WLTA Course Information

We are currently taking bookings for the following courses for 2020-21. You can book via Teaching School Administrator, Raj Powar at RPowar@montpelier.ealing.sch.uk or by calling 020 8997 5855.

February 2020

Date 05/02/20
NQT: English – Developing teaching and learning for greater pupil engagement

Date 12/2/20
NQT: English – Writing: every child a writer

Date 12/02/20
NQT: English – Reading: every child can read!

Date 13/02/20
Resilience for Headteachers PT3

Date 26/02/20
NQT: Developing effective practice in EYFS

March 2020

Date 04/03/20
NQT: Reading: Developing effective reading practices (whole class/group reading)

Date 11/03/20
NQT: Working scientifically and engaging lessons in science

Date 18/03/20
NQT: Mathematics – Developing teaching and learning for greater pupil engagement and progress

Date 25/03/20
NQT: Assessing pupil progress – marking and feedback

September 2020

Date 23/09/20
NQT: Understanding the Professional School Environment – Expectations Accountability, Workload & Wellbeing

Date 30/09/20
NQT: Understanding the Professional School Environment – Expectations Accountability, Workload & Wellbeing

October 2020

Date 14/10/20
NQT: Behaviour for Learning & Pupil Motivation – Managing Your Class and Building Learning Power

Date 21/10/20
NQT: Behaviour for Learning & Pupil Motivation – Managing Your Class and Building Learning Power

November 2020

Date 11/11/20
NQT: Your First Year – An Essential Toolkit for Managing Your Health, Wellbeing & Personal Effectiveness

Date 18/11/20
NQT: Your First Year – An Essential Toolkit for Managing Your Health, Wellbeing & Personal Effectiveness

Date 25/11/20
NQT: Early Reading, Reading Across Age Groups & Ensuring Access to the Whole Curriculum

NQT: English - Developing teaching and learning for greater pupil engagement

This session will look at the aims for English in the National Curriculum and how to plan for these to meet teaching and learning expectations in reading and writing.

The training will explore principles and cycles of planning and how these should inform effective teaching and learning to positively impact pupil progress outcomes. There will be an opportunity for delegates to look at how to plan for a unit of work or a series of lessons, so attendees are invited to bring along your their own examples of literacy planning.

Date: 05/02/20
Time: 13:00 – 16:00
Suitable: for NQT: EYFS; KS1; KS2
Cost: £50 per participant
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: English - Writing: every child a writer

This session will explore:

  • Common barriers to writing and how to overcome them
  • Modelling writing through integrated teaching to accelerate progress
  • Ways to inspire learners to engage with writing
  • Grammar in the context of writing
  • Writing across the curriculum

LBE NQT PROGRAMME
Date: 12/02/20
Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Suitable: for NQT: EYFS; KS1; KS2
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: English - Reading: every child can read

This session will explore:

  • Common barriers to reading and how to overcome them
  • Effective strategies for reading
  • Characteristics of good readers
  • Quality of books

LBE NQT PROGRAMME
Date: 12/02/20
Time: 13:00 – 16:00
Suitable: for NQT: EYFS; KS1; KS2
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

Resilience for Headteachers Part 3

Delivered by an award-winning consultancy who deliver coaching and training programmes that focus on improving executive performance whilst building personal sustainability and resilience.

Their approach is to support stressed and over-worked Headteachers by giving them a powerful ‘tool kit’ of psychological models to enable them to take control of difficult situations and to stay positive even when they’re being stretched to their limit.

  • Develop a strong sense of being valued and supported.
  • Master breathing techniques that allow you to lower your heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Learn how to thrive after failure and during difficult times.
  • Manage difficult and stressful work relationships while staying calm and positive.

Date: 13/02/20
Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Suitable: for Headteachers
Cost: £75 per participant per session. Commitment for 3 sessions required. Total course fees: £225 per person.
– Resilience for Headteachers Part 1 to be held on Thursday, the 31st of October 2019, 09:00 to 12:00 hrs
– Resilience for Headteachers Part 2 to be held on Thursday, the 12th of December 2019, 09:00 to 12:00 hrs
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Developing effective practice in EFYS

The cycle of observation, assessment and planning is at the core of Early Years practice. In this course, we discuss all three following a learning walk and lesson observation.

