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The Department for Education (DfE) is promoting the following COVID-19 Recovery Support Offer for all schools who would like to access it in 2021:


You can download a PDF copy of the offer here.


School Improvement Support - Collection Pages on GOV.UK

For further information on what the Department for Education offers, there is a dedicated section on school improvement support and the providers delivering it, that schools can easily access through the school improvement support pages on GOV.UK.


Free courses to up-skill ‘non-specialist’ and returning teachers

Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) courses are now available to up-skill non-specialist and returning teachers in secondary mathematics, core maths, physics and modern foreign languages, increasing subject knowledge, pedagogy and confidence.


· TSST courses can help with timetable and workforce planning.  

· Flexibility of courses, includes twilight sessions, weekends as well as online provision.


Courses are available in 106 schools across England.  For further details of courses in your area please see the teacher-subject-specialism-training-courses directory.


Supporting deaf children in school

Teachers of the Deaf play a vital role in supporting deaf children from birth to adulthood, supporting and working with families, and acting as a key worker for deaf children and young people. It can offer a unique career pathway for teachers and SENCOs looking to take on a new role that can have a big impact on deaf children. 


The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf website has more information on the role and the different training and funding options available – please do share with any colleagues that you think may be interested or contact for more information.


Separately, if you work with deaf children, the National Deaf Children’s Society produces a range of free resources for teachers and commissioners, ranging from simple deaf-friendly teaching tips to quality standards for education support, to help make sure deaf children can achieve their potential.


Extracts above have been taken from the System Leadership newsletter of the Department for Education


Page updated: 27 August 2021