To most the ‘Alliance’ sounds like something out of Starwars. As part of the Teaching School agenda we are part of the North Devon Teaching School Alliance NDTSA as well as being Federated with Woolacombe.
On the agenda is how we support schools, how we train teachers, the research we do and what continuing professional development we offer. A complex agenda with many local schools and Head Teachers involved. So, I am at Broomhill involved in moving the Teaching School forward in the local and regional arena.
On Wednesday I am at a conference which puts disadvantaged families at it’s centre. One of our biggest challenges is developing all children equally, improving the outcomes for all. The biggest area at CM – where we have good outcomes for disadvantaged children – is attendance. Our Free School Meals attendance can be greatly improved. Expect some new ideas coming soon!