News & Updates

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

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

History Subject Leaders Training – New Date

Stuart Tiffany (Mr T) is delivering a day of training for History and Curriculum Leaders. This course is aimed to support curriculum leaders to develop and improve the teaching of history across the primary phase.

Originally planned for the 9th June 2020 at Bourne Westfield this has now been moved to the 5th November 2020.

Please click to view the FLYER and to book please visit Bookitbee.

Updated 7 May 2020

Voice21 Oracy Project – Few places left

Keystone Teaching School have formed a partnership with Voice21, national experts in oracy. We know that this is a huge focus for primary schools and especially now that pupils have had even less opportunity for talk during school closures. Together with Voice21 we are going to be running an oracy project with a group of between 10 and 15 schools. The project will train 2 oracy leads from each school involved who can then disseminate training across their whole school community. The project will run between 1 and 3 years depending upon the level of commitment that the school wishes to give.

For further details please get in touch by email

Updated 7th 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

Networks 2020-21

The flyers are now 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 Autumn term will take place via Zoom.

Added 16 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 before Friday 11th September.

Added 14 July 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

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

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

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

EEF Guidance 

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

Added 1 May 2020

Y2 and Y6 Engage and Accelerate Programme

Keystone and Lead Equate Teaching Schools are providing year 6 and year 2 teachers with some practical teaching approaches and resources to support high levels of pupil engagement and accelerated progress.

Please click to view the FLYER and to book please visit Bookitbee.

Added 15 July 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

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

Added 10 July 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.

Added 23 June 2020

NQT Update and Support

You will remember that we sent out communication with regards to your Induction year just before the Easter break, with updated government advice.  We recognise that if the school closures and current lockdown conditions continue for some time, then managing your Induction year will be more challenging. Therefore please see below several documents which the Lincolnshire Appropriate Bodies have worked on together, which should support you with both managing the Induction requirements and gathering evidence for your next assessment point.  If you require any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

LTT Letter Supporting Teacher Standards

LTT Teachers’ Standards Evidence Grid

NQT CPD Primary Plan

NQT CPD Secondary Plan

Added 27 April 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

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