Keystone is based at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy in Bourne, South Lincolnshire. Previously one of the 8 Teaching Schools in Lincolnshire, now working in partnership with the LEAD Teaching School Hub, to improve outcomes for young people in Lincolnshire.
Our focus is to understand the needs of our local schools and to respond by identifying, developing and co-ordinating school-based expertise which can be shared widely. Teaching and learning becomes more successful and in turn improves the lives of the pupils in our schools.
Keystone has developed close working relationships with mainly South Lincolnshire schools, however works across the whole county. We utilise the strengths of our partners and team to share good practice across a range of strategies, such as Initial Teaching Training and School to School Support.
Keystone provides a personal, professional and friendly approach to all schools.
Teaching School Hubs
The teaching school hub programme will create a network of 87 centres of excellence for teacher training and development, focused on some of the best schools and multi-academy trusts in the country. This programme replaces the previous network of around 750 teaching schools, which will end in August 2021.
Teaching school hubs will provide high-quality professional development to teachers at all stages of their careers.
They will be expected to play a significant role in delivering:
• school-based initial teacher training (ITT)
• the early career framework
• the new specialist national professional qualifications (NPQ)
• leadership NPQs
• appropriate body services for early career teachers
Teaching school hubs will also promote and deliver other high-quality evidence-based professional development to school leaders and teachers.
LEAD Teaching School Hub
LEAD Teaching School Hub is designated to work with schools across Lincolnshire, outlined by the DfE as the following areas: Boston, Lincoln, North Kesteven, South Holland, South Kesteven, East Lindsey, West Lindsey, supporting every school type and phase, including Nursery, Primary, Secondary, Special and Alternative Provision.
Please visit their website for further information HERE.
Lincolnshire Hub Partner
Keystone are one of a number of partners that are working closely with LEAD Teaching School Hub. We work closely with them and support with Initial teacher Training, the Early Career Framework and the Appropriate Body services for Early Career Teachers. We also support the Hub with CPD and professional forums and lead moderation across the county.