Early years and schools improvement

The Early Years and School Improvement Service

We are a highly experienced group of specialist education professionals dedicated to improving outcomes for children and young people.

We work with schools at all stages of their development across North Tyneside and beyond. Schools in need of improvement; good schools aspiring to be outstanding and outstanding schools seeking to improve even further.

We are uniquely positioned to offer:

  • informed advice and guidance to school leaders on how to improve aspects of the school
  • proactive support in the collection, moderation, verification and effective use of pupil performance information
  • a strong partnership approach with outstanding schools and practitioners with a proven track record of bringing about improvement
  • identification and sharing of local, regional and national best practice
  • a full range of professional development opportunities for school leadership teams, staff and governors
  • a professional development programme carefully tailored to a school’s individual needs
  • competitively priced services that reinvest in North Tyneside schools

For more information, check out the Early Years and School Improvement website

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We work in partnership with schools, North Tyneside Learning Trust and teaching schools to provide a reliable high quality service which allows us to offer support and a programme of continuous development training to all. We can also deliver bespoke training on request to assist you on your learning and development journey.

Our vision

We want North Tyneside School Improvement Service to be recognised through our good relationships with schools and partners to enable us to continue to support schools to secure sustained improvements through a range of personalised strategies.

Our commitment

The Early Years and School Improvement Service:

  • understand your needs and tailoring our offer to meet them
  • embrace changes and support leaders to deliver on them
  • focus on improving standards and outcomes for children and young people

Our work

The Early Years and School Improvement Service:

  • challenge, guidance and support to maximise achievement
  • develop leadership within schools
  • support learning and development in schools
  • raise achievement in schools
  • offer continuous professional development to all school staff
  • work closely and strengthen links with our partners
  • support pre and post Ofsted inspection
  • support for school self-evaluation
  • provide subject specialist support
  • broker school-to-school support for those in challenging circumstances
  • provide induction programme for new headteachers
  • provide induction programme for NQTs
  • provide school development partner programmes
  • provide headteacher appraisals

We offer a Service Level Agreement or a ‘pay as you go’ option for support to all schools.

Training Programme

To access our CPD programme please visit our website below:-



For a Services to Schools brochure or further information email: lynne.shilton@northtyneside.gov.uk.

The Langdale Centre

We are based at the Langdale Centre in Wallsend.

Early Years and School Improvement Service
North Tyneside Council
The Langdale Centre
Langdale Gardens
NE28 0HG

The Langdale Centre is a professional conference & training centre based on the outskirts of Newcastle Upon Tyne, within easy reach from Newcastle Central train station, Newcastle airport, the A19 and A1058(Coast Road).  The Centre is accessed by good public transport links, with a 10 minute walk to the main Tyne & Wear Metro system and bus routes within 5 minute walk. The Langdale Centre also has free parking for over 135 vehicles.

Langdale Centre offers excellent conference and training facilities for a wide range of events; from seminars, presentations and workshops to boardroom meetings providing value for money accommodation. A wide variety of training rooms are available, accommodating groups of between 6 and 50 guests. For larger events we have the Conference Hall which can comfortably seat 128 guests cabaret style or 200 theatre style.

All our rooms are well equipped and we have all the support you could need readily available in terms of IT and Audio Visual support. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi access, IT equipment including laptop, projector, screen, sound and flipcharts. All rooms also have water coolers included.

Our in house catering team are on hand to accommodate all of your catering requirements, with a wide range of buffet menus, selection of pastries, cakes, Tea, Coffee and a high quality restaurant service.

Our aim is to ensure that we have everything in place for your meetings, allowing you to concentrate on business in hand.

For further information or to arrange a visit, contact:

Paul Harms
Telephone: (0191) 643 8502
Email: paul.harms@northtyneside.gov.uk

To make a booking, email langdalebookings@northtyneside.gov.uk.