you’re a leader in education and you want to help more women to become leaders, pledge to coach. Coaching has the potential to transform the leadership journey of women teachers.

Click here for further information.

Teacher Subject Specialism Training Funding

posted Apr 4, 2016, 1:46 AM by Caroline Dansey   [ updated Apr 4, 2016, 1:46 AM ]

As a school, you can apply for funding to develop and deliver teacher subject specialism training.

The purpose of teacher subject specialism training is to improve the subject knowledge of non-specialist and returning teachers. It will increase the number of hours taught by offering school-led teacher subject specialism training opportunities.

Click here for further information.

Primary Schools Sought for Mathematical Reasoning Project

posted Apr 4, 2016, 1:43 AM by Caroline Dansey   [ updated Apr 4, 2016, 1:43 AM ]

Applications are now open for primary schools to participate in a national research project to measure the effectiveness of a programme of teaching for Year 2 children designed to promote children’s quantitative reasoning - understanding the relations between numbers and being able to use them to solve problems.

Click here for further information.

Attracting high quality computing candidates

posted Mar 9, 2016, 4:53 AM by Nicholas Basson   [ updated Mar 10, 2016, 1:56 AM by Caroline Dansey ]

Do you have an ITT computing place for September 2016? Have you considered using the computing scholarship scheme to attract and support high quality applicants? Scholars will benefit from a £25k scholarship and receive additional subject specific support. Find out how your trainee, and your school, can benefit from the computing scholarships programme. You can use the flyers in our marketing toolkit to attract potential candidates.

100 classic books for schools

posted Mar 7, 2016, 1:28 AM by Nicholas Basson   [ updated Mar 7, 2016, 1:29 AM ]

Nick Gibb, Schools Minister, issued a call for action to publishers to ensure more classic literature is being taught in schools. As a result, Penguin is offering secondary schools classroom sets of 30 copies of 100 titles, taken from it's Black Classics range, for a package price of £3,000. All the titles are by authors who died before 1946 and are therefore out of copyright.

The list is intended to broaden the literature which pupils are exposed to and allow them to enjoy stories and authors which might otherwise be beyond their individual reading level.

For further information visit the penguin classics website.

Future Teaching Scholars

posted Feb 5, 2016, 6:48 AM by Google Google   [ updated Feb 5, 2016, 6:51 AM ]

The Future Teaching Scholars programme targets high-quality A-level students with a passion for maths or physics, attracting them to teaching through an extensive support package.

If you've an excellent A-level student taking a maths or physics related degree and considering teaching, they could be eligible to receive a £15,000 grant.

Interested students need to register online and complete an application form. The deadline for applications

Research and development

posted Feb 5, 2016, 6:28 AM by Google Google   [ updated Feb 5, 2016, 6:50 AM ]

Closing the gap: test and learn final report now available

The final report from the 2 year closing the gap: test and learn programme is now available.

Over 200 teaching school alliances worked together to carry out 11 large scale randomised controlled trials involving more than 15,000 pupils across the country.

The report also includes the findings from 50 smaller projects undertaken during the second year of the programme.

School governance training programmes - limited scholarship places left

posted Feb 5, 2016, 6:25 AM by Google Google   [ updated Feb 5, 2016, 6:51 AM ]

The school governance programmes and workshops now have limited places for scholarship funding this financial year. The opportunities address strategic policy themes and develop the skills needed for high quality governing body leaders and clerks in teaching schools.

If you've a governor or clerk at your teaching school who'd like to make the most of the funding available please direct them to our licensees: professional development for governors publication to locate and contact a licencee in their area.

To find out more on development opportunities for governors please contactgovernors.mailbox@education.gsi.gov.uk.

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