Professional Learning Offer
Our Core Professional Learning
Early Career Programmes
For teachers at the start of their career, we offer NQT programmes for primary and secondary phases and a cross-phase RQT programme. More details can be found on our Early Career Programmes page.
Classroom Practitioner Training
Our primary team offer a range of training courses to support classroom practice including:
- Subject knowledge development in key areas such as English, Mathematics and Science
- New subject knowledge development courses in the wider curriculum
- Phonics training
From aspiring to new to experienced school leaders and whether at middle or senior levels, our leadership programmes offer something for everyone including:
- High Performance Leadership
- New Headteacher Induction
- Future Headteachers
- Next Generation Senior Leaders
- LEAD (Leadership Exploration And Development) for Middle Leaders
- Secondary Pastoral Leadership
- Primary Subject Leadership
- Empowering Leadership: Influencing Through Coaching
- NEW for 2020-21: Next Generation BAME Senior Leaders
- ‘Headspace’ for Headteachers to share with and learn from each other
SEND Professional Learning
Our SEND Group is currently developing a SEND professional learning offer to compliment the specialist and outreach work offered by other providers. We expect to launch this offer later in the year and details will be provided when they are available.
We can leverage the support of our wider network to share good practice, build expertise and keep up to date in curriculum areas whilst our leadership networks provide the space for colleagues to challenge and support each other. You can find out more information on our Networks page.
We are delighted to work together with the Headteacher Committee in supporting the annual Tower Hamlets Headteacher Conference. The 2019 conference was a tremendous success with a well-received range of high quality speakers. The programme for 2020 will be decided later in the year but we will work with the Headteacher Committee to provide another strong line-up and we will continue to subsidise the cost of attending for Headteachers of member schools.
School Business Manager Support
THE Partnership supports the work of the School Business Managers’ Forum and this year we will work with them to identify their professional learning requirements and how they can be met through THE Partnership.
Projects and Research
We believe in the value of evidence-based school improvement strategies and will seek out and create opportunities for schools to be involved in a range of projects. Over the last two years, our member schools have had the opportunity to participate in grammar, oracy, mathematics and science projects and research undertaken in some of these projects has been published and disseminated. We will offer further project opportunities to our member schools in 2020-21.
Additional Professional Learning Opportunities
Online Think Tanks, Roundtables and Collaborative meetings
Throughout the year we facilitate and lead a series of events aimed at stimulating debate and thinking around particular topics. Most often they are driven by the current educational landscape and priorities and use guest speakers, experts and authors to enable colleagues to hear from leading voices in education and leadership.
Leadership Coaching Packages
We offer 1-2-1 coaching support with leaders and staff at all levels to reflect on their leadership and improve performance. We also offer group, facilitated coaching sessions for SLT or other key leadership groups within schools.
Bespoke Training and Development
We offer schools individually tailored programmes at discounted rates for our member schools. For example, we have delivered strategic away days for senior leadership teams, leadership development programmes for senior and middle leaders, staff INSET days and governing body training.
Headteacher Appraisal Facilitation
We have developed our own approach to this process built around our coaching philosophy; the power of asking the right questions and the big questions that unlock sustainable school improvement. This involves a complete service from the preparation, meeting with the Headteacher, a review meeting with Governors and a summary document that will keep the targets alive throughout the school year rather than as just a moment in time.