We are pleased to confirm that the Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools’ Alliance will have a stand at the Train to Teach Roadshow 2017/2018 being held at the Mercure Exeter Rougemont on Wednesday 24 January 2018 between 4.30-8pm. For more information about how you can come and visit us, please contact Beth Brooke on 01297 442232

The Jurassic Coast Teaching School’s Alliance annual conference – ‘Standing up for the Arts’, will take place on Thursday 26 April 2017 at Taunton Racecourse.

Guest speakers will include:

Natalie Haynes, Writer, broadcaster and comedian
Natalie has presented a number  of features on BBC Radio 4 “Stand up for the Classics”

Geoff Barton, General Secretary of ASCL
Geoff was Headteacher of King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds, a comprehensive school of 1650 students. He is a Founding Fellow of the English Association and writes for a range of newspapers and journals. He has worked with various organisations, including the DfE, on leadership and literacy.

Bradley Simmons, Regional Director, Ofsted
Bradley became Regional Director, South West in January 2014. His previous work at Ofsted focused on school improvement and on policy and frameworks. He was also a senior inspector in Ofsted’s South East region. Before he was appointed as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors, Bradley worked as a Headteacher, then as a local authority school inspector.

The event will once again include six outstanding breakout sessions on excellent, innovative and creative teaching and learning for both primary and secondary colleagues.

These will include:

RSC – Creative approaches to teaching Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet
Hannah Walsh, Bristol Classics Hub
Lego – inspiring interest from literacy to computing
The University of Exeter – the importance of creative writing.

£80 for alliance members
£120 for non-alliance members

Book today or call Nicola Payne on 01297 442232 for more information.

Proposal to offer 5 schools the opportunity to support our funding application to create a series of Documentaries on Coastal Erosion relevant to their local area.

These attachments are teaching materials that Woodroffe’s ex Head of Geography Jim Thomas has produced to support the documentary film made by the 6th formers at Woodroffe School.

  Coastal Management & Regeneration Project Flyer (368.5 KiB, 94 hits)

  Is Erosion Good or Bad for Lyme Regis? (307.7 KiB, 443 hits)

  Lyme Coastal Management (488.5 KiB, 154 hits)

  Possible Sites for Future Filming Projects with Local Schools (295.7 KiB, 92 hits)

  Possible Filming Projects Summary (PowerPoint) (1.0 MiB, 89 hits)

  Possible Filming Projects Summary (180.6 KiB, 44 hits)

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.

If you would like more information about being involved in our project please contact dwood@woodroffe.dorset.sch.uk.

TrioThe 2018/2019 School Direct application round will open on 26 October 2017. The Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools’ Alliance have a number of subjects and Home schools available. Click here for a full list of our training opportunities.

logoThe 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.

Future Teaching Scholars National Conference – 15 and 16 September 2016
  Conference_Programme.pdf (488.4 KiB, 126 hits)




IsobelDo you want to get into Teaching? Why not train locally?

The Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools Alliance (JCTSA) has closed its 2015/2016 application round for fee paying PGCE training opportunities through School Direct .

We will publish subjects and Home schools for the 2016/17 round in September 2015.