The new school year starts every September with a Trust Development Day - a day where Heads came together to decide the direction of the TVCLTs focus for the coming year. Importantly, we established our vision- "A journey of limitless opportunities".
We have, through the past years, created opportunities for representatives from our individual school council to meet, resulting in a Trust Student Council. As you can imagine, they have had some excellent ideas about how they might work together to develop links between learners in all schools. One of these was for a Trust Talent Show. We are pleased to state that we hold the first place thanks to our amazing drummer. The Talent Show took place in November and was a true credit to individual schools and to the Trust as a whole. The diversity of acts and the professionalism with which they took part was incredible. Wilnecote High school staged the event, and it was simply superb - many thanks to the staff there who enabled the event to run smoothly and to all the learners who performed with such confidence.
On the first day of term January, our Trust wide "Professional Learning Day" took place. Staff from all TVCLT schools came together at the Longwood for a day of learning. A typical TVCLT training day compiles an independent speaker around a theme selected by the TVCLT Board alongside focussed sessions that enable the staff from across the Trust the opportunity to work together upon a specific theme. Feedback from the days has always been incredible positive.
Longwood prides itself upon being able to welcome students from Derby University to share and enhance our working practice together to enable us to build a positive future for our pupils.
The Heads of the TVCLT have also been busy working alongside Nexus to plan and organise a Peer to Peer review system to support the development of all our staff across all the schools. It is hoped that this program will evolve over the years and develop into the project we have all envisioned. A project to ensure the best education is delivered to all pupils across the TVCLT. As a Trust we aim to develop and extend the Peer to Peer development progam across all areas of our schools.