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The LA core briefings and training programme for autumn 2021 is now available to view here

Events will remain virtual for the autumn term.

Solihull Education Improvement Service offers a termly programme of core briefings and events to all Solihull education providers to support ongoing professional development. These are provided free of charge. Chargeable events offered by the local authority are now included in the same document.

Details of the booking process and any charges can be found on the termly programme.



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This is a reminder about HOSTA training: Cognitive Behavioural Approaches training on 16 November & 14 December 2017 and Rochford Review Conference on 12 January 2018.

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Unity Teaching School Alliance has a few places left on the following courses; if you would like to sign up or require further information please contact

Understanding your school data

26th November 2019 at Fordbridge Primary School

This half day session will be led by James Pembroke, who is a national advisory consultant in education data and tracking. The workshop will focus on analysing your data in an effective and meaningful way - please bring your laptop and school data to this session.

The course will take place between 1.00pm and 4.00pm and the cost per delegate is £70.00.

Maths conference

14 November 2019 at Fordbridge Community Primary School between 9.00am and 3.00pm

This is a full day course entitled Challenge for All which will focus on how to support the struggling learners in the mastery approach. This course will be led by Claire Duncan and will cover the following areas:

  • How do scaffold and challenge when teaching a whole class.
  • Strategies for scaffolding children who may struggle and things that can be taking place outside the maths lesson to support these pupils.
  • Strategies to challenge children within a maths lesson, without teaching different content.
  • Session on developing fact fluency.

Tea/coffee/registration will be from 9am with the course commencing at 9.15am. The cost of the day will be £120.00 including a sandwich lunch and refreshments.

Qualifications in leadership

Unity TSA is running two cohorts this year for NPQML and NPQSL - we still have a few places left on each. If you wish to enrol on either cohort, please contact us as soon as possible so we can send the application forms across to you.

The cost of these DFE accredited courses are:

  • NPQML - National Professional Qualification in Middle Leadership - £750.00 per person
  • NPQSL - National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership - £850.00 per person

The cost includes externally verified assessment and 360 diagnostic.

If you would like further information please do get in touch.

All enquiries should be sent to

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