Attendees are given the chance to practise their observation skills and engage in professional dialogue about how meaningful on-going assessment impacts upon planning and provision.

Participants will develop their understanding of good practice in the context of the revised framework in relation to the observation, assessment and planning cycle.

There will be plenty of time for discussion and the sharing of good practice and attendees will leave with a wealth of strategies to try out in their own setting.

Date: 26/02/20
Time: 13:00 – 16:00
Suitable: for NQT, RQT: EYFS
Cost: £50 per participant

NQT: Reading: Developing effective reading practices (whole class/group reading)

NQTs will develop excellent subject knowledge in relation to the wide range of reading skills taught as part of the National Curriculum. Through opportunities to observe and analyse lessons, NQTs will explore best practice teaching of reading from decoding to utilising higher-order thinking skills.

Discussion and practical activities to develop questioning, inference and comprehension skills will support teachers to become confident in both the teaching of reading for meaning and promoting a love of reading for pleasure.

Date: 04/03/20
Time: 13:00 – 16:00
Suitable: for NQT, RQT: EYFS

NQT: Working scientifically and engaging lessons in science

This course will help NQTs to develop subject knowledge in relation to the skills of working scientifically and how to assess these in class in order to ensure positive impacts in pupil engagement and progress in Science. They will extend their understanding of different types of investigation.

Further, NQTs will explore different ways to structure a unit and gain practical ideas for how to make practice sessions more manageable and fun. They will leave with knowledge of useful resources to use in class and a range of immediately implementable teaching strategies for Science, including classroom and behaviour management.

Date: 11/03/20
Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Suitable: for NQT, RQT: EYFS

NQT: Mathematics - Developing teaching and learning for greater pupil engagement and progress

NQTs will be supported in developing their understanding of the four operations and the expectations for teaching the different mental and written methods.

The course will focus on how best to use concrete and pictorial representations to build up to teaching written calculations and a wide range of techniques, methods and resources will be demonstrated and shared. Attendees will have the chance to observe maths being taught across the school.

Date: 18/03/20
Time: 13:00 – 16:00
Suitable: for NQT, RQT: EYFS
Cost: £50 per participant

NQT: Assessing pupil progress - Marking and feedback

Assessment is essential for measuring a pupil’s learning and it should be used in ways that promote student learning; whether learning the subject or broader level.

Effective marking and feedback is integral to good teaching and learning processes. By empowering pupils to be actively involved in understanding how they are making progress, it helps to embed learning swiftly and enables accelerated learning.

The aim of this session is to ensure a clear understanding of the purposes and processes of effective assessment, marking and feedback to pupils in order to maximise progress and support pupils in becoming affective learners.

Date: 25/03/20
Time: 13:00 – 16:00
Suitable: for NQT, RQT: KS1; KS2
Cost: £50 per participant

NQT: Understanding the Professional School Environment - Expectations Accountability, Workload & Wellbeing

This NQT course is designed to support NQTs make the shift of mindset required to move from being a student or trainee to being a professional teacher in a school environment. Topics covered in this session include:

  • Expectations – the expectations schools have of professional teachers.
  • Tools for self-management – a toolkit that supports NQTs to meet professional expectations, positively impact student attainment whilst managing workload and maintaining positive wellbeing
  • Teacher performance: how it’s measured, staff appraisal and a teacher’s responsibilities to their pupils including marking, assessment and handling data
  • Roles and relationships within a school – what is appropriate conduct for a teacher with children, colleagues, parents and carers they meet at school and what are the roles and responsibilities of the Senior Leadership Team at school?
  • Governance – the role of governors within a school and how that relates to the day to day responsibilities of a teacher
  • Teacher Conduct – the importance of adhering to Teacher Standards and understanding a school’s disciplinary policy

Date: Wednesday 23/09/20
Time: 13:00 – 16:45
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Understanding the Professional School Environment - Expectations Accountability, Workload & Wellbeing

This NQT course is designed to support NQTs make the shift of mindset required to move from being a student or trainee to being a professional teacher in a school environment. Topics covered in this session include:

