Afternoon Tea with the ATA!

The Ashford Teaching Alliance celebrated its second anniversary at the Holiday Inn, Ashford on Wednesday 3 June.

Over 50 people attended to hear Mike Sheridan, Senior MHI, talk about ‘Busting the Ofsted Myth’. His honest talk was enjoyed by all, as were the cream scones, cakes, biscuits, tea and coffee. Thanks again to all who attended and helped to make our celebration a success.

  • We are very proud of all that we have achieved in the two years we have been running:
  • Over 120 schools from Kent and Medway have made use of us either through CPD training, school-to-school support or Research & Development involvement
  • We have secured over £200,000 for school-to-school support and Research & Development projects
  • We have run over 30 CPD courses
  • We have 13 SLEs - and would like more!
  • Over 40 School Direct candidates have trained with us and secured employment
  • We have 30 candidates completing the NPQSL and 47 LDML in 2014-2015 alone!
  • We have undertaken 6 Research & Development projects and have a Research Champion who will broker individual needs for schools
  • Justin Dodd, Maths SLE, was selected by the NCTL to visit China in January 2015 and is now a Director of the Maths Hub for Kent and Medway - sign up and get involved via our website -

We are already starting to think about applying for funding next year and organising CPD events that local teachers want. If you have any suggestions, please get in touch. 

To read the full June newsletter, please click here.

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