Pastoral Leads’ Meeting

 Monday April 25th 9.30-2.30

 Meols Cop High School

 North Sefton Coastal TSA welcome all pastoral leads from Sefton secondary schools to share best practice/discuss key current issues.

Have you, like us, found the SEND administrative changes, the appeals system, fair access, Prevent, children’s mental health, British Values, cuts to external agencies and support and so on, very difficult to assimilate and successfully manage? [Did we mention workload and wellbeing too?] Professional development seems to be aimed towards learning and teaching and succession planning doesn’t always encourage the pastoral route as much as subject specific roles.

Please do come along and bring examples of your best practice in these key areas and together we can support each other to continue to provide the very best support and care for our students.

Other issues of interest might be teaching assistants, the use of mentors, key learning tutor skills and the development of professional development courses to develop the skills and knowledge that will encourage colleagues to apply for middle leader pastoral posts.

These ideas came out of an SLT meeting between 3 Southport high schools and it seemed sensible to open up our discussions with all schools. Please let us know if you would like to attend. There is no cost and lunch will be provided.

Please email Annette Peet at to let us know if you would like to attend and which examples of practice you can share/would like colleagues to discuss on the day

If you would like to download the information click here: Pastoral Leads’ Meeting

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Meols Cop High School & Range High School are proud to announce an exciting professional development event:

Research Leads in Schools


Establishing Research Leads in Schools. The aim of the conference is to establish a network of research leads across the North West

Meols Cop High School as part of the North Sefton Coastal Alliance will be holding a unique opportunity to find out how an enquiry based approach, rooted in effective educational research, can develop and transform teaching and learning.

The conference will showcase the latest thinking of how effective research can be used across schools to have an impact on the outcomes of all students.

There will also be an opportunity to listen and ask questions to practitioners who have developed their own enquiries throughout the year.


Senior leaders interested in establishing a research lead in their school to facilitate an enquiry based approach to the development of teaching and learning.


Professor Robert Coe from the School of Education and Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM), Durham University. His research interests are wide-ranging and include: evaluation methodology; Evidence-Based Education and the involvement of practitioners in research.

Dr Gary Jones, worked in post-compulsory education for over 25 years. Gary has a doctorate in educational management from the University of Bristol and is interested in the art and craft of vocational pedagogy and evidence-informed practice.

Alex Quigley is the Director of Learning and Research at Huntington Secondary School, York. He is the Project Lead of the RISE (Research-leads Improving Students’ Education) Project. An EEF funded randomized controlled trial to evaluate if and how a Research-lead can improve outcomes for students.

Representative from the Education Endowment Foundation, an independent grant-making charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?  £40 per person

When: Thursday, 23 June 2016 from 09:00 to 16:00 (BST)

Where: Meols Cop High School – Meols Cop Road, Southport 6JS, United Kingdom

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