Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance

LTSA Resources

During this unprecedented time, we have created a central page for the latest resources, updates and information in relation to the LTSA work streams.  Please click on the titles to expand the fields. 

 Resources for teachers and pupils

General Resources

  • The Department for Education has updated their list of online educational resources to help children learn at home for free, this list covers pupils of all ages - please click here to access the DFE website
  • Oak National Academy is a new online service to help teachers and families access educational materials during the school closures -  please click here
  • The Chartered College for Teaching has collated resources from across the education sector, including Home Learning Support, Online CPD and education updates - please click here  
  • Dr Kathy Weston has released a video on supporting parents through home education, including key ideas - please click here
  • BBC Bitesize Daily has been developed to provide new lessons every weekday for pupils from Y1 - Y10 - please click here.  BBC Teach also has free videos, resources and interactive lessons for parents and teachers - please click here
  • Future Learn has online CPD courses available, we have selected some Leadership, Teaching and Learning and courses available to Sixth form students that may be of interest - please click here 
  • The Teacher Development Trust have put together a number of free online Zoom meetings with some high profile names from the CPD world - please click here to register
  • The Oxford University Press have put together free lesson packs in English, Geography, History, Maths, Modern Languages, PE, Psychology, RE & Science -  please click here
  • The EEF (Education Endowment Foundation) have a series of resources to support schools and parents to make the most of home learning -  please click here

English Resources

  • Rooted in Reading is an LTSA resources that schools can use to track and encourage students' personal reading.  We have made online versions of three of our passports for students to download and use at home - please click here to access these
  • Where to get hold of books without leaving the house - please click here to access online books through Audible; The British Library; Lincolnshire Library Service; My Modern Met  
  • NATENews and NATENet have released a special edition which includes advice and resources to teachers in all stages of their careers - please click here
  • NATE has free teaching resources available on its website to support teachers and students - please click here
  • English and Media revision resources are now available free - please click here

Maths Resources

  • The University of Nottingham are hosting a webinair series, on Tuesday 21st April it will be focused on Understanding and addressing low attainment in lower secondary mathematics, click here for more details and to join over Zoom
  • The Mathematical Association has free resources available to help pupils and parents at home - please click here
  • STEM Learning have a range of maths resources available -  please click here

Science, Computing & Technology Resources

  • SLP and STEM Learning have a range of resources available for teachers, parents and carers - please click here to be redirected to our website
  • A list of websites containing resources for pupils aimed at Science, Computing, Geography and educational videos can also be found on our website - please click here
  • Teach Computing has professional development courses for teachers, to support the teaching of computing from KS1-4 - please click here
  • The Association for Science Education (ASE) has a directory of resources for primary and secondary -  please click here
  • The Design and Technology Association has free resources available for home learning -  please click here
  • TPEA has teacher resources and home learning support for Computing -  please click here

Humanities Resources

  • The Historical Association has a range of open access materials available for pupils and teachers - please click here
  • The Royal Geographical Society has teaching resources available to support Geography at Home - please click here
  • The National  Association of teachers of Religious Education (NATRE) has support for teachers and pupils - please click here
  • PSHE Association has guidance documents, podcasts and articles available to download - please click here

Arts Resources

  • NSEAD have a variety of arts, craft and design remote resources for all ages available to teachers, parents and carers -  please click here
  • One Dance UK has collated a series of online resources, videos and task ideas for teachers on their website -   please click here
  • Music Mark has a selection of home learning resources available for all ages - please click here
  • ISM also has music resources for educations on its website - please click here

PE Resources

  • AFPE has updates available for teachers on its website as well as videos to support the teaching of PE at home - please click here
  • Please also refer to our section "Keeping Active" at the bottom of this page for more fitness ideas

Key COVID-19 Updates


LTSA Key Covid-19 Updates - CPD & S2S 

To ensure maximum staffing levels in schools during these unprecedented times, Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance has taken the decision to cancel or postpone all LTSA face-to-face events and training until the end of this academic year (Friday 17th July 2020).  In line with LTT, all school to school deployments will also be put on hold. 

We are reviewing the national picture regularly, and will communicate with our alliance partners and participants as to any further information which is relevant as soon as we are able to.  We will also publish pertinent information on this page, including updates and resources relevant for our schools. 

Lincolnshire Teaching Schools Together (LTT) have produced a special edition of Partnership News for schools, a copy can be found at the bottom of this page.  The LTT website can be accessed here.

National Thank a Teacher Day - Wednesday 20th May 2020, thank you for joining us in saying thank you to all the teachers, school leaders, teaching assistants and support staff for their amazing work, especially in these unprecedented times.  For more information, please click here.   


