News & Updates

Coronavirus Update from Keystone

Please be aware that all of our face to face events up to Easter have been cancelled to support social distancing and we are currently looking at alternative ways to support our schools. In light of the announcement today from the DfE all of our moderation events in April and May will be cancelled and we will be in touch to arrange refunds to those that were booked to attend. We thank you at this time for your understanding and if you need any support please do not hesitate to contact us by email.

Added 20 March 2020

History Subject Leaders Training

Stuart Tiffany (Mr T) is delivering a day of training for History and Curriculum Leaders on the 9th June 2020 at Bourne Westfield. This course is aimed to support curriculum leaders to develop and improve the teaching of history across the primary phase. Please click to view the FLYER and to book please visit Bookitbee.

Added 24 February 2020

Leicester Children’s Hospital CPD 

Leicester Children’s Hospital School are committed to supporting schools and other partners through a regular CPD programme and a bespoke training offer, helping to support children with medical needs.  Please click HERE to view the full details.

Added 28 January 2020

School Improvement Programmes of Support

Did you know that we can offer support to headteachers and school leaders to drive school improvement?  Our Local Leaders of Education (LLEs) can offer coaching and support to new headteachers or offer peer challenge and support to experienced headteachers, ensuring impact in school improvement strategies.  Please see our School Improvement programmes of support flyer for the details on the packages available.

Updated 28 Jan 2020

Supporting Stronger Governance

Lincolnshire Teaching Schools Together (LTT), The Lincolnshire Learning Partnership (LLP), Lincolnshire County Council (LCC), Lincoln Anglican Diocese and the Leaders of Governance (NLGs/LLGs) have all worked together to produce a comprehensive and coherent support offer to ensure stronger governance of schools and academies in Lincolnshire.  Please click here to view the Governance Support Guide.

Added 19 June 2019

Coronavirus Update for NQTs

In light of the announcement made this week to close schools, we appreciate this is a difficult time for everyone. Please continue to complete your assessments for this term and we will be in touch to advise what happens next term as soon as we have further details.

Added 20 March 2020

Y1,3,4 and 5 Moderation Book Available Now

Helen Ackrill, the Keystone Director and LA KS2 Lead Moderator, has written a moderation book containing exemplification materials for the non-statutory year groups of 1,3,4 and 5 and these are now available to purchase.  To place your order please complete the order form and return to 

Added 11 December 2019

Teaching Vacancies

Are you aware of ‘Teaching Vacancies’ which is the free, national service for searching and listing teaching jobs. It will help publicly-funded schools save money and attract quality teachers. Visit for further information.

Added 24 January 2020

SEN Offer

Keystone Teaching School are able to provide the following support around SEN:

  • SEND audit/reviews
  • SEN Networks
  • Bespoke SEN support provided by our SLEs
  • SENCO coaching around The Graduated Approach and requesting EHCPs

For a more specialist offer please click here to view the LEARN/Inspire offer.

Added 15 July 2019

Easter Schools Materials

Pat Eccles and Helen Ackrill have provided a suite of materials for schools to use with their pupils during this unprecedented time which we hope will help whilst the schools are closed. Please visit the following links for the materials:

Booster materials and reading resources:
Easter 2019
Easter 2020

Amended 27th March 2020

Curriculum Training

Bill Lord, LLE is delivering a series of three curriculum sessions, the last one takes place on the 21st May 2020 at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy. Please click to view the FLYER and to book please visit Bookitbee.

Amended 14 February 2020

Science Hub Newsletter

Please click HERE to view the latest Science Hub Newsletter providing details of their CPD offering this term. 

Added 28 January 2020

Peer Improvement Pathway

The Peer Improvement Pathway pilot project is now underway and Keystone has 6 schools within its Hub.  Each school has previously engaged in some form of Peer Review and will now be using the EEF guidance ‘Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation’ in order to formulate action plans.  Our Enquiry Lead will be facilitating 3 cluster meetings over the year using research to inform practice.  As part of these meetings, 3 of the schools will showcase areas of the school which are working well.  We hope that this enquiry process will provide high support/high challenge to all those involved, in order act as a powerful school improvement tool.  The project will last for the academic year 2019/2020 but we hope will continue beyond this.  Should you be interested in future projects then please let us know.

Added 31 October 2019