Our brochure provides an overview of the areas in which The Kite TSA works. There is a selection of CPD programmes to choose from as well as information about the networks and partnerships we have either created or are a part of. We hope that you find it easy to use and that there are ideas for joint practice development and professional learning that appeal to your needs and strategic priorities. If there’s anything you’re looking for that’s not covered, please do get in touch. We may be able to signpost to other offers in the county or we will be very happy to explore bespoke programming with you or your cluster.
We get very powerful feedback from course delegates that we deliver inspiring and revolutionary CPD.
Our Autumn Term 2019 Phonics Training Day received comments like this;
“an absolute 5 out of 5!….impact in our school will be huge”
“fantastic day…I arrived not knowing whether it would be yet another course, but NO! Absolutely inspiring”
“best course EVER!!!..I normally struggle to stay focused on training but I really did love this one and feel genuinely inspired and motivated”
“the enthusiasm is infectious. Inspired to bring that to the classroom”
“I’ve learnt so much…!5!….What a fun and inspiring way to teach our little people phonics”
Our Autumn Term 2019 Martin Galway ‘Writing at Greater Depth’ Subject Leader Course received these comments;
“Brilliant! 5 out of 5. So many different things to take back to school”
“Very full of ideas that can impact leading in all year groups”
“Excellent CPD day. So much information and ideas to take back and share with my school”
“a very thorough and robust course made even better by resources on a memory stick!”
The Kite TSA is a teacher CPD provider in Cambridgeshire. We actively participate in a CPD strategy group with other TSAs in Cambridgeshire and the local authority so that we can provide the best CPD for teachers in Cambridgeshire.
We are committed to ensuring that professional learning is an enjoyable and inspiring activity for all its members. It recognises that while professional learning takes many forms it is optimised where teachers are open-minded, reflective, take responsibility for their own development and view their professional learning journey as an ongoing process throughout their teaching career.
The Kite TSA works in partnership with the other Teaching School Alliances and the Local Authority to offer a broad range of professional learning opportunities. We have worked collaboratively to build a complete view of the CPD offer for teachers in Cambridgeshire which can now be found on the Teach in Cambs website. Our collaboration is represented by this cog logo.
The Teach in Cambs site is fast becoming the perfect ‘one-stop-shop’ for teachers to find all the courses available for teachers in Cambridgeshire. It’s not yet perfect but we would actively encourage teachers to make use of the site and set-up alerts if there are particular course aspects you’d like to hear about the minute they’re announced.
In addition to this The Kite TSA always communicates its own professional learning offer here on this site – both on the Courses page and as News. We update subscribers about our informal skills shares, training courses and conferences through a half-termly newsletter (click here to subscribe)
Whilst The Kite will occasionally offer one-off courses we believe that creating positive relationships and forming professional learning communities with other practitioners over an extended period of time not only deepens the learning but has improved sustained positive impact in the classrooms. All our courses are designed to be inspiring, informative, collegiate, joyful and fun!
If you can’t find a solution to a CPLD need via the Teach in Cambs site we would recommend picking up the phone to our Alliance Co-ordinator Suzie Young. She can work with you to better understand the need and then either signpost to existing courses from across the county (that may not yet have dates set for them) or organise a bespoke programme. Coming up with tailored responses to small clusters and federations is becoming increasingly common and can be a cost effective and convenient way to get exactly the right training. Ask Suzie for examples of the ways in which we’ve delivered such programmes or for testimonials.