TSST West Midlands

Teacher Subject Specialism training 

TSST is available in:

  • core maths
  • secondary maths
  • physics
  • modern foreign languages (MFL)

The purpose of TSST is to:

  • improve the subject knowledge of non-specialist teachers and returning teachers
  • increase the number of hours taught in these subjects

The training is free of charge to participants.

The School Inspection Handbook (May 2019) states that: ‘Research and inspection evidence suggest that the most important factors in how, and how effectively, the curriculum is taught and assessed are that: Teachers have expert knowledge of the subjects that they teach. If they do not, they are supported to address gaps in their knowledge so that pupils are not disadvantaged by ineffective teaching. ‘  In particular: ‘all teachers of mathematics, including non-specialist teachers of mathematics, have sufficient mathematical and teaching content knowledge to deliver topics effectively.’

The training is free of charge to participants.

See criteria for participant eligibility​Read the teaching blog - making the move from PE to maths


Lead Schools in the west midlands 

(please note some lead schools have venues throughout the West Midlands and beyond)

 

Arrow Vale RSA Academy, Worcestershire

TSST subjects:

secondary maths, physics

Contact:

Matthew Purslow

 

Further Information:

Visit rsaacademiesteachingschool.org.uk

Ashlawn School, Warwickshire

TSST subjects:

secondary maths, physics and MFL (French)

Contact:

Liselle Dixon

Further Information:

Visit ashlawn.org.uk

Barr Beacon School, Walsall

TSST subjects:

secondary maths, physics and MFL (French & German)

Contact:

Stuart Foster

Further Information:

Visit evolveteachingschool.co.uk/

Bishop Challoner Catholic College, Birmingham

TSST subjects:

secondary maths, core maths, physics, MFL (French, German & Spanish)

Contact:

Eddie O'Connor

Further Information:

Visit bctsa.org

Fairfax, Birmingham

TSST subjects:

secondary maths, physics

Contact:

Rachel Clarke

Further Information:

Visit fairfax.bham.sch.uk

John Taylor High School, Staffordshire

TSST subjects:

secondary maths, MFL (French & Spanish) 

Contact:

Mike Simmons

Further Information:

Visit nationalforestteachingschool.co.uk/tsst

Painsley Catholic College, Staffordshire

TSST subjects:

secondary maths

Contact:

Clare Oberman

Further Information:

Visit painsley.co.uk/

Queen Mary’s High School, Walsall

TSST subjects:

MFL (French, German & Spanish) 

Contact:

Helene Lovelle

Further Information:

Visit qmhs.org.uk

South Bromsgrove High School, Worcestershire

TSST subjects:

French & Spanish

Contact:

Andrea Taylor

Further Information:

Visit sbhteachingschool.org.uk

The Polesworth School, Warwickshire

TSST subjects:

secondary maths, core maths, physics 

Contact:

Michelle Borders

Further Information:

Visit catteachingschool.org

Thomas Alleyne’s High School, Staffordshire

TSST subjects:

physics, MFL (French)

Contact:

Rebekah Lindsay

Further Information:

Visit ultteachingschool.org.uk

Walsall Studio School, Walsall

TSST subjects:

secondary maths, core maths, physics

Contact:

Mrs Narishaa Singh

    

Further Information:

Visit walsallstudio.school

Walton High School, Staffordshire

TSST subjects:

secondary maths, core maths, physics

Contact:

Jo Rowley

Further Information:

Visit waltonstaffs.com

Documents

TSST West Midlands Date  
WestMidlandsTSSTMaths1920 09th Dec 2019 Download
WestMidlandsTSSTMFL1920 09th Dec 2019 Download
WestMidlandsTSSTPhysics1920 09th Dec 2019 Download