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!
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 HERE. Although 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.
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 HERE Wednesday 19th June 2019 | 9.30am-3.30pm | Okehampton College
Primary PE Network Meeting | Information and bookingHERE Tuesday 25th June 2019 | 1:00pm-4:00pm | Okehampton College
Raising Attainment in Science | Information and 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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