Teaching School Head Teacher's Meeting

Monday 13th January, 9.30am to 12.00pm, Shiremoor House Farm

9am  Welcome and updates  Barbara Middleton & Jill Shaw  

9.15am Post election: What the dickens is going on?  Andy Mellor, Immediate Past President NAHT and Schools Advisory Service   

10.00am  Big Maths: Cognitive Load Theory  Ben Harding, Creator of Big Maths

10.15am  Spelling App  Sir Linkalot : Mnemonic techniques for rapid recall and progress Andy Salmon  (Watch his video featuring Susie Dent from Countdown)

10.35am   Networking break

10.45am   Ofsted and that 90 minute phone call  Andy Mellor

11.30am   Procurement Services: How can we save money together?  Julie Collins   Bloom Services

11.45am   Sticky knowledge: Learn how to improve memory and understanding  Paul Main   Structural Learning

12.00pm Tales from a very recent Ofsted  Susan McBeth, Jarrow Cross Primary
Delicious Lunch

We work closely with our partner organisations:

Barbara Middleton MBE, Headteacher of Shiremoor Primary School, National Leader of Education, Regional Representative on Sub-Group for School Improvement, Pupil Premium Reviewer and Director of ShiNE TSA.  As the inspirational leader of an outstanding and innovative team she is responsible for partnership working across the alliance.   

Welcome to ShiNE Teaching School Alliance

"Our goal is simple: World class teaching and learning at the forefront of education reform and school improvement to enable every single one of our students and teachers to shine.

We are a partnership of schools and institutions sharing our skills, experience, talent and capacity to help improve learning and achievement in schools across North Tyneside and our surrounding area.

Together with Teaching Schools across the region, ANTS, we recruit graduates and professionals into the profession, School Direct,  and help develop future leaders and excellent teachers through three key themes of work that have a strong moral purpose and self-improving ethos. Our SLEs currently support a number of schools up and down the country and are a tremendous source of inspiration within school."

Happy New Year and all the best for 2020!

GDPR We are committed to ensuring the security and protection of the personal information that we process, and to provide a compliant and consistent approach to data protection. We have always had a robust and effective data protection program in place which complies with existing law and abides by the data protection principles. However, we recognise our obligations in updating and expanding this program to meet the demands of the GDPR and the UK’s Data Protection Bill. We ensure that we do not share data with third parties and we only store data necessary to offer or receive a service.

Are you are looking for a career that is dynamic and exciting?   

Where every day is different and where you can develop your skills, cutting edge teaching methods and leadership experience?

Come and join our team of outstanding teachers. Our School Direct Programme not only gives you qualified teacher status but a future of endless opportunities.  Join us on 



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Welcome back to a new term. With all of the recent changes to the education system, we're starting the year off with some guest speakers to shed some light on what we can expect and how best to prepare ourselves. As always, we will be looking forward to finding new and creative ways to work in partnership with schools and organisations looking to strengthen teaching and learning.

Watch this space for news of events and CPD throughout 2020!

Dates for your diary: Next Deputy and Assistant Headteacher's Conference will be at Slaley Hall, 15th & 16th October 2020!!!


Latest news......Latest news...... 

 We are official EEF Primary Literacy Advocates in the North East supporting schools to implement the new guidance reports to improve literacy in Key Stage 1 & 2  

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