Pickwick Learning Teaching Schools Alliance

The Pickwick Learning Teaching School Alliance (PLTSA) is a DfE designated group of schools, leaders and partners committed to providing support and sharing best practice in education and beyond.

We’re using our collective expertise and shared vision to ensure every child, individual and school in our partnership reaches their goals.

Our aims are simple: to improve standards and life experiences for all pupils and adults within our alliance.

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Our next round of recruitment for Specialist Leaders of Education is now open and will remain open until 8 November. Specialist Leaders of Education are outstanding middle or senior leaders, or leaders of learning, who are interested in and have the capacity to support colleagues in other schools. SLEs have proved integral in moving forward priorities and activities within Teaching Schools and we are extremely excited about the opportunity to recruit further colleagues into Pickwick Learning Teaching School Alliance’s already established SLE team, who will become invaluable in providing exceptional School to School support across the alliance. Pickwick Learning Teaching School Alliance is looking for Primary & Early Years Phase SLEs. We currently have ten SLEs who have been instrumental in supporting schools through coaching, training, mentoring, hosting visits, providing INSETs, showcasing learning and running workshops. Schools who provide SLEs are paid well so they can ensure time is available for SLEs to prepare for sessions and to more than cover supply costs. Being an SLE is excellent professional development, looks great on a CV and provides opportunities to share practice with other educationalists. For more information about SLEs and to read the eligibility criteria, please go to https://www.gov.uk/specialist-leaders-of-education-a-guide-for-potential-applicants If you have a colleague who you think would make an excellent SLE please contact Pickwick Learning for an application form.
14 September 2016 | Read More..
Welcome back to the new Academic Year! We started in style, celebrating all things teaching and learning at our conference on 1 September - it was a pleasure to see so many schools and staff from within and beyond the alliance there. We had 3 inspirational keynotes from Fiona Allen, Tom Whittingham and Richard Churches, as well as 27 engaging workshops facilitated by alliance members. Thanks to our 11 superb exhibitors - it really was fantastic to see everything come together and have the chance to network and share best practice. With over 230 delegates attending, we'd like to say a huge thank you to all of you for supporting us. As always our conference is completely free for alliance members and provides an opportunity for school leaders to start the year with motivational messages for their staff teams, as well as looking at education in the wider context. Next year's conference is on Friday 1 September 2017 - please hold this date and use it as your first training day - we would love to see you there!
22 July 2016 | Read More..
The summer holidays have arrived and all the children are now off school or are about to be! With massive changes in the Government at the moment, we are watching closely to see what happens across the summer in the wider educational landscape and in particular what this will mean for Teaching Schools. Funding has been extended for another two years and the White Paper and National College clearly sets out the important role that Teaching Schools will play supporting school improvement over the coming years. Have a wonderful summer holiday and very well-earned break - we look forward to working with you in the next academic year. Remember our courses can now be booked online here: http://pltsa.co.uk/cpd Best wishes from everyone in the Pickwick Team. Enjoy the sunshine!


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