Continuous Professional Development 

NQT Course 20/21

One Year Early Careers/NQT Programme

Devon Teaching School and Ambition Institute have formed a partnership to provide all the benefits of the Early Career Framework online training together with the DTSP’s outstanding personalised  face-to-face NQT programme.

Ambition Institute are one of the four DfE licensed pilot organisations delivering the Early Career Framework. Due to the particular needs of this cohort of NQTs the DfE have agreed to widen the pilot to work with other delivery partners. This means that this programme will receive the full first year of the ECF programme which is fully funded by the DfE. DTSP will provide seven face to face sessions across the year to extend and develop this programme. This will include peer and school visits to observe high quality teaching and learning to help mitigate their missed final Teaching Practice and complement their in school support. NQTs will still be fully qualified at the end of their first year.

Cost – Ambition ECF element of programme fully funded

DTSP face to face £275

Total   £275 (£250 partner schools)

 

Venues: 

Trinity Primary School, Exeter

Woodlands Park School, Ivybridge

Roundswell Primary, Barnstaple

 

To Book: For further questions or to book contact: della.oliver@tarkatrust.org.uk

Further details of the programme can be found on our flyer.

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NPQML

National Professional Qualification in

Middle Leadership

NPQML

  An Inspirational, personal, transformational training programme that will develop your leadership potential

The Devon Teaching School Partnership is offering NPQML training from October 2020.

“DTSP holds a very strong quality rating (94% compared to 78% nationally) with a 100% pass rate. 

Support for participants exceeds expectations, demonstrating exceptional performance,

100% of participants would recommend this programme” Tribal QA report 2020.

 

“Engaging, personable trainers that have enabled my leadership confidence to grow”

“The coaching has ensured I’ve felt ‘known’ through the NPQ and that my personal leadership needs have been met” Participants 2019 & 2020

This successful programme is for middle leaders who currently lead a small team within their school in addition to the NPQML curriculum the programme will support middle leaders in their own schools with a targeted coaching offer.

Throughout the programme Middle Leaders will address and progress in 7 core leadership behaviours: Commitment, Collaboration, Personal Drive, Resilience, Awareness, Integrity and Respect. They will achieve this through an improvement project that they will lead, to improve pupil progress and attainment and team capability.

The programme will begin in the Autumn term and will last 4 terms by which time they will have submitted for assessment a 4,500 word assignment which covers the initiation, implementation and evaluation of the project.

Key Features:

Led by experienced school leaders who understand school improvement processes and the key part leadership plays

 Inspirational trainers who know how to develop key personal and professional skills

Excellent face to face leadership training days aligned to a core theme of leading and managing a team through change

Three, two-week online courses, and self-supported study by joining a professional online learning community

Two coaching sessions provided within the ML’s school to explore their personal leadership and develop confidence

A programme that seeks to develop the internal motivations and character of Middle Leaders

 Development of personal coaching skills through a coaching Triad

                360 diagnostic at start and end of programme

8 years experience of delivering high quality NPQ programmes

Programme Details

Course Outline

Key Content Questions

Date

Pre-Course Preparation
  •   What is my leadership like? What do I want it to be?

Module 1

Planning to Lead

  • What are effective leadership behaviours?
  • What are the key processes of leading successful change?
  • How can I succeed in leading my improvement project?
  • 1 F2F and 1 online course during the Autumn term 2020 in Exeter

Personal Coaching 1
  • 1:1 coaching provided within ML’s school by one of the course facilitators to develop personal leadership skills
  • January 2021ML’s School

Module 2

Leading your Team

  • How can I positively impact on the quality of teaching and learning?
  • What are the key dynamics and levers of effective change?
  • How do I implement my improvement project?

