Monthly Archive: June 2016

Conference: ‘Inspirational Leadership’- visible learning

Dear Colleagues,

The St Helens TSA would like to invite all Head Teachers, Senior Leaders and Governors to a one day Leadership Conference:

‘Inspirational Leadership’- visible learning

The conference will be held on: Tuesday 21st June, 8.45-4.00pm at Houghwood Golf Club (please see agenda attached for further details).

Throughout the day key note speeches will be made from a range of high quality, inspirational speakers informing school leaders and Governors about the changing landscape of Education (please see pen portraits attached).

We are so pleased to be able to offer 2 free places to all Alliance members (Head Teacher and Governor recommended) at the Conference as a thank you for your continued support for the St Helens TSA. In order to manage this event we will apply a £50 charge if you do not attend on the day (subject to your place not being cancelled via email to Lisa or Sarah up to 48 hours before the conference). This will cover costs for the venue, guest speakers and the resources. We will not apply this charge if non-attendance is due to OFSTED inspection.

For Head Teachers who are not members of the St Helens TSA the cost of this Conference is £150 for 2 places (Head Teacher and Governor recommended.).

The conference will include: all training materials for each session, all refreshments and lunch.

If you would like to reserve a place at the conference please e-mail: Sarah Makin, TSA Administrator or call 07446 446418/01744 678010

All places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

For any further queries about the Leadership Conference please don’t hesitate in contacting either Sarah or I, we will be happy to help!

We hope to see you all there.

Lisa Bradshaw, Director of the St Helens TSA and National Maths Hub NW3

01744 678010/07446463250

Summer Newsletter

The summer term edition of the TSA Newsletter is now available.


Just to outline some of the key benefits of being part of the St Helens Teaching School Alliance:

  • Attendance at termly alliance members meetings to shape the future of the Teaching Schools work.
  • NQT package discounts.
  • Attendance at termly Mathematics and Literacy subject leader workshops- Free of Charge.
  • 20% off School to School support packages.
  • 25% off CPD opportunities (usually £150 per day or £70 per half day)
  • Free ½ day consultation to formulate a bespoke package of training for your school or a cluster of schools.
  • An opportunity to engage in Research and Development activities of the alliance linked to National priorities including Maths Hub NW 3 events and projects.
  • To be kept abreast of all current initiatives and educational updates via the Teaching Schools mailing list and access to all areas via the St Helens Teaching Schools Website.
  • Schools Direct Student attached to your school*

In addition, all members will receive a FREE place at the annual alliance Leadership conference and Head Teacher/SLT termly briefings.

If you would like to find out more about the work of the alliance or becoming a member please don’t hesitate in contacting:

Lisa Bradshaw (Director of the TSA and NW Maths Hub 3)  | 01744 678010/077446463250

Sarah Makin (TSA Administrator)  | 01744 678010/07446446418

For more information visit our website: or follow us on twitter- @SthelensTSA

Newly Qualified Teacher Programme for 2016-17

Please find here The St Helens Teaching School Newly Qualified Teacher Programme for 2016-17.

We have 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 to RQTs. We are working with Liverpool Hope University to provide accreditation at Masters Level linked to the ‘Aspiring to Lead’ module.

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

Total cost of attendance at all sessions (full programme 20 sessions including HOPE Masters sessions) = £1,200. The full programme 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 School Alliance and have been successful in securing an NQT post within St Helens and/or a partnership school will receive this NQT training offer free of Charge.

A ‘FREE’ full day’s conference will be provided for all NQTs/RQTs on: Tuesday 15th November 2016 at The World of Glass, St Helens.

Entitled: Making the most of your 1st Year! Further details to follow.

All sessions can be booked via email directly to: Sarah Makin (TSA Admin) –  Or call: 01744 678010/07446446418.

Alternatively by contacting: Lisa Bradshaw (Director of the St Helens Teaching School Alliance)

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 me.