Saint Cecilia’s is one of the key partner schools in the Wandle Teaching School Alliance
The Wandle Teaching School Alliance is a collaborative learning partnership made up of 40+ schools and working with schools and education professionals across London, as well as nationally and internationally. Each term we offer a full menu of great value, accredited training courses for different ages, stages and specific school needs.
What we offer:
Our Schools Direct training programme provides trainee teachers with the opportunity to be based at a school and work alongside the class teacher right from the start of the year to the very end.
Continuous professional development
From leadership training and coaching, through to training for teachers, subject leaders and support staff, the WTSA offer an exciting and highly regarded training programme which is shaped by school leaders and delivered by teachers, leaders and consultants working in our schools.
The WTSA have a number of NLEs and SLEs who are trained to support school improvement across our network. These outstanding teachers and leaders are trained to support leadership teams and subject leaders in a variety of ways and over a range of timescales.
London South West Maths Hub
Saint Cecilia’s is the lead Secondary School and Strategic Partner of the London South West Maths Hub.
The core purpose of Maths Hubs is to help schools and colleges lead improvement in mathematics education in England. They seek to harness all the maths leadership and expertise within an area, to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all pupils and students. They are part of the wider development of school-led system leadership in England.
London SW Maths Hub works to provide the best possible support for schools in Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth.
The Teaching A Level Mathematics (TAM) course has been designed to support teachers of GCSE Mathematics who wish to teach A level Mathematics for the first time. Many teachers with A level teaching experience have enrolled on the course, often on the recommendation of colleagues who have completed TAM, to deepen their subject knowledge and gain new ideas for teaching.
One of the main features is the series of course days spread across the academic year. Course days have a combination of:
subject knowledge sessions, where the focus is on deepening participants' understanding of mathematics;
example lessons, where the focus is on pedagogy;
facilitated reflections on these sessions.