Teacher Vacancies – check here

Now live in South West, finally!

The DfE has now launched a free job listing service for all state schools and searchable jobs database for teachers looking for jobs: https://teaching-vacancies.service.gov.uk/. All schools in the South West have been sent an email inviting them to sign up and begin advertising jobs in the w/c 4th February. As soon as a school, academy or MAT signs up they can begin advertising roles.

If your school did not receive an invitation, or would like to advertise vacancies on behalf of your organisation you can send an email to teaching.vacancies@education.gov.uk. Teachers can begin to use the database to search for jobs from February.

Accelerate – CPD for early career teachers

Please find below details of a new DfE initiative to provide CPD for those in the first 5 years of teaching. This is part of their Recruitment and Retention strategy:

The four-term Accelerate programme begins early Spring Term 2019 and will rapidly develop your skills to improve outcomes for the young people you teach and benefit your wider school community. Funded by the Department for Education, it’s open to teachers in the first five years of their careers who are teaching in schools that meet our eligibility criteria. Places are limited – you can register your place today, or visit the contact us page to sign up to receive updates if you’re not yet ready to apply.

Research Circles

We at Applied Minds Teaching School are always striving to be open minded about progress and new ideas. We like to explore, engage with other leading educational professionals and trial and test new thinking in teaching and learning. We believe this innovative way of thinking enables us to re-think how ‘CPD’ is done and really begin to be evidence informed and research savvy.

We have created a number of research ‘circles’ which aim to discover over the course of a term what the latest research and thinking is and discuss and agree what and how it can be tried and tested in each of our settings. We are working cross-phase and encourage a system of shared responsibility and collaboration.

We are exploring a number of groups including:

3-18 Curriculum
Cognitive Science
Artificial Intelligence
Outdoor Learning

If you want to find out more or join us on this journey with any of the groups, do get in touch:

Helen Rodgers
Teaching School Administrator
01736 352321


Applied Minds Teaching School

Trauma Informed Schools

You are invited to attend a Trauma Informed Schools Training delivered by Psychotherapist Ellie Baker.

Monday 28th January 4pm-7pm

Mounts Bay Academy (Main Hall)

Overview of course content:

-The neuroscience and psychology of child and adolescent mental health and mental ill-health: what every teacher needs to know.

-Model One:
ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) study and Protective Factors in schools that change children’s lives

-Model Two:
Professor Jaak Panksepp’s model of mental health, mental ill-health and theory of change

-Model Three:


-The role of emotionally available adults in schools: Benefit to staff and students
-‘I wish my teacher knew’ They want to tell us. Are we ready to hear
-Key skills in responding to and understanding challenging and/or trauma triggered behaviour.

Restorative Leadership Programme

Contact us for more details: rjames@mountsbay.org

This course includes a Level 3 Award accredited by Cornwall College.

The programme is free due to funding from the European Social Fund.

Cohorts starting from January 2019 in Penzance, with the option of further Cohorts in other locations in Cornwall in 2020.