  • 1 F2F and 1 online course during the Spring term 2021 in  Exeter

Module 3

Leadership Challenges

  • How do I increase the capability and quality of my team?
  • Challenging conversations – how do I improve the performance of my team?
  • 1 F2F and 1 online course during the Summer term 2021 in  Exeter
Personal Coaching 2
  • 1:1 coaching in ML’s school to help prepare for final assessment and reflect on leadership changes
  • June/July 2021
  • ML’s school
Pre-Assessment Twilight
  • Support for Final Assessment Submission
  • Autumn 2021

Cost:  £1,100 including assessment. Schools who are within RI categories or within West Somerset and Torridge (Category 5 and 6 of the Department of Education’s “Achieving Excellence Programme”)area may be entitled to a full scholarship. We have bursaries of £250 available to schools with 30% FSM or participants who are from a non-white British heritage. We also offer a £150 discount for schools with less than 150 pupils on roll. For further questions or to book contact Della Oliver della.oliver@tarkatrust.org.uk or call us on 07850 974749

Application deadline Monday 28th September 2020

Programme Facilitators

Heather Hanrott has been involved in primary education for over 35 years and taught in both inner city and rural schools, enjoying success in developing staff teams and guiding them to grow in confidence in their own leadership.  As well as supporting senior leaders in a number of Devon schools through the school partnership programmes, Heather has been involved in the professional development of middle leaders through the NPQML training for eight years  now, assisting primary and secondary teachers to develop their own leadership style with confidence.

Steve Hitchcock has been a Headteacher for the last ten years, taking on two schools in very different and challenging circumstances. His role in leadership came about after working in two ‘Outstanding’ schools and winning a ‘Teacher of the Year Award’. School culture and ethos is very important to Steve. He is passionate about developing staff to enable them to become effective reflective practitioners, particularly using coaching techniques. Working with leaders, Steve is keen to give them the theory and tools to enable them to become effective and confident

Documents

NPQML Handbook 20/21

NPQSL

National Professional Qualification in Senior

Leadership

NPQSL

 

A personalised, inspirational programme for senior leaders with cross-school responsibilities including experienced middle leaders, deputy heads, SENCOs, subject leaders working across MATs and SLEs. We welcome applicants from across Devon and the South West.

“DTSP holds a very strong quality rating with a 100% pass rate. Support for participants exceeds expectations, demonstrating exceptional performance, 100% of participants would recommend this programme” Tribal QA report 2020

The NPQSL programme is designed to develop the leadership potential of Senior Leaders leading a team across their school. They will be supported to further develop key leadership behaviours: Vision, Collaboration, Personal Drive, Resilience, Interpersonal and Intra-personal Awareness, Integrity and Respect.

They will achieve this through an improvement project that they will work with a team across the school to reduce variation in pupil progress and attainment and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of teaching. The programme will last 4 terms by which time they will have submitted for assessment a 5,000 word assignment which covers the initiation, implementation and evaluation of the project.

Key Features:

  • Led by an experienced Headteacher and the Director of DTSP who understand whole school improvement processes and the key part distributed leadership plays within its success.
  • A personalised programme that endeavours to support Senior Leaders develop their own leadership style and apply their learning within their own context.
  • Inspirational trainers who have developed the key skills of Senior Leaders within their own schools and beyond
  • Excellent face to face leadership training days aligned to a core theme of transformational change
  • School visits: Membership of an Action Learning Set to compare and analyse change in different schools.
  • Two coaching sessions provided within the SL’s school to explore their personal leadership development
  • High quality online research and reading across four modules to challenge thinking and support your project and personal development.

Programme Details

Course Outline

Key Content Questions

Date

Pre-Course Preparation
  • What personal and professional leadership development do I want? 360 diagnostic
  • How can I analyse my team and plan for its needs?

Module 1 :

A Vision for Whole School Change

  • How do I inspire others?
  • How do I enable ownership of a shared, transformational vision?
  • How can I plan for sustainable, embedded change?
  • 1 F2F and 1 online course during the Autumn term 2021

  • Exeter

Personal Coaching 1
  • 1:1 coaching provided within SL’s school by one of the course facilitators to develop personal leadership skills and explore challenges of whole school team leadership
  • Spring 2021

  • SL’s School

Module 2:

The Process of Change

  • How do I implement an improvement project?
  • What are the key dynamics and levers of effective change?
  • Anticipating and planning for the challenges of change using Team, Communication, Business Case and Risk Management Planners

