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Newsletter Summer 2015

This term's newsletter brings to a close our second full year as a designated Teaching School within the Luton First Teaching Alliance. As the academic year draws to a close, it seems a good time to reflect on our achievements and provides an opportunity to set out our priorities for next year.

I have been delighted by the range of programmes and events that we have been able to offer. Highlights include the consistently high numbers of teachers attending our ‘Outstanding Teacher Programme' or ‘Securing Good Programme'; the Middle Leaders Pathway has once again been an on-going success and my thanks go to Sarah Pollard and Mark Sherwin for their hard work in delivering it. A particular feature this year, has been our use of Specialist Leaders of Education to facilitate workshops on Level 6 writing and writing moderation; both workshops were very well attended and so popular was the Level 6 writing that we had to put on another session to meet demand. My thanks go to Sarah Gleeson and Becky Docherty for their hard work in developing and delivering the sessions. Next year, it is my hope that we can put on additional CPD sessions which complement Local Authority provision. Please let me know of areas of the curriculum that feature in your priorities which we might be able to help with. To that end, we plan to hold an open meeting during September to which you are all invited and where we can discuss priorities for Luton schools and develop a coherent strategy to support collective and individual needs.

Finally, my thanks to all Alliance members who have supported Luton First with such commitment and offered their expertise so generously in order that we may continue to play a strong part in raising standards across this town of ours.