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St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

St Thomas More
Catholic Secondary School

Teaching School

 

St Thomas More School, as part of the Bedford Catholic Schools (St Francis of Assisi Academies Trust) was designated as a Teaching School in 2011. Inspirit is committed to supporting teachers across Bedford Borough, the Diocese of Northampton and the wider Eastern Region. 

At Inspirit, we offer a range of high quality CPD programmes and courses encompassing leadership, teaching and learning. We also provide bespoke school CPD packages. Our programmes support career development and progression for all who work in schools, as well as for Governors and External Agencies.

Some of these programmes offer National accreditation, such as the National Qualifications for Senior and Middle Leadership - NPQSL and NPQML. We work with The COLAB Leadership Centre, linked to the University of London, to deliver these programmes.

Our programmes are based on in-depth research and identified best practice. They are delivered by expert practitioners, who have a deep understanding of pedagogy.

School-to-school support ranges from supporting a single department to supporting the Senior Leadership in a school. We have Senior Leaders of Education (SLEs) across a wide range of subjects and our National Leader of Education (NLE) is available to conduct Pupil Premium Reviews. The Teaching School is also able to conduct Teaching School reviews.

Our School Direct programme, together with the Primary and Secondary SCITT, continue to recruit and show favourable early employment rates.

As an appropriate body, we register, supervise, and provide training, as well as quality assuring the assessments of NQTs throughout their first year. We offer full support and training to your school mentors.

To visit our Inspirit Teaching school website please click here

Susanne Combe, Head of the Inspirit Teaching School scombe@stm.beds.sch.uk 
Celine Searle, Inspirit Administrator csearle@stm.beds.sch.uk 

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  • RT @pimpmymemory: I like to recommend the Retrieval Practice Challenge Grid. Here are examples of how teachers use it in different discipli...

  • Excellent discussion on Kübler-Ross' Change Curve @LeadershipCoLab @SchStm https://t.co/48V9RD7nKM

  • Looking forward to delivering on the NPQSL programme on behalf of the Inspirit TSA for @LeadershipCoLab @SchStm

  • RT @SchStm: How to maximise the impact of teaching assistants? Our two-part course is £30pp and will take place on the 1st and 8th of Febr...

  • RT @DrSumeracki: At Heathrow with @DrSilverFox waiting for our flights to Boston. We can't stop admiring what a lovely job @StuartLock did...

  • RT @STM_Sport: A busy week ahead of County Finals: Monday: Yr 9 Girls Wednesday: Yr 8 Boys Thursday: Yr 8 Girls Friday: Yr 7 Boys Good...

  • RT @LizMaker2: Fantastic two day conference. So good I've had to join twitter to continue enjoying the discussion. Can't wait to talk more...

  • RT @elstowsch: Talking about Dual Coding - if you use pictures, text and talk beware of cognitive overload and slow down your delivery! @Ac...

  • RT @advschools: An interesting demonstration involving the audience to show levels of processing and @PsyDocCindy takes us through the diff...

  • RT @ja_sach: Experts and novices organise knowledge in different ways. Novices will often focus on the surface details and miss the key poi...

  • RT @MrMPritchard: Dual coding is not "just adding pictures to stuff". @DrSumeracki explains that visuals needs to be well thought out & rep...

  • As my eldest is an extrovert, she could listen to music and study. As an introvert I could never understand this, had I known this before, there would have been fewer heated discussions #AsLrnSci

  • Very interesting discussion on learning styles vs dual coding #AsLrnSci

  • Great first day at the Learning Scientists workshop #ASLrnSci thank you to @StuartLock @bedfordschoolhc for organising it

  • @EducEndowFoundn Thank you for letting me know

  • How to maximise the impact of teaching assistants? Our two-part course is £30pp and will take place on the 1st and 8th of February 2019. Book via the website or contact scombe@stm.beds.sch.uk @SchStm

  • RT @SchStm: Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants 2 part course in conjunction with the Institute of Education (London) - 1st & 8th...

  • RT @SchStm: Are you interested in finding out more about the Gatsby benchmarks? Why not sign up for our new half day course: An Introducti...

  • RT @SchStm: Deadline for our free Equality & Diversity in Leadership Programme for teachers and middle leaders seeking promotion within the...