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Newsletter - March 2019

Achieving MAT Maturity is a new support package for Trusts delivered by the CLF Executive and Institute teams, as well as guest speakers from outside the CLF, which is starting this spring. A semibespoke support package it will help the development needs of your MAT. The programme consists of the following eight face-to-face modules with bespoke visits to the CLF and other MATs to observe and explore the content of the programme in context:        

School improvement at scale—fundamentals School improvement at scale—participation and performance School improvement at scale—sustainability Human resources Financial management at scale Corporate services Strategic and effective governance Culture and scale—when you can’t be everywhere …

Executive leadership coaching is also offered as well as an invitation to the CLF summer conference for your executive team. Once your MAT enrols on the programme you will be able to select the most appropriate members of your team to attend each separate module as participants may choose to attend some or all of the modules. For more information ahead of our delivery of the first suite of modules across 4 and 5 April please contact Senior Administrator, Rhian Skinner, at the CLF Institute by emailing

The CLF is holding a BAME Recruitment Event on Thursday 28 March between 9.30am and 2pm. Black, Asian and minority ethnic guests are invited to attend if they are considering a career in teaching, are ready for their next step into leadership or are already working in education and considering their next career step. Information and experts will be available and the inspirational Consultant Head Teacher and Leadership Coach, Diana Osagie will be one of the keynote speakers together with Aisha Thomas, Assistant Principal of City Academy Bristol. Book your place today via, click here or call 0117 244 6233 for more information.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT We are recruiting this month for our next DfE accredited NPQH, NPQSL & NPQML cohorts. The course costs (including any assessment fee) are as follows: NPQH £1950 (starting 26 April), NPQSL £1250 (starting 9 May) and NPQML £750 (starting 3 April) We will be starting delivery of our NEW NPQEL course in September, with two introductory modules in the summer term - add your name to our waiting list NOW! For further information on any of the courses and to reserve a place contact Rhian Skinner at the CLF Institute, by emailing TRAIN TO TEACH with the CLF SCITT … WE ARE RECRUITING NOW for our next cohort of amazing primary and secondary SCITT trainees. If you or someone you know is interested in training to teach and has the minimum requirements (a 2.2 degree as well as GCSE at grade C or above in English and Maths, also with Science for primary) please contact Katharine Alcock, our SCITT administrator, by emailing or pop along to one of our drop in sessions at the CLF Institute on Tuesday 2 April or Thursday 9 May between 2 and 6pm to meet our friendly SCITT team to find out more about the programme and how you could be teaching your own class by September 2020! You will also find us at the free Train to Teach event at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel on Tuesday 26 March between 4.30 & 8.00pm

SLEs available for school to school support via the CLF Institute We currently have over 40 SLEs designated within our Teaching School Alliance. Each SLE has been designated in a particular subject, phase or area of expertise and can be deployed to support your school. If you are interested in obtaining SLE support please contact who will be happy to help. We are also seeking to designate NEW SLEs to deploy for school improvement work. If you are interested in becoming an SLE please also get in touch to request an application form.

Participate in a Maths Hub Primary Teaching for Mastery Work Group this year Are you a primary teacher and would you and a colleague be interested in developing confident mathematicians in your class? Do you want to take part in high-quality, collaborative CPD which benefits you and your school? Join a Teaching for Mastery Work Group near you….. The two lead teachers will participate in half-termly, cross Work Group meetings with our Mastery Specialists (half-days) and complete gap tasks. There is no charge for participation and a grant of £1000 to help subsidise teacher release time. For further details and to apply please contact Closing date for applications 22nd March 2019

Teaching for Mastery in Maths: Opportunities for Secondary Schools are available now!! Whether you want to take a teaching for mastery approach in your own classroom and department, or introduce mastery in both your own school and beyond, we have a CPD opportunity for you. The NCETM and Maths Hubs are offering funded professional development activities, available from September 2019. For further details please visit the NCETM website or click here

To keep up-to-date with the work of the Boolean Maths Hub please visit their website. You will also find a link to join their mailing list or you can email Meeting and training spaces available for hire Our recently refurbished building in Redfield, on the site of City Academy Bristol, has two large training rooms, a conference room and a large auditorium which has the capacity to seat 80 cabaret style and 150 theatre style. All of our spaces are available for professional lettings. Please contact the CLF Institute with your requirements and for a copy of our lettings flyer.

STOP PRESS: Free NQT CONFERENCE—Saturday 30 March 8.30am-2.30pm Open to all NQTs in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BANES, North Somerset, Wiltshire & Somerset We are looking forward to welcoming Mark Anderson, @ICTEvangelist, as our keynote speaker who will be showing how to 'use Technology in your teaching and their Learning'. Workshop choices include: An Introduction to Thrive, Voice & Body Language, Early Career Steps & Employability Tips, Wellbeing, Exemplary Maths and English Teaching, Behaviour & Team Building and Self-improving Teaching. Lunch will be provided. Contact the CLF Institute or click here to register

Unless otherwise specified all courses take place at the CLF Institute, Russell Town Avenue, Redfield, Bristol, BS5 9JH For more information please see our website or contact Our friendly and supportive team look forward to welcoming you at the CLF Institute soon.


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