Teaching & Learning Academy
Bishop Grosseteste University is the East Midlands regional centre for the re-launched and enhanced Teaching and Learning Academy (TLA). The enhanced scheme provides a CPD and PPD validation framework for the whole school and college workforce as well as others involved in children's services. This includes teaching assistants, youth workers and other professionals.
It will provide both structure and support for professional development and can lead to accreditation across the range from foundation degree (level 4) to masters degree (level 7). The Teaching & Learning Academy is designed to offer learning opportunities and national recognition for staff working in schools, colleges and children's services at all career stages, while giving a framework for professional development that supports a range of initiatives.
The TLA framework will enable verified centres to develop a researched based whole institution approach to staff development. It encourages networking with others and can provide resources and expertise in supporting professional development across the institution.
The framework is designed to support developments in pedagogy for teachers and aspects of leadership in all institutions and can be used alongside other programmes.
Individual membership is available for those who wish to use the scheme outside a verified institution.
East Midlands Regional localities:Cambridgeshire and East Anglia Central and mid Bedfordshire Lincolnshire North Lincolnshire North East Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the TLA national website.
News & Events
The Hewitt Driver Fund Final Round
Funding from the Hewitt Driver Fund is a Development Fund to support proposals for teaching and learning enhancement projects and innovations by schools or two or more schools working in partnership. The final call for applications for support from the Fund must be made in April/May 2013. Applications can be made by TLA Member Schools only. It is expected that schools bidding will engage in TLA recognition or accredited projects.
The proposed title of the project must be submitted to Alison Keyworth the TLA Project Coordinator email@example.com by 5pm on Friday 10th May 2013.
The deadline for receipt of the full proposal is 5pm on Wednesday 5th June 2013.
Detailed guidelines are on the website at www.tla.ac.uk.
The TLA Conference
Saturday 29th June 2013. Based at the University of Chichester, Bognor Regis campus. Details will soon be on the website.
TLA Leader and Verifier Training
A training day on Friday 12th July is planned for colleagues in TLA schools who wish to be trained/retrained as school leaders and or project verifiers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01522 583722 for further details.
If you have not already done so, this is an ideal opportunity to join the TLA and engage professional development through school based research. See the website www.tla.ac.uk or contact email@example.com for an informal discussion