Free maths CPD for schools in the Opportunity Area

The North Midlands maths hub, in collaboration with the Stoke-on-Trent Opportunity Area, is offering the following FREE CPD to support maths specifically in the Stoke Opportunity Area. Stoke-on-Trent Opportunity Area only: SEND (OA) Special schools recruiting SEND (OA) KS2 recruiting Primary TSST for Teacher recruiting Primary Subject Knowledge enhancement for teaching assistants recruiting Secondary Subject […]

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Mentor Support for Science Leaders

Science Across The City is offering quality-assured (PSQM – Primary Science Quality Mark) programme of twelve months’ mentor support for science subject leaders. This will support subject leaders with subject self-reviews, as part of the Ofsted Framework science deep dive. There are two hubs starting locally: PSQM day 1 – 25th September – St Chads […]

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City Youth Ambassador Network

The most comprehensive way to engage young people in leadership is through action We are funding the City Youth Ambassador Network (CYAN) who have recently produced a Youth Ambassador Handbook. This is full of information on the great work that CYAN is doing within Stoke-On-Trent, including offering a FREE programme for all secondary schools. In […]

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Space 2018 Evaluation report – now available

Space 2018 evaluation report – now available The Space project, led by the Staffordshire Commissioner, provides positive activities for young people in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. Last year, the programme ran throughout the summer holiday period July to August 2018 and is going from strength to strength with attendances increasing from just over 13,000 in 2015 to almost […]

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Geographical Association and Association for Science Education Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund (TLIF) CPD provision in Stoke-on-Trent

The Geographical Association and Association for Science Education TLIF offer The Geographical Association and Association for Science Education have been awarded a TLIF contract to provide fully funded CPD for primary and secondary teachers from November 2018 to develop the critical use of evidence in geography and science classrooms. The target group of schools for […]

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Opportunity Areas: ‘Building the foundations for change’ case studies

The ‘Opportunity Areas: Building the foundations for change’ document published last month provides a snap-shot of activity in each Opportunity Area across the country. This includes our very own Stoke-on-Trent case study on the Better Together project that will ensure every primary and secondary school in the city is linked with a social worker and […]

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Funded professional development for school leaders

Many existing and aspiring school leaders in Stoke-on-Trent have already registered to access a fully funded National Professional Qualification (NPQ) course. Fully funded NPQs are open to all teachers and senior leaders in the Stoke-on-Trent Opportunity Area. They are aimed at those who would like further development to be a high performing middle or senior […]

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Free Breakfast Club support for schools in Stoke-on-Trent

If at least 35% of pupils in your school are recorded as eligible for free school meals, or 50% as Ever 6 Free School Meals, then you may be eligible to receive support through the National School Breakfast Scheme. It is funded by the Department for Education, and run by Family Action, in partnership with […]

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Research School – professional development offer to all schools in Stoke-on-Trent

The Stoke on Trent Research School will be providing a wide range of professional development opportunities throughout 2018-19. Each school/college, within the Opportunity Area, has been allocated a grant to enable engagement with the Research School courses. The funding will be held by the Local Authority and the Research School will maintain records of course […]

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School Governance

Funded training programmes for school governance leadership roles and clerks The Department for Education is providing funded training programmes to improve the effectiveness of school governance. Due to our status as an Opportunity Area, some schools are prioritised for a higher rate of funding.  There are two programmes available: Governance leadership development programme (for those […]

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