  • Expectations – the expectations schools have of professional teachers.
  • Tools for self-management – a toolkit that supports NQTs to meet professional expectations, positively impact student attainment whilst managing workload and maintaining positive wellbeing
  • Teacher performance: how it’s measured, staff appraisal and a teacher’s responsibilities to their pupils including marking, assessment and handling data
  • Roles and relationships within a school – what is appropriate conduct for a teacher with children, colleagues, parents and carers they meet at school and what are the roles and responsibilities of the Senior Leadership Team at school?
  • Governance – the role of governors within a school and how that relates to the day to day responsibilities of a teacher
  • Teacher Conduct – the importance of adhering to Teacher Standards and understanding a school’s disciplinary policy

Date: Wednesday 30/09/20
Time: 13:00 – 16:45
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Behaviour for Learning & Pupil Motivation - Managing Your Class and Building Learning Power

This NQT course gives teachers the strategies and tools to build where barriers to learning such as low-level disruption are effectively removed and the classroom environment and culture supports pupils to develop the habits and attitudes of confident, curious and independent learners. The topics covered include:

  • Reflection and evaluation of the first days/ weeks of teaching
  • Why Behaviour Management matters? Low-level disruption as a barrier to learning
  • Four key aspects: expectations, responsibility, routine and relationships – maximising pupil learning and success
  • Why routines are powerful
  • Behaviour feedback

Date: Wednesday 14/10/20
Time: 13:00 – 16:45
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Behaviour for Learning & Pupil Motivation - Managing Your Class and Building Learning Power

This NQT course gives teachers the strategies and tools to build where barriers to learning such as low-level disruption are effectively removed and the classroom environment and culture supports pupils to develop the habits and attitudes of confident, curious and independent learners. The topics covered include:

  • Reflection and evaluation of the first days/ weeks of teaching
  • Why Behaviour Management matters? Low-level disruption as a barrier to learning
  • Four key aspects: expectations, responsibility, routine and relationships – maximising pupil learning and success
  • Why routines are powerful
  • Behaviour feedback

Date: Wednesday 21/10/20
Time: 13:00 – 16:45
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Your First Year - An Essential Toolkit for Managing Your Health, Wellbeing & Personal Effectiveness

This NQT course is delivered by an award-winning consultancy which delivers coaching and training programmes that focus on improving executive performance whilst building personal sustainability and resilience. Their approach is to support NQTs by giving them a powerful ‘tool kit’ of psychological models to enable them to take control of challenging situations and to stay positive even when they’re being stretched to their limit by the demands of their new role and responsibilities.

  • Develop a strong sense of being valued and supported
  • Master breathing techniques that allow you to lower your heart rate and blood pressure
  • Learn how to thrive during challenging times
  • Successfully manage relationships while staying calm and positive
  • Enhance effectiveness whilst managing workload to ensure a healthy work-life balance and longterm positive well-being

Date: Wednesday 11/11/20
Time: 13:00 – 16:45
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Your First Year - An Essential Toolkit for Managing Your Health, Wellbeing & Personal Effectiveness

This NQT course is delivered by an award-winning consultancy which delivers coaching and training programmes that focus on improving executive performance whilst building personal sustainability and resilience. Their approach is to support NQTs by giving them a powerful ‘tool kit’ of psychological models to enable them to take control of challenging situations and to stay positive even when they’re being stretched to their limit by the demands of their new role and responsibilities.

  • Develop a strong sense of being valued and supported
  • Master breathing techniques that allow you to lower your heart rate and blood pressure
  • Learn how to thrive during challenging times
  • Successfully manage relationships while staying calm and positive
  • Enhance effectiveness whilst managing workload to ensure a healthy work-life balance and longterm positive well-being

Date: Wednesday 18/11/20
Time: 13:00 – 16:45
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Early Reading, Reading Across Age Groups & Ensuring Access to the Whole Curriculum

This NQT session will provide a foundation to the key practices of early reading provision and developing reading across the age groups to ensure full access to the curriculum for all children. The topics covered in this module include:

  • The critical importance of all pupils becoming effective readers who love books
  • Reading theory
  • The effective teaching of phonics
  • Creating language-rich environments across all age groups (and the inclusion of ‘real’ books)
  • The importance of developing pupils’ talk
  • How to apply reading skills across the whole range of curriculum subjects

Date: Wednesday 25/11/20
Time: 13:00 – 16:45
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Early Reading, Reading Across Age Groups & Ensuring Access to the Whole Curriculum

