EMTSA Network Meeting - Wednesday 23rd May 2018

The EMTSA Network meeting for East Midlands colleagues will be taking place on Wednesday 23rd May, 10-12.30pm at Forest Way Teaching School Alliance.  

Click here to view the agenda.  If you would like to attend please contact rebecca.smith@emsyh.org.uk

Lunch will be provided.  If you have any specific dietary requirements please let us know when booking your place.   


Derby Research School Conference - 7th July 2018 – Book now!

Derby Research School are holding their annual conference #evidenceintoaction on 7th July at Derby Moor School. 

At this conference delegates will have an opportunity to hear the evidence from the researchers and learn from practitioners about how they have translated the evidence into their classrooms, with measureable impact.

For more information and to book your place please click here 


Leading a Mentally Healthy School One Day Train-the-Trainer Session

The Leading a Mentally Healthy School programme is providing training sessions across the UK with the next session due to take place in Lincolnshire on Friday 11th May.  The course is aimed specifically at Senior Leaders and focuses on reflection of current provision and strategic planning to help develop a mentally healthy school.  For more more information please see below;

Hosted by: LEARN and Equate TSA

Venue: LEARN, Autumn Park, Dysart Road, Grantham NG31 7EU

Date: Friday 11th May 2018

Time: 10am – 4pm

Booking link: https://lamhs-learn-equate.eventbrite.co.uk

Click here to view the flyer 


Kyra Research Conference – 27th June 2018 – Book now!

How can you use evidence to inform school-improvement? A unique opportunity for Senior Leaders, Teachers and Governors of Primary, Secondary and Special Schools, to hear from our guest speakers Pete Henderson, Education Endowment Foundation Programme Manager, Tammy Elward, Director of Derby Research School and Alex Quigley, Teacher, Author and Blogger and Director of Huntington Research School.

Find out about our activity over the past year and join in a range of interactive workshops that include:

  • Improving phonological awareness - a Joint Practice Development model across early years
  • Designing your own randomised control trial, with a focus on neuroscience informed practice to improve retention
  • Maths work in Derby
  • Mobilise Choice
  • Does teaching ‘skills for learning’ enable less able A-level students to make good progress?
  • Using sociological data in classroom research
  • Teacher-led Research – investigating the impact of feedback and marking strategies on pupils’ attainment in Writing in Year 5 and Year 9
  • Improving children’s narrative writing through film clubs

The conference is to be held at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln from 9am – 3.45pm on Wednesday 27th June. Tickets are £50+VAT. For further information and to book your place, please click on the link https://event.bookitbee.com/15829/kyra-research-school-conference

 To view the flyer click here. 


‘Nudges in Education’ conference

East Midlands South & Ash Field Challenge Partner Hubs in association with The Behavioural Insights Team are holding a conference, 'Nudges in Education' which will involve a keynote presentation and workshops based on;

1. Student engagement and attendance
2. Parental engagement and home learning culture
3. Student aspirations

This conference is taking place next Wednesday, 21st March, and there are a few places left.  It’s free to Challenge Partner schools but open to all schools, with a small charge to non-CP schools.  To view the flyer for this event please click here.

For further information, please email: teachingschool@rushey-rmet.org.uk 


Women Leading in Education Network, YH

Women Leading in Education Network, YH have recently launched a second annual conference "Unlocking Potential, Raising Aspirations - The Power of Coaching".  This will be held on Saturday 17th March at the Hilton Hotel in Leeds. 

The conference runs from 9.00am (refreshments and networking from 9.00am, programme starts at 9.30am) until lunchtime (lunch is provided free of charge in the restaurant) with an optional session on coaching skills training after lunch. To view the flyer please click here. 

Registration is now open open to all, not just those in a leadership position. Book here:


For more information please visit the website; http://www.womenleadingineducationyh.co.uk


Early Years Leadership Event 

Learning Unlimited TSA are holding an event in June for Headteachers and EYFS Leaders on Bold Beginnings and Closing the Gap in Early Years.  Gill Jones, Ofsted’s Early Years Deputy Director, will be attending this event to talk through the Bold Beginnings report.

