Alliance for Learning to Deliver Relationships, Sex and Health Education Training to Secondary Schools
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22nd April 2020

The Alliance for Learning Teaching School has been awarded funding from the Department for Education to deliver training and peer support to secondary schools in preparation for the compulsory changes to the RSHE curriculum.  Up to 200 secondary schools in the North West will engage with the project. 

The programme will include the development of teaching materials, support contacts being created and teaching staff developing their skills, knowledge and confidence in delivering the new curriculum.  Those who have received the training will train other teachers in their school making the programme sustainable and efficient.  Topics that teachers find most challenging have been identified, and this will form the focus of the development of the teaching materials and use of external support from a range of organisations.

Lisa Fathers, Director of the Teaching School and Partnerships at Alliance for Learning said, “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to deliver this training.  The Alliance for Learning Teaching School is already working on initiatives with partner schools on health and wellbeing and this fits perfectly.  We are excited to have the opportunity to work with new schools and alongside those we already have a partnership with.  The project will see our team share knowledge and increase confidence to teachers who will deliver the challenging content to students across the region”.

The Alliance for Learning Teaching School is a partnership of primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and organisations from across the North West, who share their knowledge, skills, expertise and experience to achieve a common goal of continuous educational improvement. The teaching school genuinely believes in collaboration.  The Alliance for Learning School Centered Initial Teacher Training SCITT has a proven track record of providing outstanding teacher training for over 10 years, offering SCITT in primary and secondary and Graduate employment-based Early Years Teacher Status.  Courses lead to the award of Post Graduate Early Teachers Teacher Status (EYTS), Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE), accredited by the University of Manchester.

The project starts in March 2020 and will end March 2021, with the new curriculum being compulsory from September 2020.  State funded secondary schools in the North West can sign up now to secure their place on the free training programme.  To register, please click here.