News & Updates

LEAD TS Hub Newsletter – September 2021

Please CLICK HERE to view the LEAD Teaching School Hub newsletter for September.

Added 17th September 2021

LTT Infographic 

Lincolnshire Teaching Schools Together have produced a poster detailing their activity and impact in 2020-21.  To view this please click HERE.

Added 21st July 2021

New LEAD TS Hub Website Live

The LEAD Teaching School Hub website is now live.  Please visit for all of the latest information and CPD available through the Hub.

Added 9th July 2021

ECF Ready Events

The Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms will be rolled out nationally in September 2021.  The Teaching School Hub has selected a series of dates to inform you of the next steps for enrolling an Early Career Teacher from September 2021, including what this means for your school.  For further details please visit the flyer HERE, watch a short video HERE and to book please visit ECF Ready Events

Updated 17th June 2021

LTT Partnership News

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

Updated 12th February 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:

Added 1 May 2020

NPQ Ready Events

Please CLICK HERE to find out more about the NPQ programmes in Lincolnshire.

Added 17th September 2021

Legacy NQT Update

Please see the link below providing the latest update on funding available to schools for NQTs that will complete their induction in Summer 2021, for the equivalent of 5% off timetable for the next academic year.

Current/Legacy NQT Update

Added 22nd June 2021

Legacy NQTs

With the new Early Career Framework starting in September, ECTs (formerly known as NQTs) will have a 2 year induction. NQTs that started their induction prior to September 2021, will continue with a 1 year induction, or equivalent if they are employed part-time and they have until September 2023 to complete this.

Please CLICK HERE for a letter from the new Appropriate Body for Lincolnshire for September 2021 onwards, LEAD Teaching School Hub, providing further details.

We are awaiting final clarification, but we believe that we will be able to transfer you automatically to the new Appropriate Body, LEAD Teaching School Hub in September. We will be in touch in due course to confirm.

We will continue to be your point of contact and provide all of the services as we have done previously, but working in partnership with LEAD Teaching School Hub.

Updated 17th June 2021

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

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

Updated 25th September 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

ECT Offer from TS Hub

Please see the links below to the LEAD TS Hub Guide to the Lincolnshire Early Career Framework & Appropriate Body Provision and their FAQ document:

L.E.A.D. TS Hub & Lincolnshire Delivery Partners brochure 
L.E.A.D. TS Hub & Lincolnshire Delivery Partners – ECF/AB FAQ document

We will continue to be your point of contact and provide all of the services as we have done previously, but working in partnership with LEAD Teaching School Hub.

Updated 18th June 2021

Primary Computing Courses – Summer 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 Summer term. For further details please CLICK HERE.

Updated 29th March 2021

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

Assessment Guidance and Advice

The free LA Assessment offer for Summer includes:

• Y2 and Y6 End of Phase Assessment workshops available in May
• Summer Revision Materials and training for Y2 and Y6 available in May

Visit out moderation page to view the flyers.  All of these will be delivered virtually and to book on please visit BOOKITBEE

Updated 29th March 2021

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

For an overview of the ELSA course please watch the following video: CLICK HERE 

Learning to Listen

Futures in Mind Bespoke Services

Updated 12 February 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.

Updated 7 December 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 before Friday 11th September.

Added 14 July 2020