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March 2018


Research School, Teaching and Learning Conference - Truro,

Monday 23rd April

As part of the growing network of Research Schools nationally, we have been able to secure some of the top names in evidence-based education to speak at the event. Alongside experienced workshop facilitators, they’ll be providing practical guidance on how to improve outcomes for children in Cornwall through a better understanding of the science of learning. The day will include keynotes from Prof. Jonathan Sharples, Senior Researcher at the EEF as well as Marc Rowland, author of A Practical Guide to the Pupil Premium and former Director of Research at the National Education Trust. There will also be a series of practical workshops on developing effective learners through metacognition and memory for learning.

 Tickets are £95 for the full day (£49.50 for members of Cornwall Teaching Schools Alliance).

 If would like more information or would like help reserving a place, please contact our Project Manager, Victoria Flower, by email:

or book online direct via google form here.


The Second Application window for the New NPQs (NPQML, NPQSL & NPQH) will open on March 5th 2018 and will close on April 15th 2018.

If you would like to express an interest in one of our programmes now, then please email .  We will hold your email on file and contact you prior to the next application window. We look forward to hearing from you.




Implementation Group Meetings - dates for 2018

Tuesday, 13th March 2018 - Hele's College, Plympton

Tuesday, 19th June 2018 - Stoke Damerel Community College, PL3 4BD 


Interested in a career in teaching in the South West of England?

Then come along to a Train to Teach Taster Day, click to here to find out more.

SWTSA (South West Teaching School Alliance) is delighted to be hosting a train to teach day for anyone considering becoming a teacher.

This will be an ideal opportunity for prospective teachers to receive face to face help and advice about teacher training provision in the South West. High quality providers will be on hand to offer guidance on teaching as a career, the application process and the models of training available. There will be a mix of all phases represented (early years, primary and secondary) and formal presentations will be delivered at least twice throughout the evening.

Contact: for more details.



Future Teachers Conference - 2018

Tuesday 14th November 2017 at Buckfast Abbey and is to be repeated on 13 November 2018.  

Over 100 students from across the Alliance attended the Conference this year on Tuesday, 14th November 2017 - thank you for supporting this fantastic opportunity to encourage students to think about teaching as a career.

next Years conference booked for Tuesday 13 November, 2018 - Buckfast Abbey from 1pm.



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