Reducing Teacher Workload

As part of the TSC Workload Reduction commission, Hallam Teaching School are running free twilights across EMSYH to introduce the DfE Workload Reduction Toolkit. These sessions are suitable for school leaders of all levels and governors;

Outwood Institute of Education, Doncaster: 4th April 4.30-5.30pm

Chellaston School, Derby: 10th April, 4.30-5.30pm

Manor Church of England Academy, York: 7th May, 4.30-5.30pm

Sir Jonathan North Community College, Leicester: 12th June, 4.30–5.30.

Further dates to follow….

Please contact admin@hallamtsa to book a place on one of these twilights.

There is also an opportunity to receive support in piloting and evaluating a workload reduction initiative within the context of your own school.  Please view the flyer for further information.


DfE Funded CPD Training Available for Early Career Teachers

TLIF funded and aimed at teachers in the first 5 years of their career, please find below information regarding the Accelerate programme.

Accelerate is a brand-new professional development programme, tailor-made for teachers in the first five years of their career. It’s free for teachers from eligible schools; those that are Ofsted graded 3 or 4 and/or are in a DfE-identified ‘opportunity’ or ‘priority’ area.

Accelerate will provide teachers with the tools and support they need to fast-track their teaching skills and build their confidence.  The programme has been specifically designed to improve pupil attainment and keep talented teachers within the profession.

The four-term programme begins in the early part of the spring term 2019. Registration is currently well underway, and it is advisable to apply as soon as possible as spaces are limited and will be allocated on first come first served basis after eligibility. 

How does Accelerate work?

Accelerate delivers evidence-informed training that has been designed around what works and with the demands of a teaching timetable and the needs of the school in mind. The blended learning programme is delivered with maximum flexibility through a unique mix of online learning, expert instructional coaching, workshops and a local peer support network to minimise time away from the classroom. In addition, an in-school mentor will ensure that coaching and support is aligned with school priorities and culture.

The wider school community benefits from specialist training for existing or new mentors while school leaders will be able to access professional development in the use of research and evidence to improve teaching.

Click here to view the brochure.

Accelerate is designed and managed by Education Development Trust in partnership with the Chartered College of Teaching. Find out more and register at:


External Review of Governance Training 2019

As part of working and staying connected with other TSC regions. There is External Review of Governance training for NLGs, organised & hosted by TSC North, on 4th April 2019 at the Holiday Inn at Scotch Corner.  Jane Lewis will be leading the training and the cost will be around £150. This can be one of your NLG deployment days and will result in being registered as ERG trained on the DfE database.

If you would like to book a place please contact Julia Millard (NLG Regional Lead for North) at


Springboarding Women into Headship

Sir Jonathan North Teaching School have developed the 'Springboarding Women into Headship' programme aimed at female leaders, funding provided by the Equality and Diversity Fund. DfE heavily subsidised places are available through application for this quality-assured programme. This includes 3 central training days which will focus on the key skills necessary to becoming a Head Teacher and bespoke coaching throughout the programme from a current NLE or LLE . For further information on how to apply please visit: or email:          

To view the flyer please click here.


Festival of Education

Sheffield Hallam University are running a Festival of Education in June next year and are hoping for some involvement from Teaching Schools across the region, particularly from South Yorkshire.

For further information and to book your place please visit or follow @HallamEdFest