  • 1 F2F and 2 online courses during the Spring term 2021

  • Exeter

Module 3:

The Challenge of Change

  • How do I transform the capability and quality of my team to impact on children?
  • What are the most effective monitoring and intervention processes?
  • Challenging conversations – how do I secure accountability and improve the performance of my teams?
  • 1 F2F and 1 online course during the Summer term 2021

  • Exeter

Action Learning Set School Visits
  • How can I analyse and compare school improvement projects in other settings?
  • What impact does this have on the leadership of my own improvement project?
  • April / May/June 2021

  • 3 x (½ day) school visits

Personal Coaching 2
  • 1:1 coaching in SL’s school to help prepare for final assessment and reflect on leadership transformation. 360 diagnostic review
  • June/July 2021

  • SL’s school

Pre-assessment twilight
  • Preparation for final assessment
  • F2F Autumn 2021

Programme facilitators

Andy Ogden has wide experience of school leadership. He is currently the Director of Devon Training School Partnership and Deputy CEO of Tarka Learning Partnership These roles combined with previously working as a Headteacher, Local Authority School Improvement Advisor and National Strategy Consultant bring an understanding of the complexities of school improvement processes and the leadership of teams across schools. He has been a facilitator on NPQ programmes for 8 years and is described as having ‘inspirational leadership that models and secures outstanding personalised training, professional development and pastoral support’.

David Barnett has been involved in primary education for 30 years in different Local Authorities across the South West. He has held a number of leadership roles and is currently on his second headship. He spent 2 years working for the DFE in a National Leadership role and has worked as a Primary National Strategies Consultant Leader. David has always enjoyed supporting the professional development of the next generation of school leaders and has mentored colleagues through the NQPML and NPQH. He also facilitates on the  CofEPQH and Diocesan New Headteachers induction programmes.

Cost : £1200 including assessment (discount for partnership schools) Schools who are within RI categories or within West Somerset and Torridge (Category 5 and 6 of the Department of Education’s “Achieving Excellence Programme”)area may be entitled to a full scholarship. We have bursaries of £250 available to schools with 30% FSM or participants who are from a non-white British heritage. We also offer a £150 discount for schools with less than 150 pupils on roll.

Application deadline Monday 28th September 2020

For further questions or to book contact Della Oliver :

 della.oliver@tarkatrust.org.uk or call us on 07850 974749

Documents

NPQSL Handbook Cornwall Cohort

 NPQSL Handbook Exeter Cohort 20/21

Learning Conversations

Raising Standards through Structured Professional Dialogue

Are you looking to:

  • improve the quality of Teaching & Learning in your classrooms?
  • develop a culture of reflective practice in your school?
  • provide personalised CPD for middle or senior leaders?

Lesson Observation and Coaching:

Over the last 15 years, the Devon Primary SCITT has developed an extremely successful model of CPD centred on paired lesson observations and ‘learning conversations’. Critical to its success has been the professional dialogue, rooted in evidence from lesson observation, which has explored teaching decisions, and their impact on children’s learning.

Personalised – each conversation is personal and focused on specific learning successes and needs. This increases relevance, resonance and impact on practice;

Owned – active participation in identifying, analysing and exploring aspects of their practice leads to deeper understanding, enabling teachers to apply their learning more successfully in other contexts;

Sustainable – developing skills in self-assessment, analysis and evaluation leads to genuine and continuing professional development;

Widely applied – Learning Conversations support a culture of openness and collaborative responsibility for improvement. They develop coaching skills and encourage an approach to professional dialogue that can be used successfully with colleagues in wider leadership roles.

Pattern of Training for Raising Standards through Structured Professional Dialogue:

Experienced Trainers can offer a day’s training at your school for selected member(s) of staff, comprising:

  • 2 paired lesson observations of trainee or experienced teachers
  • Moderation of judgements, identification of strengths & developments, with evidence
  • Modelling and discussion of a learning conversation
  • Observation of the member of staff conducting a learning conversation, with further coaching and feedback provided.

Cost:    £350

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