This NQT session will provide a foundation to the key practices of early reading provision and developing reading across the age groups to ensure full access to the curriculum for all children. The topics covered in this module include:

  • The critical importance of all pupils becoming effective readers who love books
  • Reading theory
  • The effective teaching of phonics
  • Creating language-rich environments across all age groups (and the inclusion of ‘real’ books)
  • The importance of developing pupils’ talk
  • How to apply reading skills across the whole range of curriculum subjects

Date: Wednesday 02/12/20
Time: 13:00 – 16:45
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Science - Working Scientifically and Creating Engaging Lessons in Science

This course will help NQTs to develop subject knowledge in relation to the skills of working scientifically and how to assess these in class in order to ensure positive impacts in pupil engagement and progress in Science.

  • Participants will extend their understanding of different types of investigation and be given an opportunity to participate in hands-on activities as well as consider planning, knowledge and assessment implications.
  • NQTs will explore different ways to structure a unit and gain practical ideas for how to make practical sessions more manageable and fun. They will leave with knowledge of useful resources to use in class and a range of immediately implementable teaching strategies for Science, including classroom and behaviour management.

Date: Wednesday 09/12/20
Time: 13:00 – 16:45
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Science - Working Scientifically and Creating Engaging Lessons in Science

This course will help NQTs to develop subject knowledge in relation to the skills of working scientifically and how to assess these in class in order to ensure positive impacts in pupil engagement and progress in Science.

  • Participants will extend their understanding of different types of investigation and be given an opportunity to participate in hands-on activities as well as consider planning, knowledge and assessment implications.
  • NQTs will explore different ways to structure a unit and gain practical ideas for how to make practical sessions more manageable and fun. They will leave with knowledge of useful resources to use in class and a range of immediately implementable teaching strategies for Science, including classroom and behaviour management.

Date: Wednesday 16/12/20
Time: 13:00 – 16:45
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Writing & Grammar - an Essential Toolkit for Teachers

This NQT session will encourage NQTs to explore how to teach writing and grammar in engaging and inclusive ways that inspire children to write, gain confidence with grammatical concepts and prepare for the SPAG tests. The content of this essential course includes:

  • Usage and understanding of key grammatical terms
  • Tools and strategies to teach grammar in the context of supporting the improvement of pupils’ writing
  • Preparing for the grammar element of the SPAG tests
  • Facilitating progression in children’s writing – the role of marking
  • Writing in the context of the requirements of the National Curriculum
  • Writing in different genres: fiction/non-fiction and narrative/non-narrative
  • Attendees will be given interactive activities to take back to their schools to enhance the learning of grammar across all age groups

Date: Wednesday 06/01/21
Time: 13:00 – 16:45
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Writing & Grammar - an Essential Toolkit for Teachers

This NQT session will encourage NQTs to explore how to teach writing and grammar in engaging and inclusive ways that inspire children to write, gain confidence with grammatical concepts and prepare for the SPAG tests. The content of this essential course includes:

  • Usage and understanding of key grammatical terms
  • Tools and strategies to teach grammar in the context of supporting the improvement of pupils’ writing
  • Preparing for the grammar element of the SPAG tests
  • Facilitating progression in children’s writing – the role of marking
  • Writing in the context of the requirements of the National Curriculum
  • Writing in different genres: fiction/non-fiction and narrative/non-narrative
  • Attendees will be given interactive activities to take back to their schools to enhance the learning of grammar across all age groups

Date: Wednesday 13/01/21
Time: 13:00 – 16:45
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Mathematics - Developing Teaching & Learning for Greater Pupil Engagement & Mastery

NQTs will be supported in developing their understanding of the four operations and the expectations for teaching the different mental and written methods.

  • The course will focus on how best to use concrete and pictorial representations to build up to teaching written calculations and a wide range of techniques, methods and resources will be demonstrated and shared.
  • Attendees will have the chance to observe maths being taught across the school

Date: Wednesday 20/01/21
Time: 13:00 – 16:45
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Mathematics - Developing Teaching & Learning for Greater Pupil Engagement & Mastery

NQTs will be supported in developing their understanding of the four operations and the expectations for teaching the different mental and written methods.

