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Monday 3rd June 2019 | Dartmoor TSA Newsletter
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Dear <<First Name>>

Welcome the the latest DTSA Newsletter. We are busy putting in place our programmes for next year. Our aim is to build on previous successes and expand the offer so that more teachers and leaders can have access to high quality, high impact CPLD at great value. We plan to publish our programme for next year by Monday 18th June. Watch this space ....

We know money is tight across the board. More and more of our core programmes are being offered to members free. For example, we are delighted to offer free primary and secondary NQT programmes next year.
Looking back to 2016, our first NQT programme was priced at £550, in 2017 £500 and in 2018 £400. We have been able to bring down course fees through building our membership base and working in partnership we other TSAs. 

Please have a glance at the external Peer Review report (below) which was extremely positive. Have a look too at the many Safeguarding, Primary and Secondary courses available this half term - lots coming up! 

Best wishes

Martin Smith | Director of Dartmoor TSA

External Peer Review highly positive 

Dartmoor TSA's first Peer Review was undertaken on 23rd March 2019 by Dr Stuart Wilson (Headteacher of Marling School, Stroud). Please see the full draft report HEREAlthough there is no national review mechanism for TSAs, the Teaching School Council South West has developed a voluntary model which enables TSAs to access external evaluation of their effectiveness.

The draft report is overwhelming positive and highlights the strong progress we have made as a TSA in the last three years. Here are a few of the quotes that we are proud of:

  • "A strong and shared ethos of cooperation and collaboration defines many of the DTSA activities"
  • "A high level of engagement across the TSA from schools that value the quality and range of the offer"
  • "Robust oversight of ITT programmes with input from University of Exeter"

FREE | Secondary Early Career Programme for NQT & NQT+1

Dartmoor TSA is pleased to be able to launch a FREE new secondary Early Career Programme. This is a comprehensive two-year programme for NQTs and NQTs+1 and follows the new Early Career Framework that was published in March 2019. We anticipate running two cohorts - one during AM sessions, one PM - enabling schools to manage the release or multiple teachers if required. 

View the programme flyer HERE | Book places on the programme HERE

FREE | Primary NQT Programme

We are pleased to be able to offer a superb Primary NQT programme for 2019-2020 which is free to all DTSA members. This programme aims to support NQTs to make an excellent start to their teaching career. It provides practical training, effective support and opportunities for the NQTs to learn from each other. The sessions are designed and delivered by Emma Slaven, a nationally recognised NQT Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) and a Babcock Associate in NQT Support. The programme has had excellent feedback in recent years so we are delighted to be able to offer this to DTSA NQTs. 

View the programme flyer HERE | Book places on the programme HERE

Safeguarding Courses This Half Term  

Level 3 Effective Safeguarding and Child Protection (Initial) | Information and booking HERE
Thursday 27th June 2019 | 9.00-4.00 | Okehampton College 

Safer Recruitment (Initial) | Information and booking HERE
Monday 8th July 2019 | 9.00-4.30 | Okehampton College 

Level 3 Effective Safeguarding and Child Protection (Refresher) | Information and booking HERE
Monday 10th July 2019 | 9.00-3.00 | Okehampton College

NEW | Maximising the Impact of Pupil Premium

Dartmoor TSA is working with all Devon TSAs and the EEF to offer a superb three-day Pupil Premium Programme for next year. We are expecting demand for places to be high and we can only support a limited number of schools to participate in the programme. We are running two cohorts in the Autumn term, one based in Devon and one in Plymouth & Torbay. Primarily the places are for schools in those geographical areas but if a venue or an alternative set of dates are more convenient to you then you are able to book onto that programme.

For further information please see the flyer

Book onto the Devon cohort click HERE | Book onto the Plymouth & Torbay cohort HERE

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK | TSSW Summer Conference | Reshaping Education through Research | 13th June 2019

Dartmoor TSA and its Teaching Schools South West partners (ECTSA and SWTSA) are holding our first Summer Conference: Reshaping Education through Research on 13 June 2019, 9.30-3.00 at Exeter Racecourse. Please find the Conference Flyer with Booking Link HERE. We have a superb line up of Keynote speakers and workshops, including Professor Daniel Muijs – Head of Research at Ofsted, Tom Bennett – Director of researchED, and Professor Becky Allen - who recently chaired the DfE's Teacher Workload Advisory Group. 

We have 160 members booked so far which is fantastic and there is still time to book a place if you are hoping to attend. The event is only £50 to members, which includes three keynotes, two workshops, a marketplace and lunch. 

Primary Courses and Events  

Outstanding SMSC Across the Primary Curriculum | Information and booking HERE
Tuesday 18th June | 1:00pm-4:00pm | Okehampton College

Primary Maths Subject Briefing and Network Meeting (DTSA only) | Information and booking 
Wednesday 19th June 2019 | 9.30am-3.30pm | Okehampton College

Primary PE Network Meeting | Information and booking HERE
Tuesday 25th June  2019 | 1:00pm-4:00pm | Okehampton College

Raising Attainment in Science | Information a
nd booking HERE
Wednesday 26th June | 1:00pm-4:00pm | Okehampton College

Paediatric First Aid Training | Information and booking HERE
Tuesday 2nd July - Wednesday 3rd July 2019 | 9:00pm-3.30pm | Okehampton College

NQT Tutor Training | Information and booking HERE
Wednesday 3rd July 2019 | 1:00pm-4.00pm | West Exe School, Exeter

Paediatric First Aid Training | Information and booking HERE
Wednesday 17th July - Thursday 18th July 2019 | 9:00pm-3.30pm | Marine Academy Primary, Plymouth

Newly Qualified Teacher Programme | Information and booking HERE
Thursday 19th September 2019 | 1.30pm - 4.00pm | West Exe School and Okehampton College

Secondary Courses and Events  

Summer Conference 2019, Reshaping Education through Research | Information and booking HERE
Thursday 13th June 2019 | 9.30am-3.00pm | Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Exeter

Secondary English Network Meeting | Information and booking HERE
Friday 14th June 2019 | 9.30-2.00 | Cranbrook Education Campus 

Secondary Geography Network Meeting | Information and booking HERE
Monday 17th June 2019 | 1.00pm-4.30pm | Okehampton College

Secondary Maths Network Meeting | Information and booking HERE
Tuesday 25th June 2019 | 1.00pm-4.00pm | Cranbrook Education Campus

Outstanding Quality of Education in Maths | Information and booking HERE
Starts Tuesday 25th June 2019 | 1.00pm-4.00pm | Cranbrook Education Campus

Secondary Early Career Programme for NQTs and NQT+1 | Information and booking HERE
Starts September 2019 in various venues across Devon

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