working together for all our children
Sheffield South East Learning Partnership (SSELP)
Sheffield South East Learning Partnership (SSELP) is a collaboration of 18 schools working together to share and promote excellent standards and practice in primary education. All the schools in SSELP are situated in areas of high deprivation, with many pupils on free school meals and high levels of special educational need. Many of the schools are multi-cultural and have a significant number of children with English as an additional language. The profile of the school populations means that the schools in SSELP have developed strong inclusive practice that enables all children to participate fully.
SSELP have an established Schools Direct programme which Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy were instrumental in setting up. This form of training provides a unique route into teaching whereby individual schools or groups of schools work with Higher Education Institutes (HEI) to deliver training for ITT trainees. SSELP is working alongside Sheffield Hallam University to offer places in primary education for non-salaried trainees. The training route is one year long and leads to a PGCE with QTS and Masters credits.
If you are interested in finding out more about the SSELP Schools Direct offer, please visit their website or contact Five Rivers TSA for further information.
Schools within the Five Rivers Teaching Schools Alliance work closely with Teach First and over the last few years have successfully trained several of their students some of whom have now taken up leadership positions. As part of the Teach First programme, we offer training in strategies to support pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL). The training programme for Teach First students which has been developed by the alliance is used by Teach First as a model of good practice and has been shared across the Yorkshire and Humber region.
Sheffield Hallam University
We work in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University in order to offer quality placements for many of their ITT programmes. These range from block placements to bespoke placements for EAL, inclusion and early English and Maths.
Much of our CPD offer could be used to directly enhance an initial teacher training programme. If you are interested in partnering with Five Rivers TSA in this way, please use the link below to contact us.
Link to request bespoke training (go through to contact form).