  • The course will focus on how best to use concrete and pictorial representations to build up to teaching written calculations and a wide range of techniques, methods and resources will be demonstrated and shared.
  • Attendees will have the chance to observe maths being taught across the school

Date: Wednesday 27/01/21
Time: 13:00 – 16:45
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT - Assessing Pupil Progress – Marking, Purposeful Feedback & Assessment for Learning

The aim of this session is to ensure a clear understanding of the purposes and processes of effective assessment, marking and feedback to pupils in order to maximise progress and support pupils in becoming effective learners. The topics covered include:

  • Assessment is essential for measuring a pupil’s learning and should be used in ways that promote student learning; whether learning the subject or broader level
  • How effective marking and feedback is integral to good teaching and learning processes
  • Empowering pupils to be actively involved in understanding how they are making progress, helps to embed learning swiftly and enables accelerated learning

Date: Wednesday 03/02/21
Time: 13:00 – 16:45
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT - Assessing Pupil Progress – Marking, Purposeful Feedback & Assessment for Learning

The aim of this session is to ensure a clear understanding of the purposes and processes of effective assessment, marking and feedback to pupils in order to maximise progress and support pupils in becoming effective learners. The topics covered include:

  • Assessment is essential for measuring a pupil’s learning and should be used in ways that promote student learning; whether learning the subject or broader level
  • How effective marking and feedback is integral to good teaching and learning processes
  • Empowering pupils to be actively involved in understanding how they are making progress, helps to embed learning swiftly and enables accelerated learning

Date: Wednesday 10/02/21
Time: 13:00 – 16:45
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: EYFS - Outstanding Practice in the Early Years (suitable for all EYFS teachers)

Suitable for all EYFS practitioners, this interactive course will provide an opportunity for participants to observe teaching and learning in the classroom and reflect upon what makes good and outstanding practice in EYFS. The cycle of observation, assessment and planning is at the core of Early Years practice. In this course all three will be discussed following a learning walk and lesson observation.

  • Attendees are given the chance to practise their observation skills and engage in professional dialogue about how meaningful on-going assessment impacts upon planning and provision.
  • Participants will develop their understanding of good practice in the context of the revised framework in relation to the observation, assessment and planning cycle.
  • There will be plenty of time for discussion and the sharing of good practice and attendees will leave with a wealth of strategies to try out in their own setting.

Date: Wednesday 24/02/21
Time: 13:00 – 16:45
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: EYFS - Outstanding Practice in the Early Years (suitable for all EYFS teachers)

Suitable for all EYFS practitioners, this interactive course will provide an opportunity for participants to observe teaching and learning in the classroom and reflect upon what makes good and outstanding practice in EYFS. The cycle of observation, assessment and planning is at the core of Early Years practice. In this course all three will be discussed following a learning walk and lesson observation.

  • Attendees are given the chance to practise their observation skills and engage in professional dialogue about how meaningful on-going assessment impacts upon planning and provision.
  • Participants will develop their understanding of good practice in the context of the revised framework in relation to the observation, assessment and planning cycle.
  • There will be plenty of time for discussion and the sharing of good practice and attendees will leave with a wealth of strategies to try out in their own setting.

Date: Wednesday 03/03/21
Time: 13:00 – 16:45
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Effective Time Management - Building Resilience & Positive Wellbeing

This course offers clear strategies on how to minimise the stress that comes with a challenging workload, and how to maximise non-teaching time, work quickly, easily and effectively. It will also help you take control of your life and enjoy your teaching more. Strategies shared in the session include:

  • Reaction and evaluation of the first days/weeks of teaching
  • Time management/organisation
  • Developing relationships (pupils, TAs, teams and parents)
  • Effective use of resources
  • Managing marking
  • How to use time, resources and adults working with you effectively and be clear about what you are aiming to achieve so you work better and not harder

Date: Wednesday 10/03/21
Time: 13:00 – 16:45
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Effective Time Management - Building Resilience & Positive Wellbeing

This course offers clear strategies on how to minimise the stress that comes with a challenging workload, and how to maximise non-teaching time, work quickly, easily and effectively. It will also help you take control of your life and enjoy your teaching more. Strategies shared in the session include:

  • Reaction and evaluation of the first days/weeks of teaching
  • Time management/organisation
  • Developing relationships (pupils, TAs, teams and parents)
  • Effective use of resources
  • Managing marking
  • How to use time, resources and adults working with you effectively and be clear about what you are aiming to achieve so you work better and not harder

