Monthly Archive: November 2018

St Helens TSA Leadership training in association with ECM

Essential training for Headteachers, Senior and Middle Leaders:

Start Date Times Course Leader Course Code Title Venue
20/11/2018 09:00 – 12:00 Gail Maguire OF6 Give a good account of your subject during Inspection Mercure Haydock, St Helens, WA11 9SG ·
20/11/2018 09:00 – 15:00 Peter Cox SEC – SL10 Highly Effective Subject Leadership 1 –  Securing Accurate Self-Evaluation St Helen’s Chamber, St Helens, WA10 1FY
22/11/2018 09:00 – 15:00 Gail Maguire SL14 T2T 1 Coaching and supporting your Middle Leaders Mercure Haydock, St Helens, WA11 9SG ·
04/12/2018 09:00 – 15:00 Gail Maguire SL02 ML School Self-Evaluation – Coaching and Supporting You in Writing Your Outcomes Section – For Middle Leaders Mercure Haydock, St Helens, WA11 9SG ·
04/12/2018 18:00 – 20:00 Gail Maguire GB01 Governor Training: Analyse Your School’s Performance     (ASP and IDSR) – How do you measure up? St Mary & St Thomas’ Primary School, St Helens, WA10 2HS
05/12/2018 09:00 – 15:00 Oliver McPhail A04 Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR) and Analyse your School’s Performance – How do you measure up? Mercure Haydock, St Helens, WA11 9SG ·


Cost of the training:

£150 + VAT for full day training sessions

£75 + VAT for half day and Governor training sessions

To book, please email: or call:

mob: 07736032375

Disadvantaged Pupils – A Systematic Approach to Improving Outcomes – St Helens TSA in association with ECM Training

St Helens TSA in association with ECM would like to offer all St Helens Alliance schools the chance to attend the following training:

Disadvantaged Pupils – A Systematic Approach to Improving Outcomes

To take place on: 6th November 2018, Mercure Haydock, St Helen’s, WA11 9SG
at 9am-3pm.

The cost of the training is: £150 + VAT per delegate

During the course, you will work through a process step by step to ensure that barriers for learning are accurately identified for disadvantaged pupils and funding targeted to ensure impact on pupil outcomes in a primary school.

By the end of the course you will:
·        have used a systematic approach to secure outcomes that should diminish the differences for disadvantaged pupils;
·        evaluated the impact of previous spending against pupil outcomes;
·        considered examples of pupil premium spending that have resulted in improved outcomes for pupils;
·        gained an understanding of what inspectors may consider in terms of pupil premium in an inspection;
·        considered whether your school is meeting the statutory responsibility by reporting pupil premium information on your school’s website; and
·        determined what information should be shared with governors

To book a place please contact:

Helen Caunce, ECM Education School Liaison Manager

TEL: 0844 335 1022

mob: 07736032375

DSBM Re-launch and individual units- St Helens TSA in association with BPN

FAO: School Business Managers/administration staff

The St Helens TSA in association with BPN would like to offer all schools the chance to complete the BPN DSBM L4 qualification. Please see flyers:

BPN_DSBM fullcourse
BPN_DSBM indvunits

This offer includes:

  1. The full blended learning Level 4 DSBM programme (4 units studied over 12 months), suitable for school business managers and aspiring school business managers working in primary, secondary or special schools and academies.
  2. Individual Level 4 DSBM online units in Finance, Procurement and Marketing, each a qualification in their own right, suitable for school business managers who wish to specialise in a particular field, or school business managers who already hold a CSBM or DSBM qualification seeking an update to learn from new content to meet the demands of an ever-changing school system.

Individual Unit offer

  • BPN are now extending our offer to include three individual units that are each linked to level 4 credits, provided by ILM.
  • These units are delivered online; however, they are not studied alone, in isolation. Units are interactive with other participants, online tutors and webinar support to assist along the way. Led by national experts, including the programme manager, Val Andrew, formerly at ASCL, each unit can be studied and assessed over a 6-month period, assessed through school-based tasks and an e-portfolio of evidence.
  • BPN believe these units will appeal to individuals who already hold CSBM or DSBM qualifications that were gained pre-2016, as these units are completely new (marketing and procurement) or significantly updated (finance).
  • BPN believe they will also appeal to individuals who work or wish to work within a specialist area, supporting more than one school.

Blended Learning Offer

  • You will see that BPN are re-launching the full blended Level 4 programme, this time with a 5% discount for members of the Institute for School Business Leaders (with whom BPN are now a ‘Learning Partner’) and also a 5% ‘early bird’ discount for those registering with us before the end of November 2018.
  • This new, updated programme will begin in the spring term, towards the end of February and into early March.

To register with BPN online please go to the following link:

Applicants completing their programme application

will be asked to identify the partner from a drop down list, and then to enter that partner’s ‘partner allocation code’.

The partner allocation code is: STHN-TSA

The partner name is listed as St Helens TSA