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The conference explored the themes of improving practice and improving attainment through a series of keynote presentations and case studies presented by school leaders, teachers and governors from Leading Learning Forward TSA partner schools and organisations

Thursday 19 March 2015: Conference Outcomes

By the end of the morning’s programme, delegates had:

  • Learned about the experiences of teachers, leaders and governors in other contexts
  • Contributed their own thoughts and ideas for improving practice and attainment in schools
  • Considered how strategies identified in the case studies may be useful in their own contexts
  • Reflected upon ideas for improving practice & attainment presented during the conference
  • Evaluated the overall quality and benefit of the conference

Case study presentations are now available to view by clicking on the links below. For more information and to book a case study seminar presentation, please visit the Research & Development event page on this website.

LLF TSA 2015 Conference Key Messages 

Leading Learning Forward TSA

LLF TSA is a partnership of schools and organisations approved and funded by the Department for Education (DfE) for a period of at least three years. The Alliance was established in July 2013.

Leading Learning Forward TSA currently consists of 22 partner organisations, of which 17 are schools, from across North Lincolnshire and beyond.                                        

National College for Teaching & Leadership (NCTL)

The National College for Teaching & Leadership is focused on improving the quality of the education and early years’ workforce and helping schools to help each other improve. NCTL works with schools to develop an education system supported locally by partnerships and led by the best headteachers.

NCTL employs around 350 staff and are based across 4 sites in London, Nottingham, Coventry and Manchester. NCTL is responsible for:

  • ensuring that enough high quality trainees enter teacher training and early years teacher training to meet the needs of the sector
  • managing the allocation of teacher training places and related funding to schools and universities who provide teacher training
  • recognising teachers’ professional competence through the award of qualified teacher status
  • ensuring that in cases of serious professional misconduct, teachers are barred from teaching
  • developing a national network of teaching schools
  • helping schools and their partners develop and deliver high quality continuing professional development and leadership training
  • enabling successful school leaders and governors to take on a lead role in school-to-school support to improve the performance of other schools

Conference Speaker: Gill Robinson

Gill has been a headteacher for 19 years and became a National Leader of Education (NLE) and a Teaching School Head in Cohort 3. As a headteacher, she has had four consecutive outstanding Ofsted judgements. She is currently a tutor working with Aspiring Leaders in Special Schools and Pupil Referral Units (PRU), a Targeted Funding programme funded through the NCTL. This is her fifth year of being involved in this successful course.  Gill is the Yorkshire & Humber representative on the National Teaching School Council.

LLF TSA 2015 Conference Keynote Presentation


LLF TSA Case Studies - Conference Seminar Programme 





Improving Inclusive Practices in School

Pat Frankish


Establishing First Class Governance

Tracy Millard


Twenty Questions to Effective Governance

Dawn da Costa





From Good to Outstanding in Early Years

Naz Goulthorpe/Janine Burnham


Improving the Teaching & Learning of Phonics

Kaley Milburn


Introducing a Primary Sex & Relationships Education Programme

Katrina Pawlyszyn and Michaela Jones


Published 19 March 2015