Monthly Archive: June 2015

The St Helens Teaching Schools Newly Qualified Teacher Programme

Here are the details of St Helens TSA NQT offer 2015-16. We have successfully delivered an NQT programme since 2013-14 and all training has been arranged in response to the overwhelmingly positive feedback received. As a result of building on effective practice and sharing this more widely we have extended our offer for 2015-16 to RQTs and have created a St Helens TSA NQT EYFS offer 2015-16

We are working with Liverpool Hope University to provide accreditation at Masters Level. Liverpool Hope Masters Sessions are FREE of Charge for all NQTs accessing the full programme.

Schools that have signed the alliance partnership agreement will receive 1 free place.

Total cost of attendance at all sessions (full programme 20 sessions excluding HOPE Masters sessions) would usually cost £1,200 (£60 per session) if booked as a programme/block then you will receive it for £600.00.

Cost per individual session = £60.00

Schools Direct students that have been trained via the St Mary and St Thomas CE Teaching Schools Alliance or Ex Terra Lucem Alliance (Bleak Hill Primary School) and have been successful in securing an NQT post within St Helens will receive this NQT training offer free of Charge.

A FREE full day’s conference will be provided for all NQTs/RQTs; including EYFS NQTs/RQTs on: Wednesday 4th November, 9-3.30pm at The World of Glass, St Helens 2015- Entitled: Making the most of your 1st Year! Further details to follow including venue/timings.

All sessions can be booked by completing the attached booking form and returning it via email directly to: Sarah Makin (TSA Admin) –

All trainers that deliver the sessions are either specialists in their field, senior leaders or expert practitioners.

For any further queries about any of the training sessions or if you are interested in becoming an alliance member and qualifying for any future discounts please don’t hesitate in contacting Lisa Bradshaw, Director of St Helens Teaching Schools Alliance and North West Maths Hub 01744 678010/01744 678190

St Helens TSA NQT offer 2015-16

St Helens TSA NQT EYFS offer 2015-16

The St Helens Teaching Schools Governors Training Programme

Here are details of  The St Helens Teaching Schools Governors Training Programme this is being delivered in association with the RMA Governor support service.

All training has been arranged in response to the feedback received during the recent Head Teacher audits.  An overwhelming amount of leaders requested specific Governors training sessions. In response to requests we have put together the training package attached this includes sessions on:

  • Understanding the Teaching School initiative and how schools can benefit
  • OFSTED: Being inspection ready
  • Governor induction
  • Effective clerking
  • Safer recruitment
  • Safeguarding
  • Knowing your school through data
  • Self-evaluation and Governor Mark
  • A Governors role in monitoring
  • Effective Governance
  • Understanding pupil premium

Please pass on to the relevant Governors as you see fit.

Cost of training sessions:

  • Twilight (2 hours 30 min session): £50.00(+VAT); This includes: Tea/coffee/biscuits and all course materials.
  • Full Day: £100.00 (+VAT); This includes: Tea/coffee/biscuits/light lunch and all course materials.

If you are not a member and are interested in finding out more then please contact: Sarah Makin (TSA administrator) or Lisa Bradshaw (Director of the St Helens TSA and National Maths Hub NW3).

If you wish to book on any of the following sessions please email: Sarah Makin (Senior Administrator): or call: 01744 678010/01744 678190/07803202177.

For additional information regarding any of the training offers don’t hesitate in contacting- Lisa Bradshaw (Director of The St Helens Teaching Schools Alliance): or 01744 678010 / 01744 678190/07803202176.


Governor offer 2015-16

RMA Governor Support – pen portraits of Trainers