Partner Profiles

Partner Profiles

Meet Our Partners

Our team of experienced associates work with schools in our Alliance to support school improvement and provide high quality training and development.

Pathways to Teaching Day

Pathways to Teaching Day

Truro and Penwith College will be running two days of ESF Higher Skills Taster Sessions at Callywith College in Bodmin, which will include a Pathways to Teaching Day.

This day has been designed to cater both for those interested in developing a career in teaching and for current education sector professionals. Attendees can either register for the full day or for either of the two sessions detailed below:

  • Introduction to Teaching (AM): 

Providing a practical introduction to learning, teaching and assessment alongside information on routes into the profession and an opportunity to explore the defining characteristics of a good teacher.

  • Professional Development (PM)

Providing an introduction into educational leadership theories and specialisms such as alternative learning environments, alongside information and discussions on the critical themes of Special Educational Needs (SEN) and mental health.

These sessions are all fully-funded (including a free networking lunch). Booking is essential so please use the links below to find out more and confirm your place:

TASTER SESSIONS: Callywith College, Bodmin Date Time Booking Link
Pathways to Teaching Day

Introduction to Teaching

Professional Development

Tues 19 June



Full or Half Day:

09.00 – 13.00

13.00 – 17.00



to choose your session(s)

Event Management Tues 03 July 09.00 – 13.00 CLICK HERE
Project Management Tues 03 July 13:00 – 17:00 CLICK HERE

These activities are being delivered through the ESF Widening Participation through Skills Project. This project is receiving £1.5 million of funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

Should you have any queries about the tasters, then please do not hesitate to contact the team at or through 01872 242711.

Building Capacity in Coaching for Leaders in Education

Building Capacity in Coaching for Leaders in Education

This three day course is aimed at leaders in education who wish to develop their coaching skills in more depth. Through lively, inspiring, interactive and practical teaching sessions, it will provide:

  • An introduction to coaching and mentoring
  • Development of practical coaching skills and understanding
  • Strategies to develop a culture of coaching and mentoring in your school
  • Coaching for leadership

The course leaders are:

Dr Patrick McGovern – an education specialist with over 40 years’ experience of teaching, research, education management and senior leadership in schools, universities and now as a leadership coach and consultant for school improvement.

Gareth Jones – a leadership consultant who has enjoyed senior leadership posts in primary, secondary and HE sectors for over 40 years. Recently, he has focused mainly on leadership training and development and the realm of coaching/mentoring across education, sport and business settings.

Nigel Argall – a professional coach and consultant with a master’s degree in Community Education and a PGCE in Coaching and Mentoring. He has extensive experience of education and is a qualified youth worker.

The course will be held at Truro College on the following dates:

9th October 2018

13th November 2018

15th January 2019

The cost is £250 plus VAT per delegate and if you would like to book a place then please contact Emma Williams –

Teaching Assistant Training Programme 2018-19

Teaching Assistant Training Programme 2018-19

17th October 2018 (1pm – 4pm) – Behaviour Management Training with Kate Flynn

Supporting TAs in developing  their role as a ‘Key Worker for children with SEMH’. This session will focus on how to support pupils without being ‘attached’ to them all day, every-day. Developing a productive, positive relationship and a range of strategies which will create opportunities to ‘support from a distance’ whilst being ‘available’ for pupils.

22nd November 2018 (1pm – 4pm) – Phonics training with Tracey Matthews

This session will cover the basics of phonics teaching including: How phonics helps children with reading and writing; how to say sounds correctly; the teaching content for each year group; the teaching sequence for phonics lessons; how to teach children a new sound; interactive phonics games and a question and answer session.

13th February 2019 (1pm – 4pm) – Early Years training with Holly Taylor

This session will provide guidance to enable you to support learners more effectively. There will be a focus on understanding the role and responsibilities of a TA, developing effective questioning and having an impact on the quality of teaching and learning in EYFS.

If you would like to book a place for one of your TAs on any of these courses then please contact Emma Williams on Places cost £25 (plus VAT) per person.

The training sessions will take place at Truro College.