Bill Rogers

Bill Rogers is an education consultant. A teacher by profession, Bill now lectures widely on discipline and behaviour management issues; classroom management; stress and teaching; colleague support; developing peer-support programs for teachers and developing community-oriented policies for behaviour management, based on whole-school approaches.

He works in every area of education (primary, post-primary and tertiary) conducting in-service programs/seminars for teachers and support staff, lecturing widely at Colleges of Education, Universities and schools, working with parent groups and students in schools.

He has taken seminars, in-services, lecture-programs and developed in-school workshops with teachers (across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the U.K.) in the past sixteen years. His work is known especially for his commitment to a skills-based approach to discipline and behaviour management and the emphasis on a colleague support focus across the school for the development, and maintenance, of positive behaviours within a rights, responsibility, rules focus.

Bill is the author of many journal articles and contributions to magazines (in Australia and the U.K.) and has published a number of books in Australia and the United Kingdom. He also has written for the Times Educational Supplement in the UK. Bill is on the Editorial Board of Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties a journal published quarterly by Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association (SEBDA) in

Innerdrive - Edward Watson & Bradley Busch

Edward Watson

Edward Watson is a graduate of Oxford University who went on to become a Major in the Army, serving for 7 years. Upon completing an MBA with distinction at The London Business School he moved into strategic consulting. He founded InnerDrive as he is passionate about helping people develop their mindset and performance under pressure in order to get the best out of life.

Bradley Busch

Bradley Busch is an HCPC registered Psychologist. He graduated from Loughborough University with distinction, and went on to work with Premiership footballers and athletes from Team GB. He writes regularly for The Guardian and is one of the leading experts on how psychological research can best help students and teachers.


Whole Day

£200 (ATSA/SASH members - £150) including lunch & refreshments

Single session

Bill Rogers - £100, (ATSA/SASH members - £75) including refreshments

InnerDrive - £50, (ATSA/SASH members - £38) including refreshments

To book: https://bit.ly/2TT6DEy

For further information please contact Helen Jenkins:
Email: atsa@castle.somerset.sch.uk
Tel: (01823) 274073

SASH Curriculum Leads Conference



To book: https://bit.ly/2APM19q

For further information please contact Helen Jenkins:
Email: atsa@castle.somerset.sch.uk
Tel: (01823) 274073


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Secondary Shanghai Exchange

The Castle School Maths Teachers (Mrs Rebecca Murphy) has been selected to take part in a prestigious teacher exchange, focusing on mathematics, with a partner school in Shanghai.  When the Chinese city of Shanghai took part in the three-yearly Pisa test of 15-year-olds' academic ability in 2009 and 2012 it topped the table in maths, leaving countries such as Germany the UK and the US - and even Singapore and Japan - trailing in its wake.  Here is an interesting article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-38568538

Rebecca Murphy is one of 16 secondary mathematics teachers from schools across England taking part in an exchange as part of the Maths Hubs Programme. The Castle School is working with the Jurassic Maths Hub. 

The purpose of the exchange is to further develop the understanding and implementation of mastery approaches to teaching maths in our school, and in local partner schools/she will be working with during the school year 2018/19. 

This is one part of the Teaching for Mastery Programme, run by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) in conjunction with the Maths Hubs Programme, and funded by the DfE.  Funding for the four-year programme, initially amounting to £41 m, was launched in July 2016.
The group of teachers, all of whom have completed training as Mastery Specialists in a programme run by the NCETM and Maths Hubs, will be visiting Shanghai in late November/early December 2018, and hosting their partner teachers from Shanghai in English schools in January 2019.

There are 35 Maths Hubs, spread across England, each led by a school with a record of high achievement in maths, and of supporting improvements in maths teaching and learning in neighbouring schools. 

There will be a return visit of the Shanghai teachers to The Castle School. During this time, there will be opportunities for other colleagues from both Castle and other schools in the area to observe Mastery lessons being taught by the Shanghai teachers. This will take place on 23rd and 24th January between 9.10-10.10. They will set up a classroom in the hall and the audience can watch and observe how the class is taught. There are currently 150 people coming to watch and, to our knowledge, this is the first time anything like this has happened in the UK so we are incredibly fortunate.

WiL (Women in Leadership)

Women in Leadership (WiL) is a highly personalised programme designed to suit your needs and your stage of leadership and ambition.

The programme, offered in partnership by The Affinity Teaching Alliance (TATA) and The Redstart Teaching Alliance (RTA), is funded by the Leadership, Equality and Diversity Fund.

The main aim of the programme is to give women the confidence and support to progress into a leadership position. You may currently work in a middle leadership role and are now looking for the next step, or you maybe just considering your first step into leadership. Whether you are in full-time teaching or on maternity leave considering which way your career is going, this programme will support and challenge you.

There are three parts to the programme and it is designed to complement the Inspiring Leadership Programme and the Women’s Regional Network. It is highly personalised to suit your needs and your stage of leadership and ambition.


There will be three conferences and workshops over the course of the year. Each conference will have a keynote speaker to inspire and tell their story. Workshop style sessions will follow covering a range of topics including:

Leadership styles – know yourself, build a team.

Teamwork – motivating your team, investing in them for maximum impact.

Pace-setting leadership: challenge and support

Being forensic: how to analyse data and develop an effective plan to implement change.

The business of being a Headteacher: finance, HR and premises.

The things they never tell you! - small group chats with serving Headteachers.

Learn how to balance things - being a great mum and great teacher, leader, headteacher. Learning from women who are great Headteachers, great teachers AND great mums too.

You can apply by completing the short application form below:

Email your completed application forms to the following address: teachingschool@redstartpartnership.co.uk. Please clearly mark your email ‘WIL Application’.

If you have any questions or if you would like more information, please contact Beth Souster on: (01460) 260260.


School to School Support

The Castle is a National Support School and the head is the NLE. However we know that each school is different and that School to School Support may be better coming from one of our other schools that share contexts. When the Alliance is contacted for S2S support, the first stage is for the NLE to meet with the Head usually but sometimes the Chair of Governors to discuss what is needed and the way forward. The next step is to broker the support amongst Alliance schools depending on the subjects and/or skills and experience needed for the receiving school. Access to all CPD programmes is included in the support, membership of the Alliance and the Head is invited to attend the core group meetings. 

NPQH Middle Leadership Programmes

LSSW is a not-for-profit charitable Trust, formed and governed by leading Teaching Schools to provide leadership training for teachers across the South West of England. The purpose of the Trust is clear: to develop outstanding school leaders who raise standards of achievement. The programmes are designed and led by experienced school leaders for aspiring leaders 

NPQML Level 1 Programme Summary

NPQML Level 2 Programme Summary

NPQML Level 3 Programme Summary


Sometimes the LA will fund this or the DfE. Schools may wish to fund any work themselves and the NLE will discuss this with the Head/ Chair of Governors at the initial meeting.

To request an initial meeting between you and the NLE, click email: SWatson1@castle.somerset.sch.uk