sle-application-smlThe application round for the second cohort of SLEs is open between 07 – 30 September. Click on the image for a printable version.

For more information about the SLE application process or how to apply please contact Nicola Payne on 01297 442232.


Literacy Poster - October 2012On Thursday 25 October 2012, The Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools Alliance will host its first one day Literacy Conference at Haselbury Mill, Near Crewkerne in Somerset.

The Literacy Conference will explore the importance of Literacy, and Reading in particular, at all levels and for all pupils, although the speakers plan to focus on Years 5 to 10. It is hoped that the day will be both highly informative and inspiring.

The theme is Creating a Reading Culture, as many consider this to be the key to the effective development of Literacy skills. There will be a combination of the inspirational and the very practical.

The aim of the Conference will be to share good practices of literacy across the region. A number of speakers have already been confirmed for the event, including the renowned children’s authors Philip Reeve and Ellen Renner, a representative from Ofsted and the Professor of Education at The University of Exeter, Debra Myhill.

If you would like to register your interest in attending this event or would like further information please contact Nicola Payne on 01297 442232.

The first annual Conference of The Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools Alliance took place on Tuesday 10 July 2012 at Monks Yard near Ilminster. The event proved to be a great success with over forty delegates attending from across the partnership. The Conference was also attended by key speakers from the National College, The University of Exeter and the Teaching Agency.

e aim of the conference was to define the requirements, objectives across the Big Six and the role of the Alliance with which to base its future working and by the end of a very productive day, it was agreed by all members that a clear idea of what the Alliance was all about had begun to emerge.