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Monday 28th Jan 2019 | Dartmoor TSA Newsletter
In this issue:

Dear <<First Name>>

Thanks for opening the latest issue of the Dartmoor TSA newsletter. 

We have had a busy start to the autumn term with a Boys in Education Conference, network meetings for EYFS, English and Geography and a Primary workshop on writing. Delegates on our Leading Pupil Premium Programme have been completing PP Reviews of each others' schools; our NQTs have completed 2 sessions of the OLEVI ITP; and delegates on our Outstanding Maths Teacher Programme have completed Day 2 of 3. There are lots of courses and events still to come this term: see the lists below. Thank you to all our course leaders, delegates and schools for supporting the CPLD programme. 

Looking forward to our Members' Forum meeting tomorrow (Tuesday 29th January 1-3pm); we'll share materials in next week's newsletter. Still time to book if you wish to attend - click HERE

Best wishes
Martin Smith | Director of Dartmoor TSA

Updated Directory of System Leaders


Our directory of system leaders has been updated after recruitment rounds in the summer and autumn terms. To see our up-to-date list of primary and secondary NLEs and LLEs please click HERE. We now have 40 SLE and DLEs covering a wide range of curriculum and leadership areas for all phases. Further details are available HERE.

If you are a school interested in accessing system leader support please contact Martin Smith (Director of Dartmoor TSA, email msmith@dartmoortsa.org.uk). 

Using ITT to support Teacher Recruitment 


We know from our members that recruiting high quality teachers is tough. One way we can work with schools to address this is through our School Direct ITT programme. Working with our primary and secondary schools, we recruit high calibre trainee teachers, who after positive placements, can go on to be appointed to teaching positions where vacancies arise. We have 31 trainees currently on placements across the alliance and we are busy recruiting for next year, with 15 trainees already accepting offers with Dartmoor TSA. The simplest and most effective method to get involved is to send a letter to parents. This can trigger multiple inquiries and applications. You can download the template letters for Primary HERE and Secondary HERE. More information about our School Direct programmes is available HERE

Useful Regional and National Updates
 

  • Ofsted's January Inspection Update (Special Edition) focuses on Education Inspection Framework 2019 HERE
  • Ofqual's recent letter re Tiering for GCSE MFL and Combined Science HERE

Primary Courses and Events  


Outstanding Primary Teacher Programme 2019 (Day 1/3) | Information and booking HERE
Tuesday 12th Feb 2019 | 9.30am-3.00pm | Cranbrook Education Campus 

Re-think Reading Twilight Training | Information and booking
HERE
Wednesday 13th Feb 2019 | 4.00pm-6.00pm | Okehampton College

Primary English Subject Briefing and Network Meeting | Information and booking HERE
Thursday 7th March 2019 | 9.30am-3.30pm | Okehampton College

Primary Maths Subject Briefing and Network Meeting | Information and booking HERE
Thursday 14th March 2019 | 9.30am-3.30pm | Okehampton College

Members' Forum 
Tuesday 19th March 2019 | 1.00pm-3.00pm | Okehampton College

Safeguarding Level 3 (Refresher) Training | Information and booking HERE
Wednesday 27th March 2019 | 12.30pm-4.30pm | Okehampton College

Secondary Courses and Events  


Cultural Capital Unit Writing Workshops | Information and booking HERE
Friday 1st Feb 2019 | 1.00pm-5.00pm (lunch from 1.00pm-1.30pm) | Cranbrook Education Campus 

Secondary Maths Subject Network | Information and booking HERE
Thursday 7th Feb 2019 | 12.30pm-4.00pm (lunch from 12.30pm-1.00pm) | Cranbrook Education Campus


Modern Foreign Languages Conference | Information and booking HERE
Friday 8th March 2019 | 9.30am-3.00pm | Okehampton College

Members' Forum
Tuesday 19th March 2019 | 1.00pm-3.00pm | Okehampton College

Safeguarding Level 3 (Refresher) Training | Information and booking HERE
Wednesday 27th March 2019 | 12.30pm-4.30pm | Okehampton College

Message board


Do you have a message, request or notice you would like us to send out to members on your behalf? If so please email msmith@dartmoortsa.org.uk and we'll include it in our next newsletter. 
 

Message from Steve Farmer (Head at Cranbrook Education Campus) Stephen.Farmer@cranbrookeducationcampus.org.uk: 

I am in need of a music teacher for Monday PM (12:30-15:00 for Year 9 BTEC) and Wednesday’s (all day – KS3) for the summer term.

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