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Policies, Processes & Protocols

Leading Learning Forward TSA has a number of key policies, processes and protocols which impact on the delivery of events and the conduct of TSA business. They are:

Code of Conduct & Practice

The Leading Learning Forward TSA has a set of key values and principles and values which underpin its work. Everyone who works on behalf of or within the remit of this TSA must agree to adhere to the following key principles:

  • To be outward facing, working with honesty, trust and a shared moral purpose to get the best possible outcomes for all of our children and young people;
  • To recognise, aspire to, celebrate and achieve excellence for all of its members;
  • To be self-improving, with its focus on improving outcomes for all stakeholders that achieves excellent value;
  • To be committed to delivering the most effective CPD and leadership development that has the most impact on classroom practice and progress of students;
  • To contribute to the creation of a local, regional and national model of excellence which is innovative and impacts positively on educational landscape;
  • To be rigorously focused on quality assurance standards and progress.

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Policies, Processes & Protocols  

The full list of TSA policies, processes and protocols appears below:

No. Protocol Title Date Review 
1 Action Group Meetings 1.8.20 July 2021
2 Alliance Partnership Meetings 1.8.20 July 2021
3 Applying to Join the Teaching School Alliance (TSA) 1.8.20 July 2021
4 Attendance at Meetings and Events 1.8.20 July 2021
5 Audit of Financial Accounts 1.8.20 July 2021
6 Charging for Events 1.8.20 July 2021
7 Code of Conduct & Practice (Roles & Responsibilities) 1.8.20 July 2021
8 Communications 1.8.20 July 2021
9 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 1.8.20 July 2021
10 Creation of Presentations and Resources 1.8.20 July 2021
11 Dealing with Complaints 1.8.20 July 2021
12 Deployment and Contracts 1.8.20 July 2021
13 Equal Opportunities 1.8.20 July 2021
14 Evaluating Progress and Delivery 1.8.20 July 2021
15 Financial (Day-to-Day) Management 1.8.20 July 2021
16 Governance 1.8.20 July 2021
17 Health and Safety Assessments 1.8.20 July 2021
18 Induction of New TSA Members  1.8.20 July 2021
19 Initial Teacher Training (ITT) 1.8.20 July 2021
20 Information and Data Management 1.8.20 July 2021
21 Leadership Development 1.8.20 July 2021
22 Leadership Support 1.8.20 July 2021
23 Monitoring Progress and Delivery 1.8.20 July 2021
24 Organisation of Events 1.8.20 July 2021
25 Professional Learning 1.8.20 July 2021
26 Professional Support 1.8.20 July 2021
27 Quality Assurance 1.8.20 July 2021
28 Research and Development 1.8.20 July 2021
29 Safeguarding 1.8.20 July 2021
30 School-to-School Support (S2S) 1.8.20 July 2021
31 Strategic Board Meetings 1.8.20 July 2021
32 System Leadership 1.8.20 July 2021
33 Training Induction and Support 1.8.20 July 2021
34 TSA Website Management 1.8.20 July 2021
35 Use of TSA Facilities 1.8.20 July 2021

You can also read and download a full copy of the  LLF TSA Policies, Processes & Protocols document. 

Charging Policy

The purpose of the TSA’s charging policy is to provide clear guidance to alliance partner organisations regarding the application of charges for consultancy, training, CPD and school-to-school support events which are run on behalf of and within the geographical remit of the Alliance.

The Strategic Board of Leading Learning Forward Teaching School Alliance led by St Hugh’s National Teaching School and North Lincolnshire Council in consultation with the Alliance Partnership  Group will agree and determine the charging policy for the Teaching School Alliance on an annual basis  and will review the policy, from time-to-time, as required.

The TSA Finance Officer,  in association with the Director of Teaching School,  is responsible for the day-to-day application of the policy.

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Safeguarding Policy

Leading Learning Forward Teaching School Alliance views the safety and welfare of all its children and workforce as of paramount importance. It takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children and young people in its care. The Teaching School recognises that effective child protection work requires sound procedures, good inter-agency co-operation and a workforce that is competent and confident in responding to child protection situations.

In Leading Learning Forward TSA all children have the right to be safeguarded from harm or exploitation whatever their:-

  • Race, religion, first language or ethnicity
  • Gender or sexuality
  • Age
  • Health or disability
  • Political or immigration status

We recognise our legal duty to safeguard all our children under Section 175 Education Act 2002. Our partner schools have in place safeguarding and child protection policies that have been agreed by the respective governing bodies and known to all staff.

Duty of Partner Organisations

Each partner organisation will ensure that the:

  • safety and well-being of children are paramount
  • children will be listened to
  • children will be respected
  • children will be understood within their own culture and racial origin
  • children feel secure and are valued
  • school has a range of adults that children can approach for help
  • staff recognise the signs and symptoms of suspected abuse
  • procedures and lines of communication are clear
  • school works closely with parents and other agencies
  • children at risk are monitored and supported
  • curriculum is used to raise children's awareness and build confidence
  • safeguarding (Child Protection) training is regularly updated for all staff

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Page updated: 20 August 2020