For more information on this event please click here.   

Places are expected to fill quickly so book now to avoid disappointment.  

To book please follow the link:



Evidence Leads in Education - East Midlands only 

Kyra Research School are looking to increase the regions talented workforce and recruit a pilot cohort of Evidence Leads in Education (ELE).  ELEs will contribute to evidence informed school improvement and will be designated by Kyra on behalf of the East Midlands Teaching Schools Strategic Group (EMTSSG).

What does an ELE do?
Applicants need to be outstanding teachers, who are middle and senior leaders, with the skills to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools. They understand what outstanding leadership in the use of evidence to inform school practice looks like and are skilled in helping other leaders to achieve it in their own context.

You can find the application form and further information here https://kyra.researchschool.org.uk/2018/02/05/evidence-leads-in-education-recruitment/

Application forms to be sent to Juliet.Brookes@kyrateachingschool.com

The closing date has been extended and will now close at noon on 27 February 2018. All enquiries to go to research@kyrateachingschool.com

Interviewing Evidence Leads in Education  

Kyra Research School are requesting interviewers to take part in the recruitment of Evidence Leads in Education. 

Below is information on when the interviews will be taking place;

7th March – Lincoln Carlton Academy, Lincoln, time tbc.

8th March – Landau Forte TSA, Derby, time tbc

9th March – Launde Primary School, Leicestershire, time tbc

If you would be interested in being involved in this please send your expression of interest to rebecca.smith@emsyh.org.uk


SEND Conference 

LEARN TSA (in partnership with LLP) proudly present their first SEND conference, Unite: working together to improve outcomes for all children.

This conference will include Keynotes from Sharon Gray and Bernard Allen as well as a range of workshops.  Cick here to view the flyer. 

For more information please contact Jayne.Carter@learnteachingschool.co.uk


Partners in Learning School Improvement and Innovation Show

Partners in Learning are hosting the 2nd Regional School Improvement and Innovation Show on the 1st March 2018.

This year, this exciting event features key note speeches from the iconic Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching and Daisy Christodoulou, Author of Making Good Progress. Key note presentations and seminars take place throughout the day along with a trade fair showcasing local services. For more information please see the attached flyer. To reserve tickets, which are sold in sets of 5 for £100, please visit www.partnersinlearning.org.uk


Exciting Opportunity for Primary Schools to Participate in EEF Maths Trial

Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Hub is recruiting 120 primary schools to take part in an efficacy trial sponsored by the Education Endowment Foundation. This will be trialled in Year 5 classes and will run for one school year starting in September 2018.  This is an exciting opportunity for schools in our region to receive training and implement the Same Day Intervention approach. 

Same Day Intervention is an approach to teaching in which teachers restructure their maths lessons with the aim to ensure all children reach a certain level of understanding by the end of the day, preventing an achievement gap from forming.

Please click here to view the flyer. 

The links below are to the EEF and OIE webpages if you would like more information. 





Opportunities available through the Targeted Support Fund 

East Midlands Colleagues

Booking has now opened for this year’s Pathways to Leadership programme. This is a programme aimed at recently qualified teachers who are secure in their teaching practice and are ready to explore excellence in teaching and a first step into leading others. This year the programme will be held in Leicester (17th November 2017 and 8th March 2018) and Derbyshire (21st November 2017 and 12th March 2018). More information attached.

We are looking for a keynote speaker for this programme to talk about work life balance and resilience for 45 minutes (to discuss the related science and psychology, and to offer practical ideas to support RQTs as they progress in their career). Have you seen a speaker on this topic that you could recommend? If so, please email your suggestion to hayley.carter@sdsa.net Many thanks in anticipation.

South Yorkshire and Humber Colleagues

'Stepping Up to Headship’ - Learners First ‘Stepping Up to Headship’ A Targeted Leadership Development Programme for Aspirant Headteachers in the Yorkshire & the Humber Region. www.learnersfirst.net

Teacher Programmes | St Anthony's Teaching School Stepping Up To Headship - St Anthony’s Teaching School will be delivering an exciting programme for aspiring heads. www.stanthonysteachingschool.co.uk