Working in partnership with the Department for Education, Bath Spa University and the Sigma Teaching School Alliance

Developing a plan for Regional TSST

Welcome to the new website for Southwest TSST. As of September this year TSST has been subdivided into regions with Poole Grammar School leading the way for the Southwest of England. Here at Poole our rationale is very much the same as before – namely retraining...

Supplementing the supply of Maths teachers

We’ve recently received very good news with the backing of fully paid internships in our region for Maths and Physics undergraduates. This course, led by Josh Brown, will build on our network of courses and hopefully produce a few budding teachers. The interns will...

Train, Retrain & Retain

Our Secondary Maths and Core Maths programmes have got off to a successful start with 30 percent of our twilight programme completed already. Our participants have very much enjoyed our blended approach to assessment this year with past and practice papers to work on...

Sir Adrian Smith Review and its implications

The long-awaited Sir Adrian Smith Review is finally in the public domain together with the response from the DfE. The review is exhaustive (89 pages) and concentrates on Maths provision from 16-18. It is pleasing to see Core Maths at the heart of the review amongst...

Maths teaching in the news

The long-awaited Adrian Smith Review is seemingly imminent. The implications of the review will be far-reaching for Mathematics not just for post-16 education but for students of all ages in UK schools. One key ingredient of the review will be the continuing role of...