The Hereteach Alliance is a network of schools that is building from the DfE drive to create a school led system. We work with support of the LA and are a diverse group who are keen to work with all teachers in all schools and have only one aim: to create exceptional education for the pupils in our schools.
Our purpose is to create a network of expertise across primary and secondary with the energy and inspiration to create training, recruit enthusiastic, talented people into teaching, nurture our NQTs and develop teachers through their career. School to school support and Research and development are also key to our network.
The Hereteach Alliance is a growing network of experienced, innovative and enthusiastic teachers and staff. The links we are building is enabling more people in schools, colleges and universities to work together for the benefit of providing an excellent education for young people and students throughout Herefordshire and beyond.
The Hereteach Alliance have many different programmes in place. All are the result of various groups of teachers wanting to collaborate and share expertise as well as discovering how to innovate in a fast changing technological and political climate.
by Kate Mayglothling – Assistant Headteacher
The NQT programme is busier than ever with a full programme of twilights on subjects the NQTs have asked for. It also includes two conferences at the beginning and end of the NQT year. The programme is funded by the NQT contract between schools and the alliance enabling us to put on the twilights and the June conference for free.
The first conference is excellent value for money at only £150.00.
IRIS filming technology
We have IRIS equipment in a range of schools now as a result of funding secured last year. We have an IRIS network where you can learn about how to use the equipment and maximise results.
Maths Hubs are the new government programme to introduce innovative maths education through the teaching schools network. The Salop and Herefordshire Maths Hub is now established and has an exciting programme of events. Graham Charles leads the Mathshub offering.
Science Learning Partnership
The Hereteach Alliance is a Science Learning Partnership which provides valuable funding to put on network meetings, drive innovative science in schools and attract the highest quality CPD providers to deliver local INSET matched to local needs. The programme for 2015-16 is full of cutting edge science with initiatives requested by teachers in our area. We can also put on bespoke courses for your school please contact us for more details.
Forest School Programme
The Forest school programme got off to a great start during the summer term. Many teachers from across the county attended an afternoon training session which saw Sean Taylor give invaluable and practical advice on the health and safety issues. Primary and secondary teachers illustrated how they integrate forest school activities into their curriculum. Each term the forest school network will be visiting a different school to see how Forest School activities work in their schools. Input from the Herefordshire Forest School will be integral in providing training and advice on the practicalities of implementing Forest school.
Primary Deputies Network
The programme which has been driven by the needs of deputies is going from strength to strength and we have a full programme for 2015-16.
3D Printing in Schools
The Hereteach Alliance successfully bid for funding to develop schemes of work and effective use of 3D printing in schools. The 3D printer project is up and running and school that want to be involved and to access funding should contact us.
Bloodhound is coming back!
Tough negotiations are taking place to secure a Bloodhound car with will fit through doors to sit in your school. An interactive car that can be taken apart to reveal hands on activities inside will allow pupils to explore the wonder and cutting edge science and technology that is driving Andy Green and the Bloodhound team to break the 1,000mph world land speed record in the African desert in the early summer. Breaking news on when the car may be in the area will be publicised on the website and emailed out to all schools.
Primary teachers literacy network!
The Primary literacy network is now well established as more primary teachers are asking for support in developing writing. This network is continuing with a programme of twilight sessions hosted by primary schools throughout the county and led by Stephanie Austwick.