News and information for all schools in 2019 

Welcome to our website dedicated to the Teaching Schools Council and its work in Eastern England. Teaching Schools East was established in 2015 and, now, as Teachings Schools East and NE London the organisation brings together over one hundred teaching schools and alliances across East Anglia. It works in conjunction with the national TSC and the office of the Regional Schools Commissioner as well as with multi academy trusts, OFSTED, the regional dioceses and local authorities.

The Teaching Schools East Strategy Group is the key driver behind these developments working with local and sub regional meetings and initiatives and networks which deliver Strategic Support and funding, SLE and LLE training, Key Stage 2 support and encouragement for aspiring heads and support for recently qualified teachers.

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Teaching Schools East publishes a monthly newsletter circulated to all schools, not just Teaching Schools, in the Eastern region. This includes news, updates on projects, funding opportunities and lots more. To receive your own copy of the newsletter, contact Mark Lambell here. For national news visit the Teaching Schools Council national website.



TSC East System Leader Conferences at RAF Duxford in 2015 with Matt Dawson MBE and at Wellcome Genome Centre in 2016 with Sir David Carter. Then, in 2017 with Dame Alison Peacock, in 2018 with Sir John Jones and in 2019 with Mick Waters.

This Week's Top Stories - Conference Thanks! Accelerate Teaching Programme! SLE Training! Support Opportunity in Ipswich OA!


The 2019 regional system leadership conference was another massive success for EENEL with great speakers, opportunities to network and a positive buzz. Big thanks to Mick Waters, Pen Hadow, Carolyn Roberts and all the group leaders.

URGENT! Last Chance! The Accelerate Teaching Programme is a four term fully funded blended coaching programme designed and delivered by the Education Development Trust and The Chartered College of Teaching and there's only one week more of recruitment to go, before the end of March deadline. So, if any staff in their first five years of teaching want to access the free four term blended coaching programme, the details and sign up can be found here. To be eligible your school needs to be in Ofsted category 3 or 4 OR based in one of the Opportunity or Priority Areas. Your Ofsted grade doesn't matter if that is the case.


Ipswich Opportunity Area Needs You! Could your TSA provide tailored support / training for teachers in primary schools within the Ipswich Opportunity Area? Suffolk CC is looking for a partner who can provide support to eleven primary schools from April 2019 to July 2020? More details here.

New SLE Training Dates Announced. Go to the Specialist Leadership page to find out more

NEW! Eastern Research Schools Summer Conference: The conference takes place on June 20 at the John Innes centre in Norwich and features keynotes from Prof Stuart Kime, Sir David Carter, Cat Scutt and Sean Herford. Further details can be found here.


A Major New Opportunity for Mathematics SLEs! The Research Schools in the East have been working with the Norfolk and Suffolk Maths Hub, the Teaching Schools Council and Chris Dale from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics, in order to identify practical ways to work together in partnership. As a result they have created an offer of funded EEF/Research Schools Network training, for the region’s Maths SLEs. see the SLE Page for more details.







Rochford Review: Gill Robinson who is the TSC National Lead for SEND is a member of the expert group on the Rochford Review and is looking for mainstream schools with pupils who are working between the old P levels 1-4 to be part of the second pilot. Interested? Contact Gill here.


Are you training LLEs or planning to do so? Find resources on the Local Leaders Page. If you'd like help or to join up with other groups, contact Mark Lambell (mark.lambell@sdsa.net).






There's a new newsletter for NE London SLEs. You can read it here and add yourself to the mailing list.


System Leader Newsletter: There is a new System Leader Newsletter out. Find it here. If you would like to receive your own copy on publication, please contact System.LEADERS@education.gov.uk 


Inspiring Leadership Conference 2019: Save the Date!This conference takes place at the ICC in Birmingham on June 6-7 2019. The  Teaching Schools Council is likely to be a partner in shaping and influencing the event alongside the NAHT.

The DFE has finally published the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy and the Early Career Framework. The Strategy claims to set out an offer to the profession to ensure that a career in teaching continues to be attractive, rewarding and sustainable. It aims to tackle issues that discourage recruitment and retention such as teacher workload, the high stakes accountability system, the lack of flexible working opportunities, and the steep learning curve for new teachers. A range of resources are provided which do not provide the answers but may help schools to think about the issues including a one-page guide and an introductory video. The full strategy is available here.





Key Links

The TSC National Website: http://www.tscouncil.org.uk

Schools Week: Up-to-date news and information on education. http://schoolsweek.co.uk

Teaching Schools and System Leader National Directory. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/system-leaders-who-they-are-and-what-they-do

The Teaching School Handbook: The latest version of this guidance for new and established teaching schools is now available. You can find a copy here.

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