What We Do

Overview

As one of 650 National Teaching Schools we take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, conducting research and providing support for other schools and settings. Teaching Schools are at the heart of a school- led system, leading the way in improving the quality of teaching and helping schools and …

School to School Support

We have successfully supported many schools to achieve good Ofsted outcomes. “The early years provision is supported by a national leader of education, the headteacher of Ludwick Nursery, judged outstanding at its last inspection” Ofsted, 2016 We work in partnership with National Leaders of Governance to support governing bodies. We can offer school to school …

Specialist Leader of Education

We have a number of Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE) who can support your school on both a strategic and practical level for a day visit or for a longer period. SLE deployments can offer school improvement opportunities and peer to peer support. Interested in becoming an SLE? We are looking for SLE’s with a specialism …

Specialist Practitioners

What is an Specialist Practitioner? Acorns Teaching School have a number of specialist practitioners to support early years and KS1 practitioners in PVI settings and schools. These outstanding practitioners assist our SLE’s, drawing on their knowledge and expertise in their specialist area.   Clare Akers Clare is an Early Years Practitioner at Woolenwick Infant and …

Consultants

Our Consultants support the teaching school by providing valuable knowledge and expertise to support head teachers, early years leaders and school support with bespoke training. Jane Byrne Jane Byrne leads on our Head’s Early Years Forums and Early Year’s Leaders Forum’s, three times a year.  Jane is a retired Head teacher from an Ofsted outstanding …

RQT

Recently Qualified Teacher Programme Completed in June 2018, this 3 day programme, designed by the Eastern Leadership Centre for recently qualified teachers, is a certified programme and quality assured by the ELC and approved by the Teaching Schools Council. It focused on reflective practice and coaching styles.  The programme consisted of 3 face to face …

Research & Development

Acorns TSA undertake a range of research projects, including Early Years Pupil Premium pilot and a transition project with Herts Nursery School Partnership. We are pleased to be working in partnership with Herts Cam to offer the first Early Years Teacher Led Development Workshop group. This year long programme aims to make a difference to …