The original film is 20 mins long and can be viewed on: YouTube – Coastal Erosion in Lyme Regis. However for different audiences we have made an 8 min version and a 5 minute version – the 5 min version is available below.
The Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools’ Alliance have been awarded a grant from the National College for Teaching and Leadership to conduct a Workload Challenge Research Project. The alliance will be looking to compare the collection and use of data by teachers and doctors with the aim of investigating whether some of the principles which underpin the medical profession’s approach can be helpfully applied to schools.
More details about the project and how to get involved will follow shortly but please do contact Laura Webb if you would like to know more.
The Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools’ Alliance annual conference – Learning Uncovered took place on Wednesday 26 April 2017 at Taunton Racecourse.
The event was attended by over 120 Head Teachers and members of their Senior Teams. The feedback from the conference has been excellent with all agreeing that the balance and speakers was perfect and we are looking forward to hosting the 2018 conference next year.
The Jurassic Coast Teaching schools Alliance are delighted to be part of the Future Teaching Scholars Programme, which is an exciting new and challenging route into teaching. It is a six-year, full-time programme which comprises:
three years of undergraduate study
one year in postgraduate employment-based teacher training
two further years employed as a maths or physics teacher
Throughout the programme, Future Teaching Scholars will have access to subject-specific and teacher development opportunities delivered by outstanding teaching schools, the central programme team and invited guests. During the six-year programme you will experience teaching in a wide variety of schools – including some which are more challenging. You will also participate in research projects and be able to access the Future Teaching Scholars network and web portal.
During the last application round, the Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools Alliance interviewed and recruited over 20 new SLEs across a wide range of specialisms. Before the new cohort can be deployed, they will take part in a rigorous training programme.
Training Day 1
Tuesday 20 September 2016
2-5pm The Woodroffe School, Uplyme Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3LX
Training Day 2
Thursday 13 October 2016
2-5pm The Gryphon School, Bristol Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4EQ
For more information on the alliance SLE programme or to find out about future application rounds, contact Nicola Payne or Laura Webb on 01297 442232.
We are delighted to welcome our new Teaching Schools Manager, Laura Webb. Laura will take over from Sarah Parsons in September. She brings a wealth of experience from the University of Exeter and has already spent a great deal of time getting to know how things work and where things are going.
Teaching schools are responsible for the designation, brokering, deploying and quality assuring SLEs. SLEs will be outstanding senior or middle leaders for a minimum of two years and will have a particular area or areas of expertise. SLEs will have a successful track record of school improvement and will be expected to provide school-to-school support within their own and other schools.
have excellent interpersonal skills
be able to work sensitively and collaboratively with others
have a commitment to outreach work
understand what outstanding learning and teaching is
understand what outstanding leadership practice in their own area of specialism(s) looks like
have the ability to help other leaders to achieve it in their own context
SLEs may be commissioned to work in the following areas:
continuing professional development: e.g. INSET, twilights, training days
initial teacher training/NQT year
school-based research and development work
school improvement work
Support may be provided in the form of:
Undertaking learning walks/observations
Leading subject/departmental audits
Coaching and mentoring
One-to-one peer coaching
Facilitated group support/training
Joint action planning
Impact of SLEs:
In their own school:
an excellent form of continuing professional development for senior and middle leaders
enhancing knowledge, skills and abilities to further improve their current role and influence others
supporting schools’ internal succession planning strategies by enabling individuals to demonstrate that they are ready to step up to the next leadership level
further developing skills such as coaching and mentoring to support colleagues in their own school
re-energising and motivating both the SLE and, through dissemination of learning, other staff
opportunity to share outstanding practice with colleagues
learning about how different systems and contexts from the schools they support helps to develop practice back at their own setting.
To schools receiving support:
peer-to-peer support and building leadership capacity delivered in a collaborative way
partnership approach to developing local solutions, taking into account individual schools’ own circumstances
embedding coaching and mentoring approaches that support sustainable change and improvement
engaging with an outstanding expert with leadership skills in a particular field of practice who also understands current challenges, policy, best practice and local needs
ensuring that staff feel empowered and have the skills, knowledge and understanding required to improve practice and in turn outcomes