Sigma Teaching School Alliance

Sigma is an alliance of Poole, Dorset and Hampshire primary, secondary, alternative provision and special schools with the shared aim of working collaboratively to improve outcomes for all students within our schools and beyond.

Our alliance members have a broad range of skills and expertise and include outstanding leaders from across the educational continuum.  We are committed to working in partnership to support school improvement at all levels.

We believe in finding and developing outstanding staff through focused professional development and by providing clear career pathways across our alliance. > Find Out More 

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Rescheduled Date for Autumn Term. Due to the current Coronavirus siutation this course has been rescsheduled for Tuesday 3rd November.

Bookings are still open for other delagetes to join the course.


Strategic Leadership is the first key competency identified for Governing Boards. Before the other competencies can be addressed, the Board need to set out their overall strategic framework.

Event Date 03-11-2020 6:00 pm
Registration Start Date 10-09-2019
Available places 13
Cut off date 30-10-2020
Individual Price £100.00
£100.00 13
PACE+ Approach Taster Session for Headteachers and SLTs November 2020 Online

An Introduction to the PACE+ Approach for Headteachers and Senior Leadership Teams

Led by Ian Hunkin.


The PACE+ approach provides evidence based interventions to work effectively with:

  • Pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs
  • Pupils who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Supporting all pupils to be open and engaged to learning.
Event Date 17-11-2020 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 29-06-2020
Available places 50
Cut off date 13-11-2020
Individual Price £25.00
£25.00 50
Effective Middle Leadership for Support Staff January 2021 Online Course

Effective Middle Leadership for Support Staff  - January 2021 Online Course

 This programme enhances the leadership skills of support staff, helping them to develop fantastic teams that deliver results. 

Participants will be required to complete a leadership project as part of the programme. They will receive additional coaching by established senior leaders to support them to reflect on their practice and achieve the most to benefit their school.

Event Date 07-01-2021 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 18-05-2020
Available places 50
Cut off date 04-01-2021
Individual Price £125.00
£125.00 50
PACE+ Approach Spring 2021 Online

Evidence-based interventions to work effectively with children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Needs 

Led by Ian Hunkin.


Our series of 6 sessions gives the opportunity to learn practical, evidence-based strategies in order to be able to work successfully with children and young people with SEMH needs.


Event Date 12-01-2021 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 29-06-2020
Available places 50
Cut off date 08-01-2021
Individual Price £125.00
£125.00 50
Teaching and Learning Online Spring 2021

New Teaching and Learning Online Spring 2021 

“Evidenced informed Teaching” is a series of 5 interactive CPD sessions packed with practical strategies to help teachers at every stage of their careers to bridge the gap between research and classroom pedagogy.

Event Date 03-03-2021 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 29-06-2020
Available places 50
Cut off date 24-02-2021
Individual Price £125.00
£125.00 50

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