Membership of The Sutton Park Teaching School Alliance

 
Premium Membership*

This premium level membership includes:

 NQT package

Schools with premium membership may register all of their NQTs for the following services:

  • Accreditation of their induction year on behalf of the DFE.
  • Mentor training for all subject and whole school NQT mentors.
  • Programme of twilight NQT training sessions to run throughout the year, hosted at The Streetly Academy.
  • Formal and informal support for ‘cause for concern’ procedures

NQT plus 1

We will provide continuing training across the year with half termly sessions for those in their second year of teaching. These sessions will be developments from those things covered during the induction year to support continuing progress.

Headteachers’ breakfasts

Each half term there will be a breakfast meeting for participating secondary headteachers.  There will be a focus for each meeting chosen in advance by the participants themselves.

Improving Teacher Programme

Schools with premium membership will have one place on the programme, with an option to buy further places at a preferential rate, subject to availability.

This programme is for teachers who want to advance, develop and improve their teaching practice and deliver consistently good lessons.  It is delivered over 6 sessions. 

NB This course is not for disaffected or disinterested colleagues, nor is it an alternative to competency proceedings.  It is for capable, well-motivated teachers who wish to engage fully with this programme.

Outstanding Teacher Programme

Schools with premium membership will have one place on the programme, with an option to buy further places at a preferential rate, subject to availability.

This programme is for teachers who are, or have the potential to be, outstanding. It is delivered over 6 sessions. 

Of both the Improving Teacher Programme and the Outstanding Teacher Programme Ofsted said: “Teachers on these programmes universally welcomed their impact on the quality of their teaching.  School managers could point to measurable improvements in outcomes for pupils.”

Aspiring to Senior Leadership (including internship)

Schools with premium membership will have one place on the programme, with an option to buy further places at a preferential rate, subject to availability.

The Aspiring to Senior Leadership Conference is a two day event taking place during the summer term.  It is followed by an optional internship programme during the autumn and spring terms.  We encourage participating schools to receive an intern for up to five days.

Middle Leaders Programme

Schools with premium membership will have one place on the programme, with an option to buy further places at a preferential rate, subject to availability.

The Middle Leaders Programme is a series of 1 full day and 6 twilight sessions spread across the school year.  It is designed for those who have recently entered, or who aspire to enter, middle leadership either in a curriculum or pastoral role.

SLE support

We have a cohort of SLEs covering a wide range of specialisms.  For details please see: http://suttonpark-tsa.org/school-support

Schools with premium membership will be entitled to two free days of SLE support.  Thereafter schools can buy further days of SLE support at a preferential rate.

 

NQT pool

The Sutton Park Teaching School Alliance has a sister organisation called The Sutton Park SCITT, a provider of ITT.  Schools who are members of the TSA will have access to details of our trainees in order to assist with your recruitment.

(If a school wishes to find out about The Sutton Park SCITT, please call 0121 353 2709 ext 359.)

Network Groups

We will organise network groups for subject specialists within Alliance schools.  This will give people opportunity to meet in a supportive environment with others with whom they can share ideas and expertise.  Participation would be voluntary.  Each group will be autonomous.  At the first meeting those present decide if they would like to continue to meet, where they should meet, how often they would like to meet, what topics they should share together, who should coordinate, etc. We will share the information coming out of each meeting with all Alliance schools.  We will also make arrangements for meetings of other groups of staff with common interests (e.g. Pastoral leaders, SEN, G&T, etc..) wherever requested.

Research and Development

We are planning two tiers of R&D to facilitate developments around Teaching and Learning and School Improvement.

  • We will organise groups of people with common interest to meet together to work towards the Masters in Teaching and Learning, a course accredited by Birmingham City University. The programme’s content is determined by the individual involved and their school so that the focus is on their work and its context.  The group element is an integral part of the programme, yet each individual participant is in control of their own direction.  Participants’ can work towards a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (60 credits), a diploma in Teaching and Learning (120 credits) or a Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning (180 credits).
  • We will organise R&D for people wishing to engage but without doing academic writing. A typical pattern would involve a group of three people from different schools and specialisms who express an interest in a particular area of teaching visiting one another in their schools to share thoughts and ideas in order to explore their chosen area.  The end goal is the findings of each group being fed into their teaching and being shared with others.  Each group would be asked to produce a presentation or a side of A4 which can be shared.  The materials produced would be accessible to all Alliance schools via the website.  Participants will receive certification from the Alliance.

Other training

Schools in the TSA, including The Streetly Academy, will put on training days and twilight sessions for their own staff development.  The Streetly Academy will welcome staff from participating schools at all of their staff development sessions without further charge, and it is hoped that other schools will do likewise.  Details will be circulated ahead of each event.

Schools with premium membership will have one place on the programme, with an option to buy further places at a preferential rate, subject to availability.

Schools with premium membership may use The Sutton Park Teaching School Alliance logo on their formal documents.

*Cost of premium membership depends upon the number of NQTs to be registered through The Sutton Park SCITT: 0-5 NQTs – £3,000; 6-9 NQTs – £4,000; 10+ NQTs – £5,000.

Standard Membership

A school that does not wish to buy premium membership may buy credits to participate in support and events.

Credits may be purchased at £500 for 3.

Credits may then be exchanged for provisions as follows:

  • NQT package – 3 credits per NQT
  • Headteacher’s breakfasts – 1 per breakfast
  • Improving Teacher Programme – 2 credits per participant
  • Outstanding Teacher Programme – 2 credits per participant
  • Aspiring to Senior Leadership – 1 credit per participant excluding internship, 2 credits per participant including internship
  • Middle Leaders Programme – 1 credit per participant
  • SLE support – Where a school has bought 12 credits (£2,000) they are entitled to buy SLEs at TSA schools’ rate.
  • Osiris courses – 1 credit per participant
  • Schools that have bought 12 credits will have free access to the NQT pool details.
  • Details about additional training will be sent to schools with standard membership giving details about cost prior to each event

 

To register for membership please use this link:

http://goo.gl/forms/sKnNWvjGfC

or contact tsa@thestreetlyacademy.co.uk