LTSA CPD Programme Resources 

To enable teachers across LTSA to maintain the development of their CPD despite the cancellation of our programmes, we have curated lists of resources and course links to meet the specific needs of delegates on each of our programmes.  Please click the relevant headings below:

Early Career Teacher Programme

Embedding Excellence

Introduction to Middle Leadership

Introduction to Senior Leadership

Subject Leader Development Meetings

Full Alliance

Innovation Groups


NPQs - Lincolnshire Cohort

For all NPQ participants, coaches and HTs on our current NPQ programmes, please read the following Contingency for Coronavirus planning document for updates:

Our programme is still running as online delivery and training, we continue to share and support our NPQ participants in partnership with our accrediting provider (George Spencer Teaching School Alliance).  The George Spencer website can be found by clicking here.

Booking is now open for a September 2020 start, please click here to be re-directed to our NPQ website page for further information and the application forms.   


Stronger Governance

The Coronavirus: Information for governing boards March 2020 - please click here

NGA Learning Link is an online training platform which all governors in Lincolnshire can access for free - click here for further information

We have compilied a list of 16 questions as a framework to support Chairs and Clerks to think about how they can manage the governance in their schools during lockdown - please click here

Our Library of Key Resources remains up-to-date with governor resources and information for schools, Chairs, Clerks and Governing Boards - please click here to access this through our website


LTSA SCITT

The DFE have released a guidance for ITT providers and the ITT criteria has been temporarily amended in light of Covid-19 - please click here to read the guidance on the DFE webpage.  LTSA SCITT are currently communicating directly with all our trainees and schools in response to the latest guidance, a new training programme has been shared with trainees and we are using online resources to support in their development.  We are fully supporting trainees in their journey to achieve QTS at the end of the academic year. 

LTSA SCITT are no longer recruiting for September 2020, applications will re-open in October for a September 2021 start.   Please click here for further information on our primary and secondary teacher training programmes. 


Science Learning Partnership/Computing Hub

The Science & Computing Hub for Lincolnshire has a wealth of resources and brand new remote CPD courses for both Primary and Secondary Teachers, which includes science and computing.  There is also a wealth of resources available for teaching all ages, from primary up to A Level.

STEM Learning is pleased to offer a comprehensive national programme of home learning support for teachers and parents that can be accessed free of charge.  If you are looking to continue your professional development with our new remote CPD, or a full programme of online CPD, we are here to support you over the coming months. You can find high quality resources for the remote teaching of STEM subjects for every age group on our website, and support parents by sharing our Home learning activities, including a ‘Parent Survival guide for Home Learning’.

The Lincolnshire SLP have a wealth of resources available for teachers, parents and carers through our website - please click here to be redirected.  A list of websites containing resources for pupils aimed at Science, Computing, Geography and education videos can be found by clicking here

If you want to get in touch or have any questions you can email us at science@lincstsa.co.uk

 

Teach Computing has a series of professional development courses for teachers available to  support KS1-KS4 teaching -  please click here

 


Wellbeing & Keeping Active

Wellbeing

  • NHS - Every Mind Matters, this link includes expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters
  • Headspace for Educators - Headspace offers free access to teachers and school support staff across the UK: https://www.headspace.com/educators
  • Education Support Partnership - provides a free mental health and wellbeing support service for all education staff, call them on: 08000 562 561 or: https://www.educationsupport.org.uk/
  • Calm - Find your calm.  Sleep more. Stress less. Live Better: www.calm.com
  • KYRA Teaching School Alliance have put together some useful links and resources linked to wellbeing which may be of use to schools and communities - please click here

Keeping Active

  • Fitness Blender has free videos featuring a range of exercises and workouts - please click here
  • A wealth of celebrities and personal trainers have released a range of videos and tutorials online where you can access dance, yoga and exercise classes for free
  • PE with Joe Wicks streams daily at 9am - click here for the Body Coach YouTube channel

Confident Choices

Confident Choices are pleased to be offering a series of weekly webinars for Lincolnshire Career Leaders during this time.  These webinars will be free to access and will be hosted by a range of partners, all of which are designed to enable you to develop your careers provision in school. For more information, please click here to view the full details and webinar schedule.

Confident Choices list of online career resources for Key Stage 5 and 4 -  please click here

Confident Choices May update document - this update tells the story of our first nine months; it records our achievements to date and informs schools about the next steps of the project - please click here

If you would like to be added to the Confident Choices mailing list to receive further updates, please email: ewilson@lincstsa.co.uk

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