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23 Nov

TSC System Leaders Event

The Teaching Schools Council (TSC) West Yorkshire: System Leaders Regional Network Meeting took place on 15 November at New College Pontefract. The self-improving school-led system is at the heart of the government’s vision for education in England. This empowers schools to make decisions about how to improve and to work collaboratively to support each other to do so. Take a

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12 Feb

Registration Now Open

Developing Teaching for Learning Course – beginning on 1 March 2018 The Developing Teaching for Learning Course is suitable for all teaching staff wanting to improve their practice, however, it is primarily designed for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs), Recently Qualified Teachers and other teachers relatively new to the profession. Click HERE to find out more information.

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12 Dec

New College Pontefract hosts successful SSIF launch

School leaders and partners from around the Wakefield district came together for the successful New Collaborative Teaching School Alliance SSIF (Strategic School Improvement Fund) bid launch event at New College Pontefract.  The event featured a thought provoking presentation on children’s achievement delivered by Tess Mason, TSC regional adviser for schools and academies. There were also talks

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28 Sep

NCTSA secures “pot of gold” for schools’ literacy project

The New Collaborative Teaching School Alliance, run from New College Pontefract, has been awarded government funding to improve children’s literacy across Wakefield. The DfE money will be used to finance an ambitious large-scale programme in which school leaders and literacy specialists will work in partnership to meet targets for children’s reading, writing and speaking. Project

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17 Feb

NCTSA working in conjunction with Bradford Academy

The NCTSA has been working closely with Bradford Academy to support the school with improving achievement and progress in GCSE Maths, English, Science, MFL and Geography. This has involved an SLE visit to the Science Department, including a series of lesson observations and also a visit from the Science Department to Selby High School.

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