News & Updates

Bite Size CPD Library

Keystone are offering a library of bite size CPD to your school, enabling you to learn anytime, anywhere. The 10 sessions are available now and can be used flexibly by your staff whenever needed e.g. for staff meetings. For further details please see the FLYER.

Updated 15th January 2021

LTT Partnership News

Please CLICK HERE to view the latest version of the Lincolnshire Teaching Schools Together Partnership News.

Updated 15th January 2021

Networks 2020-21

The flyers are available with all of the dates for our English, EYFS, SENCO and SLE networks for 2020-21.  Please visit the CPD page to view all the details.  The sessions due to take place in the Spring term will take place via Zoom.

Updated 15th January 2021

HLTA Status with Best Practice and Keystone

Keystone Teaching School is delighted to be offering local delivery of Higher Level Teaching Assistant status preparation and assessment, with Best Practice Network.

Our next programme is scheduled to begin in the second half of the autumn term 2020. Dates will be set once a cohort is confirmed and there is more clarity regarding the implications of Covid-19.

For further details please view the leaflet here.

Added 10 July 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

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

EEF Guidance 

Don’t forget to visit the EEF website for guidance on how to support home learning during Covid-19:

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/covid-19-resources/

Added 1 May 2020

Early Careers Framework Offer with Ambition Institute

The DfE’s Early Career Framework (ECF) underpins an entitlement to a fully-funded two-year package
of structured training and support for early career teachers linked to the best available research
evidence.

There are four national providers and Keystone Teaching School are working closely with Equate, Connect, Learn and Charter Teaching Schools to promote Ambition’s ECF offering to this year’s cohort of NQTs. This is an early roll out and the framework will become mandatory from September 2021.

For further details please view the leaflet HERE and to sign up please contact us at enquiries@keystoneteaching.org.uk

Added 10 July 2020

NQT Guidance 2021

Following the recent government announcement, Lincolnshire Teaching Schools Together (LTT) Appropriate Bodies met to review the most current DfE guidance, in relation to NQT statutory induction. Please see below a link to a letter with our response and further supporting information for schools.

Covid-19 January Lockdown letter

Teacher Standards Evidence Grid – Covid-19

Added 15th January 2021

Primary Computing Courses – Spring Term

The Lincolnshire Computing Hub, whose role is all about improving computing provision for all pupils across Lincolnshire, are running Primary Computing Courses remotely during the Spring term. For further details please CLICK HERE.

Updated 8th December 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 enquiries@keystoneteaching.org.uk

Updated 25th September 2020

Futures in Mind and Keystone

Keystone Teaching School would like to promote the bespoke psychological services provided by Futures in Mind.  Please see the links below to the flyers for the ELSA courses and Supervision for DSLs.  When booking and you are asked how you heard about the course, please advise ‘Keystone’.

Supervision for Designated Safeguarding Leads

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant programme in Spalding, Grantham, Lincoln and Horncastle

Futures in Mind Bespoke Services

Added 10 July 2020

Lincolnshire NPQs Booking Information

Lincolnshire Teaching Schools Together are pleased to share that the booking processes for the Lincolnshire National Professional Qualification programmes 2020-21 are OPEN. Our programmes include the NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH and NPQEL qualifications.

For 2020 -2021: In the current climate, we have converted many of our face-to-face days into online webinars, video resources and activities so that learning is flexible for schools. We anticipate that this will be the offer for the Autumn term and hope to integrate some face-to-face learning in the Spring and Summer terms.

Funding details are provided in the NPQ Leadership Programmes document, including the rationale for there being two application deadlines. This is funding-related.

Please note the application deadlines for the programmes. Please can you ensure that you complete your online booking form (accessed through the website below) before the following closing dates:

• 8th July or 25th September

If you require any further information, please visit the website where you can find details regarding dates, costs and the booking forms.

Added 15 June 2020

Virtual Deep Dive in Reading

The English Hub have arranged for Her Majesty’s Inspector, Kirsty Godfrey, to deliver an Ofsted Deep Dive in Reading on 22nd March 2021, and this will now be held virtually.  For further details please see the FLYER.

Updated 15th January 2021

Futures in Mind Online Courses

We would like to make you aware of three on-line, on-demand training courses that Futures in Mind have available: Each course is available for £75 which gives all staff in a school continuous access to the training. The first two courses might be particularly relevant in light of the Recover Lincolnshire approaches.

• Emotion Coaching, Listen, Protect, Connect and Speech Sounds Awareness

Please CLICK HERE to view the flyer or visit their website for further details and to find out about the supervision and coaching offer – designed to support staff wellbeing. https://futuresinmind.org/our-services/bespoke-supervision-support-packages/

Updated 7 December 2020

RQT CPD Package

Making the transition from an NQT into an RQT (Recently Qualified Teacher) can be quite a challenge, as you move away from a high level of mentor support, to becoming more independent in the classroom. Many, particularly those in small schools, may be asked to take on subject leader roles and middle management roles in order to support your professional development.

We have designed a new RQT training programme beginning this Autumn to develop and enhance leadership skills and to support career progression.  For further details please view the leaflet HERE.

Updated 16 October 2020

LTT Infographic

Lincolnshire Teaching Schools Together have produced a poster detailing their activity and impact in 2019-20.  To view this please click HERE.

Updated 25th September 2020

Recover Lincolnshire Newsletter Issue 3

Please see the latest Recover Lincolnshire newsletter HERE.

Updated 25th September 2020

Recover Lincolnshire Support for Schools

Lincolnshire Teaching Schools Together (LTT), are providing a programme of support for schools called ‘Recover Lincolnshire’ offering virtual networks, resources, specialist support and more.  Please click HERE for further details.

To view the first issue of the Recover Lincolnshire newsletter please click HERE.

Updated 16 July 2020

DfE Guidance for NQTs

Please see the LINK for the DfE guidance to schools and NQTs starting induction from September 2020.

Added 15 July 2020

Small Schools Project

The Small Schools project is recommencing with the small school English and Maths cluster meetings designed to focus upon mixed age planning and recovery curriculum. Primarily this is open to all small schools with approximately 120 pupils on roll, however should we not reach maximum capacity, this could be widened to slightly bigger schools.  For further details please see the FLYER.

If you are interested in taking part in this project, then please get in touch with Denise Parker at denise.parker@keystoneteaching.org.uk before Friday 11th September.

Added 14 July 2020

Whole School SEND Videos for NQTs

Whole School SEND have developed condition-specific videos for NQTs to develop knowledge of SEND and to introduce helpful resources and tips for the classroom. The videos could also support ITT delivery by offering underpinning knowledge about a range of SEND conditions. These free resources are accessible here.

Added 2 June 2020