Date: Wednesday 17/03/21
Time: 13:00 – 16:45
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Beyond the Core Subjects – Deeper Learning Across the Whole Curriculum, Strategies and Evidence

This NQT course will examine and explore the role a teacher plays in delivering their school’s curriculum and deepening the learning of their pupils. The key topics include:

  • What is a broad and balanced curriculum?
  • Understanding curriculum maps
  • Working with a curriculum’s big picture and connecting it to every lesson
  • The progression of a curriculum in different subjects across age groups
  • The effective use of knowledge organizers
  • Strategies for deepening pupils’ learning
  • Using the curriculum to deepen learning in specific subjects including history and geography
  • What constitutes evidence of deeper learning across the curriculum?
  • What do your pupils need to be able to discuss to evidence their learning in a curriculum subject?
  • What does a teacher need to be able to discuss to evidence their subject knowledge and their understanding of their schools’ curriculum?

Date: Wednesday 24/03/21
Time: 13:00 – 16:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Beyond the Core Subjects – Deeper Learning Across the Whole Curriculum, Strategies and Evidence

This NQT course will examine and explore the role a teacher plays in delivering their school’s curriculum and deepening the learning of their pupils. The key topics include:

  • What is a broad and balanced curriculum?
  • Understanding curriculum maps
  • Working with a curriculum’s big picture and connecting it to every lesson
  • The progression of a curriculum in different subjects across age groups
  • The effective use of knowledge organizers
  • Strategies for deepening pupils’ learning
  • Using the curriculum to deepen learning in specific subjects including history and geography
  • What constitutes evidence of deeper learning across the curriculum?
  • What do your pupils need to be able to discuss to evidence their learning in a curriculum subject?
  • What does a teacher need to be able to discuss to evidence their subject knowledge and their understanding of their schools’ curriculum?

Date: Wednesday 31/03/21
Time: 13:00 – 16:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership - NPQSL

The NPQSL is designed for school leaders who are or aspire to be, a senior leader with the responsibility for leading a team with cross-school responsibilities. The programme develops participants’ knowledge and skills across areas which delineate what an effective leader’s capabilities and knowledge should be whilst giving them the opportunity to build leadership behaviours intrinsic to effective leadership.

NPQSL Structure and Teaching Methods

  • 5 full day ‘Face to Face’ seminar sessions held at Montpelier Primary School
  • Access to high-quality resources, drawing on up-to-date research and evidence
  • Online study modules created by UCL IoE
  • Opportunities for structured reflection
  • Peer to peer support and networking
  • A final assessment that evaluates the participant’s leadership capabilities against the skills set and knowledge presented in the 6 NPQSL content areas

The NPQSL Face to Face Training Session Schedule at West London Teaching Alliance 2020-21:

  • NPQSL Succeeding in Senior Leadership (Friday 13/11/2020)
  • NPQSL Leading, Learning and Teaching (Friday 04/12/2020)
  • NPQSL Leading with Impact (Friday 15/01/2021)
  • NPQSL Leading Effective Partnerships (Friday 05/02/21)
  • NPQSL Leading Strategically – Thursday 04/03/2021

Cost: the total cost of the NPQSL programme 2020-21 at the West London Teaching Alliance is £1100.00

We are keen for schools to indicate expressions of interest in the NPQSL 2020-21 programme in order that we can plan for the autumn term cohort.

Please take a moment to complete the short expression of interest form found by clicking below.

Alternatively, please contact Raj Powar, Teaching School Administrator at RPowar@montpelier.ealing.sch.uk or on 020 8997 5855.

The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership - NPQML

The NPQML is designed for teachers who are or aspire to be, a middle leader with the responsibility for leading a team within a school. The programme develops participants’ middle leadership knowledge and whilst giving them the opportunity to develop key leadership behaviours.

