Welcome to the Titan Partnership, a local charity that operates a unique education network of Primary and Secondary Schools, FE Colleges, Universities and Private Training Providers across Birmingham. Addressing the challenges and priorities that face our members, Titan is providing the opportunities and support that your staff and students need in order to succeed.
Academic year 2019/20 was a year like no other. It changed, and will continue to change, the education landscape as we know it. As a sector, education had to adapt quickly to the virtual world of teaching, learning, safeguarding, and welfare. Titan swiftly embraced a virtual approach, ensuring that our members continued to gain benefit and impact from our meetings, activities and events during lockdown.
The Covid-19 crisis and lockdown has made us all look at things differently, and through a variety of lenses, and nothing is in sharper focus than Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI). Inclusion and diversity have always been a key priority for Titan however we now aim to ensure that EDI is the ‘golden thread’ that connects all that we do, both as a charity and for our members. As part of this pledge Titan is setting up an EDI Working Group for our members and key stakeholders to develop strategies and activities that will make genuine change happen.
We know that the mental health and wellbeing of students and staff will continue to be one of your key priorities this year, therefore we are setting up a Mental Health and Wellbeing Working Group that will directly address the needs of your school communities.
Staff recruitment and retention also continues to be a key priority for Titan. Through our specialist Initial Teacher Training Programmes, NQT, and CPD offers, we are supporting schools to recruit and retain the very best teachers and leaders. This academic year we are increasing the number of sessions on our free NQT programme to ensure that NQT’s continue to receive the best support possible.
Titan will continue to provide events and activities that unlock potential, raise aspirations and support your staff and students to succeed. Working with our key partners and employers across the city we will continue to provide opportunity for all.
Titan is driven entirely by the needs of our members. We believe that our membership offer for 2020/21 will continue to provide real benefit, impact and exceptional value for money during these challenging times.
We are proud to support our teachers and leaders in making a real difference to the lives of children and young people across Birmingham and we look forward to working with you this academic year.