South West Specialist Schools Teaching Alliance (SW SSTA)
Girls with Autism – in the Spring Term we hosted 2 training sessions for mainstream schools on girls with Autism. The first session at Bidwell on 26.02.20 and the second at Ellen Tinkham College was held on the 11.03.20. The sessions were facilitated by Stella Taylor and were well received by the participants who attended.
Engagement Model training. - On Thursday 27th February we were delighted to have Alison Ley from Pennine Teaching School deliver ‘Train the trainer’ training on the new Engagement Model, which will be statutory from September 2020. The engagement model will be used to assess pupils who are working below the standard of the national curriculum assessments and not engaged in subject specific study at key Stage 1 and 2. The engagement model replace P scales 1-4 and will become statutory from the 2020/21 academic year. 20 delegates from across the South West attended the event with an expectation that this will be rolled out across the county over the summer term. It was a great networking opportunity as well raising awareness of our Teaching School to a wider audience.