News & Updates

ECF Ready Events June 2022

L.E.A.D. Teaching School Hub ECF/AB Team warmly invite schools to one of their ECF Ready events this term. There are  two sessions, one for those who are new to having an ECT in their school and the other providing updates on ECF to those that have had an ECT from September 2021.  For further details and to book a place please visit the flyer HERE.

Updated 8th June 2022

LEAD TS Hub Website

To view the LEAD Teaching School Hub website please visit for all of the latest information and CPD available through the Hub.

Updated 8th June 2022

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 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

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

LEAD TS Hub Newsletter – June 2022

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

Updated 8th June 2022

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

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 Conference 2022

The next Keystone Assessment Conference is booked for Friday 25th November 2022 at Greetham.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest assessment updates and network with others.  Watch this space for further details coming soon.

Updated 13th December 2021

Moderation Events 2022-23

The flyers will be coming soon for all of the moderation events taking place in the next academic year, including the Cross Phase Moderation, Writing Stamina and Planning for Progression in Writing training.  For further details please visit the Moderation page.

Updated 8th June 2022

Y1, 3, 4 and 5 Moderation Book Available

Helen Ackrill, the Local Authority KS2 Moderation Manager, has written a moderation book containing exemplification materials for the non-statutory year groups of 1, 3, 4 and 5 and these are available to purchase.  To place your order please complete the order form and return to

Updated 13th December 2021

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

Futures in Mind and Keystone

Keystone 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