The Josie Thirkell Institute of Education (formerly Positive Regard TSA) is a vehicle of professional development for all – Initial Teacher Training, CPD, apprenticeships, leadership development programmes, coaching and mentoring.
Nurturing our talent is what we are best at.
We enable people to become the authors of their own destiny.
Josie joined Springwell (Barnsley) in 2002. She became Wellspring’s first Chief Executive Officer in 2012. In 2016, Josie was awarded an OBE for her services to education. After stepping down from her professional roles in 2014, Josie became a Wellspring Member, helping to guide the Trust’s early development. Sadly, Josie died in 2017 after a period of illness.
Ethics and values are at the heart of our culture and our success. We are passionate advocates for inclusion and social justice. We are professionally generous and work alongside a wide range of partner organisations to make a difference for all children and young people.
The Josie Thirkell Institute Key Priorities are:
Initial teacher training and early career pathways
School led system improvement
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