Two Rivers Institute

Two Rivers Institute is the new name for Twynham Teaching School. Our drivers are quality, value and a research informed approach to professional practice in schools. Our mission is to facilitate and provide professional learning opportunities for colleagues in both the Twynham Learning family of schools as well as those in the wider educational community spanning Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, Dorset and Hampshire.  Find Out More 

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Tricia Taylor - Tailored Practice - The Science of Learning Session 3 (Secondary Focus)

We are extremely pleased to confirm that Tricia will be leading three sessions for us on The Science of Learning. Session 1 will be applicable to all phases and Sessions 2 and 3 will be phase specific. Session 3 (Secondary Focus) will build on the key learning from Session 1 and will follow the outline below: -

Session 3. Long Term Learning: Putting the Most Effective Strategies into Action (Secondary focus)

a. What are you already doing?

b. Presentation of a series of strategies, across subjects

c. Tools to help students with independent learning

d. Classroom case studies for long term planning

Please Note:

Session 1 (all phases) will take place on 10th February 2022 and is listed as an individual event that will need to be booked separately.

Session 2 (Primary Focus) which will build on the key learning from Session 1 will take place on 10th March 2022 and is listed as a further event that will need to be booked separately. 

After 20 years of teaching and leading in schools in London and New York, Tricia founded TailoredPractice - to pursue a passion to make research more practical for educators. Her goal for TailoredPractice is to communicate complex ideas in more straightforward and meaningful ways and create curricula and strategies that are grounded in research and shaped by expertise.

Since starting TailoredPractice, Tricia has partnered with numerous British and international schools and presented at a wide range of education conferences including regular appearances at Learning and the Brain conferences in the US and the Festival of Education in the UK. Her book, Connect the Dots: The Collective Power of Relationships, Memory and Mindset in the Classroom, is a culmination of her work over the past several years.

Previously, Tricia was Director of a large creative arts faculty and a Lead Practitioner at an “Outstanding” all-through 4-18 school in London, Head of Department, English and media teacher and an Associate Lecturer for English at Goldsmith’s University teacher training programme.  Before that, she taught English at a high school in Brooklyn, New York.

Tricia’s other roles include: Strategic Advisor to Inclusive Schools, whose important work aims to bring gender equality to our schools; ambassador for Leadership Matters and a fellow for the Royal Society of the Arts, where she co-coordinated the RSA Mindfulness Network for many years.

Event Date 17-03-2022 3:45 pm
Event End Date 17-03-2022 5:00 pm
Individual Price £35.00
Primary NQT Appropriate Body and Induction Programme

Two Rivers Institute is pleased to be able to offer a full range of NQT Induction and Programme Services to local schools.
Appropriate Body

The appointment of an Appropriate Body (AB) is a statutory requirement for the induction period of NQTs and an NQT cannot start their induction until their Appropriate Body has been agreed. As an AB, TRI will undertake the necessary verification and administrative processes on your behalf. 
This will include:

  • Registering the NQT with ourselves and the Teaching Regulation Agency 
  • Maintaining records and assessment reports 
  • Making the final decision as to whether or not the NQT’s performance against the Teaching Standards is satisfactory, drawing on the recommendations of the Headteacher/Principal 
  • Notifying the Teaching Regulation Agency of the decision 
  • Providing a named contact and advice line for support and guidance

NQT Induction Services

In addition to TRI’s role acting as an Appropriate Body to undertake the verification of NQT induction assessments, TRI is able to support schools by providing access to a full range of services to ensure that all NQTs are successfully inducted into the teaching profession.

This can include but is not limited to:

  • Training for NQT mentors in Summer Term of AY1920 to ensure the mentors are fully prepared to support their NQTs in AY2021 
  • Programme of professional themes seminars aimed specifically at NQTs 
  • Lesson observations with developmental feedback (written and verbal) against the teaching standards 
  • Coaching sessions

For further information on registering for Appropriate Body services or to book a place on the induction programme, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01202 878073 (option 7).

Event Date Multiple Date Event
Individual Price £250.00

Please contact the event provider if you have a question.

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