NPQML Structure and Teaching Methods

The NPQML programme at WLTA is an 18-month long programme of study that includes:

  • 4 full day ‘Face to Face’ seminar sessions held at Montpelier Primary School
  • Access to high-quality resources, drawing on up-to-date research and evidence
  • Online study modules created by UCL IoE
  • Opportunities for structured reflection
  • Peer to peer support and networking
  • A final assessment requiring the completion of a school improvement project lasting at least two school terms

The NPQML Face to Face Training Session Schedule at West London Teaching Alliance 2020-21:

  • NPQML Leading with Impact (Thursday 12/11/2020)
  • NPQML Leading, Learning and Teaching (Thursday 03/12/2020)
  • NPQML Leading Effective Partnerships (Thursday 14/01/2021)
  • NPQML Leading Strategically (Thursday 04/02/2021)

Cost: the total cost of the NPQML programme 2020-21 at the West London Teaching Alliance is £890.00

We are keen for schools to indicate expressions of interest in the NPQML 2020-21 programme in order that we can plan for the autumn term cohort.

Please either take a moment to complete the short expression of interest form found by clicking below: 

Alternatively, please contact Raj Powar, Teaching School Administrator at RPowar@montpelier.ealing.sch.uk or on 020 8997 5855.

School Direct

Working in partnership with the University of Roehampton, the WLTA supported nine School Direct Trainees placed in seven alliance schools through the academic year 2018-19.

This first-ever cohort of 9 WLTA School Direct Trainees has been resoundingly successful, with all nine successfully gaining their PGCE and QTS qualifications. 90% of our School Direct Trainees secured NQT posts for September 2019 with the vast majority staying at the schools in Ealing that fostered them through their School Direct Year.

Schools that have participated in the WLTA School Direct programme have found that participation in School Direct has proved extremely beneficial for a number of reasons. Engaging a School Direct Trainee stabilizes recruitment, helps to shape school CPD, builds links with other schools and delivers long term financial savings. Furthermore, schools’ School Direct mentors are provided with high-quality CPD by the University of Roehampton and the School Direct Trainee’s NQT induction is aided because they already know the school’s systems and pedagogy.

Key Elements of the School Direct Process

Once a school has joined the WLTA School Direct programme, the key elements of the recruitment process are:

  • WLTA searches for candidates and carries out initial screening of applications
  • Promising candidates are telephone interviewed by the WLTA before applications are forwarded to recruiting Headteachers for interview shortlisting
  • Recruiting Headteachers interview candidates that they have selected
  • The interview is a four-part process which requires the candidate to deliver a short observed lesson, be interviewed by a panel of Headteachers and to sit a literacy and numeracy paper
  • Once an offer is made to a candidate following a successful interview, the University of Roehampton’s Admissions Department takes over the recruitment process
  • Recruiting schools to appoint a School Direct mentor and Class Teacher (ideally separate individuals) in advance of the Trainee’s arrival in September

School Direct Testimonial

After completing her School Direct year at her host school a School Direct graduate has completed her first full term as a Year 2 teacher at an Ealing School. She offers the following testimonial regarding her experience as a School Direct Trainee with the WLTA:

During September 2018 to July 2019 I was enrolled on the School Direct Programme at Montpelier Primary School. Whilst challenging and daunting it was an extremely rewarding and insightful year. Teaching was an area that I previously had little experience of and therefore felt extremely nervous and apprehensive at the start the course.

 

However, I feel little else could have prepared me any better for my NQT year. The ‘hands-on’ placement year meant that I got to know the routines and systems at my school well and this prepared me for the current academic year. At times I doubted I would be here as an NQT due to the varied demands expected of you as a practitioner. I feel privileged to have had the support of fantastic mentors at both my ‘home’.

 

In addition to the support of mentors, tutors and lecturers, the Teaching School (WLTA) went over and above to ensure the smooth running of the programme and my own wellbeing. Throughout the programme, we received valuable and thought-provoking training from a range of professionals working within schools and in other areas of education. It was rewarding to visit other schools as part of the Complementary Training Plan rather than being based in a single school for the whole year. It provided me with invaluable opportunities to meet other trainees and teachers from a range of schools.

 

I fully recommend the School Direct Programme at the WLTA to any potential trainee.

For further information regarding the School Direct 2020-21 programme with the West London Teaching Alliance and the University of Roehampton, please contact Raj Powar, Teaching School Administrator at RPowar@montpelier.ealing.sch.uk or on 020 8997 5855.

Alternatively, please take a moment to complete the short expression of interest form found at the following link to arrange a telephone consultation with Raj Powar about the potential benefits to your school from taking part in School Direct:

You can book via Teaching School Administrator, Raj Powar at RPowar@montpelier.ealing.sch.uk or by calling 020 8997 5855.