NQTs Development

Wolds Teaching School Alliance offers a bespoke training and development programme available to newly qualified teachers who have attained qualified teacher status (QTS). This programme can be accessed in addition…


The Wolds TSA RQT programme gives teachers in their second or third year of the profession a chance to explore potential career paths and think about next steps; we offer…

Senior Leadership

Developing the senior leaders and headteachers of the near future is a key role of teaching schools. Wolds Teaching School Alliance offers a practical, inspirational and effective programme both for…

TSST Maths

[one_half] 2018-2019                                                         …


2018-2019 programme Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) is an NCTL funded programme, available to qualified, teachers who would either like to develop their language skills in an additional language to deliver…

Pupil Premium CPD Event

Following South Hunsley School's recent success, being named regional winner for Yorkshire in the 2017 Pupil Premium Awards, we are hosting an afternoon CPD session for Senior Leaders, focused around…

Primary Computing CPD

Scratching Beneath the Surface is a twilight CPD programme, designed to support KS1  and KS2 teachers. It is looking specifically at how to use Scratch in the classroom to meet the…

Making a Difference CPD

In partnership with Riding Forward TSA and East Riding Partnership Leadership Group, we are conducting a CPD day (AM or PM sessions available), at the Lawns Centre, Cottingham on Thursday…

TSST Physics

[one_half] 2018-2019 programme Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) is an NCTL funded programme, available to qualified, non-specialist teachers who would like to develop their subject knowledge in order to deliver high…


NPQML Hull 2018-19



Middle Leaders

Leadership Challenge

The RQT HOTseating programme provides a gateway into one of our TSA’s flagship offers: The Leadership Challenge. This unique programme, created first at South Hunsley School in 2012, is designed to give real whole school change management projects to small groups of aspiring middle leaders, to develop strategic planning, teamwork and accountability skills and prepare the Challengers for progression into a middle leadership role.

Recent Leadership Challenge tasks have included developing a new whole school pastoral house system; shaping a ‘digital technologies in the classroom framework’ and launching a new literacy across the curriculum initiative. Each group is allocated a senior leadership team mentor and given a programme of leadership theory and practice development sessions, to complement the work they take on. Each group must see their project through from the planning stage, through presentation to Senior Team and Governing Body panels, to implementation and review. Real change management having real impact on children’s lives.

The programme runs across four terms and culminates with a presentation event to celebrate the successes of their work.

“Last year, I was part of the Leadership Challenge Group, in which I gained valuable whole school experience. We worked with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to investigate the schools pastoral structure, undertaking extensive research (visiting lots of different schools in the UK) and consultation, as well as working with HR and finance.

As part of this programme we also found out about the different roles in the SLT and were able to ask senior members of staff how their career had started and how they had progressed to where they are now.

This experience helped me realise that my passion was in teaching and learning, in particular coaching and mentoring.”

Danielle Atkinson, Teacher of Art and Design


The East Riding Partnership Leadership Group is a forum devised by East Riding School Leaders for East Riding School Leaders. The Group, chaired by Hessle High School, aims to provide a forum for shared leadership development, especially for middle leaders in the core subjects, through high quality curriculum training.

The purpose and remit of the ERPLG is to develop, through collaborative partnership, an education for all learners in the East Riding that is as good as its best schools. This is achieved through the adoption of a collaborative approach to shared working practices and a desire to provide school-to-school support within the East Riding in order to identify and share best practice, develop and maintain high standards and support vulnerable schools.


  • Shared identity
  • Common purpose that ensures improvement
  • Collaborative leadership
  • Infrastructure
  • System of review
  • Commitment to outstanding teaching and learning

Regular conferences and workshops are available to East Riding secondary schools and open to guest schools, such as the Maths and English Curriculum Planning Days and the Marking and Feedback forum.

The forum provides middle leaders with the opportunity to liaise and to discuss curriculum with exam board representatives, Ofsted inspectors, educational advisers and consultants.

School to School Support

Across the Alliance we have an enviable portfolio of teaching and educational experts we can call upon to help undertake improvements

Research and Development

Wolds TSA schools understand the value of Joint Practice Development. South Hunsley staff have engaged in professional learning communities for a number of years.

CPD and Leadership

We are passionate about professional development and its role in raising standards. Whether you are interested in developing your skills in a teaching, leadership and management or non-teaching role, we can help you find the most appropriate programme.


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