On Wednesday 24 April 2013, Mike Collins, representative for the National College for Teaching and Learning, attended the first Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools Alliance Trio Feedback Presentation Evening.

The evening saw two Cross Alliance and three Cross Phase Trio Working Groups give a brief presentation of their work and their findings to an invited audience.

Mike CollinsMike Collins said, “The work described was so striking, without exception, for the thinking and insights those involved were getting about their own practice as well as the learning of students. Brilliant Stuff.”  

Click on the links below to view the reports and presentions given during the Cross Phase and Cross Alliance Feedback Evening

  Trio Feedback Evening - April 2013 (RJV) (936.5 KiB, 927 hits)
  Trio Presentation Thorncombe, Marshwood and Charmouth (534.7 KiB, 1,466 hits)
  Alliance Trio Evaluation Report - Thorncombe, Marshwood and Charmouth (312.1 KiB, 605 hits)
  Marshwood, Charmouth and Woodroffe Trio Presentation (663.9 KiB, 707 hits)
  Marshwood, Charmouth and Woodroffe Report - April 2013 (409.4 KiB, 667 hits)

Videos of each of the presentations were made. Click play to watch footage from the night.






Poster for Alliance Members - May 2013The application round for the third cohort of SLEs is now open. The round will be open between 01 – 22 May 2013. For more information on how to apply visit the DfE website.

Click on the link for a printable leaflet which highlights the key areas required.
  Poster for Alliance Members - May 2013 (248.0 KiB, 388 hits)

For more information on becoming an SLE contact Nicola Payne or Adam Shelley, Assistant Head at The Woodroffe School and JCTSA SLE Lead, on 01297 442232.


The Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools Alliance have been appointed an SEN Lead School by the DfE. As an SEN Lead School. Alliance partner The King’s School are already working with a number of SEN students and will lead the project. We look forward to reporting on this in the near future.

We are delighted to report that the Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools Alliance bid to become a Lead School in the Government’s latest initiative around Cultural Education was successful and we will soon be starting work with The Arts Council to plan a programme of activities.

This is a significant coup for the Alliance as it could result in funding of up to £50k and allow us to develop both a range of cultural activities across our schools and a range of support materials to be distributed nationwide.

We look forward to reporting on this in the near future.

Open Lines Events 2013Created for Teachers By Teachers

Animating the Curriculum, Dave Hasell

Using animation technigques to support learning Afternoon workshop aimed at primary teachers Friday 08 March, 1 – 4pm, East Allington Primary School £50 per delegate

Dyslexia Friendly Classrooms, Ann Atherton

Helping teachers to support students with dyslexia Full day aimed at KS1 and KS2 teachers as well as TAs Tuesday 12 March, 9am – 3pm, Dartmouth Golf and Country Club £98 per delegate

Behaviour Management, Dave Vizard

Practical strategies to use in your classroom Full day aimed at primary and secondary school teachers and TAs Tuesday 30 April 9am – 3pm, Dartmouth Gold and Country Club £98 per delegate

For more information or to book please call Karen Elliott on 01548 521305 or visit www.openlines.org.uk Click on the link for a printable PDF poster.   Open Lines Events 2013 (52.8 KiB, 521 hits)

New SLEsThe Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools Alliance is delighted to announce that the six SLE applicants that were interviewed in November 2012, have been approved and accepted by the National College.

Ed Pawson, The King’s School, Lynn Lake, Neil Vincent and Stuart Ruffle, The Woodroffe School, Matthew Child, Holyrood Academy and Clare Rinaldi, Mrs Ethelston’s Primary School, will all begin their training with the National College in January 2013 ready for deployment in February.

Click here to view all of the Alliance current SLEs and their specialisms. If you would like to contact any of our SLEs from February 2013, please contact Nicola Payne or Adam Shelley on 01297 442232.