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In 2014, St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School was awarded Teaching School status with the aim of bringing schools together to help improve children’s learning through shared practice and professional development.


In partnership with a number of local schools, we have established ourselves as 

Priory Street Teaching School Alliance’. 

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Initial Teacher Training

The Alliance offers different routes into teaching in a Primary School. This year we have 13 trainees placed across Essex. 

 


Continuous Professional Development

We will be developing courses over the year to enhance teaching and learning. 



School to School Support

The Alliance provides continual school to school support for both member schools as well as those schools outside the Alliance. Currently four of our Headteachers are delivering the Aspire programme.  



Leadership Development

Professional leadership programmes run by the Alliance enable experienced teachers to develop their leadership skills. We have two SLEs in school for literacy and assessment.



Research & Development

Our Alliance plans to carry out research in our schools.


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All the schools in our Alliance contribute to the work of the Alliance in a variety of ways.

If you would like to be a part of this dynamic and growing Alliance, contact us at 

office@st-thomasmores.essex.sch.uk


Click on the schools below to direct you to their website.


Dedham Primary School


Queen Boudica Primary School


St Clare's Catholic Primary School


Friar's Grove Primary School


St Joseph's Catholic Primary School


Maldon Court Preparatory School


St Benedict's Catholic College


St James' C of E VA Primary School


St Theresa's Catholic Primary School


 

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Essex Teacher Training
SLE Application Form

SLE's Available


SLE's are currently available in the following areas:


 ~ Assessment ~

~ Literacy ~

~ Phonics ~

~ SEN Support ~

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Get Into Teaching

(Information for trainees)

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CPD for Recently Qualified Teachers


2 to 4 is a CPD programme designed specifically for Primary teachers 

in their second, third and fourth year of teaching.

 

Our three-day course has just finished and will be run again next year.  Delegates who took part this year will be invited to a second course where skills will be broadened.  Dates to be confirmed soon.  Details of this year's course can be found in the flyer below.

 

2 to 4 (2017-18)
2 to 4: 3-Year Training Programme

Teaching Reading: Building an Outstanding Reading Pathway


Members of SLT and Subject Leaders are invited to attend

a session with James Clements, Independent English Adviser on

Tuesday 3rd October, 9.00am – 3.00pm.


James Clements Information

Developing your skills as a TA/HLTA


Course dates are: 26 September 2017, 14 November 2017, 23 January 2018, 27 March 2018, 8 May 2018 and 26 June 2018 from 1pm to 3.30pm

The cost of the course will be £150.

HLTA Program Overview

 

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