Our national partners include outstanding teaching schools and multi-academy trusts who promote the qualifications through their local alliances and networks.
Each of the areas where we deliver our programmes has a lead school-run organisation that oversees the work in the region and reports to the strategic board: Dean Trust in the North, L.E.A.D. Academy Trust in the Midlands and West Hertfordshire Teaching Schools Partnership in the South.
The partnership is managed by Best Practice Network, a nationally recognised training provider, responsible for the day-to-day running of the partnership, including co-ordinating design and development, provision of the virtual learning environment and diagnostic tools, administration, financial management, project and risk management.
Each dot on the UK map represents an OLP Partner. Hover over a dot to see the Partners name, and click on the dot to see more details about them.
Aletheia Anglican Academies Trust
Aletheia Anglican Academies Trust
Our schools seek to embody the Christian experience of community, where gifts are shared, where the emphasis is on what can be
contributed and where each is given according to need. Aletheia schools welcome those of all faiths and none, and are proud of the
inclusive nature and diversity of each cohort. At the heart of the Aletheia vision is the belief in educational excellence; the belief that
Aletheia is called to serve pupils, staff, parents and the local community by providing places where children and young people develop
and thrive intellectually, socially, culturally and spiritually.
Aletheia is committed to sustaining high quality schools, and supporting schools in need of specific improvement in some of the more
challenging wards in Kent.. Our focus is to provide school improvement services that draw on the wealth of practise from across our
trust, broaden the expertise available to schools through flexible working arrangements and increase our capacity to quickly respond to
the needs of individual schools. Pedagogical excellence is at the heart of all we do with a sustained focus on collaborative and mastery
learning. Our Teacher Training ‘Hub’ status aids our mission to recruit, train and retain staff of the highest quality within our local
Alpha Academies Trust
Aspire Teaching Alliance
Ash Grove Academy
ASSET Education is a 13 school primary multi-academy trust based in Suffolk. We want our schools to be amongst the best in the
country in providing an excellent education. We empower our staff and pupils, engage with the local community and work towards
providing equity for our most disadvantaged pupils.
Best Practice Network
Best Practice Network’s aim is to make a positive difference to children’s lives by developing skilled and fulfilled education professionals in schools, early years settings and other organisations. A national organisation, Best Practice Network support the Outstanding Leaders Partnership through providing specialised professional development training.
Working in partnership with Teaching School Alliances, Multi-Academy Trusts, Dioceses and Early Years providers as well as a network of practitioners, Best Practice Network provide quality and effective professional development.
Blueprint Alliance Teaching School
Sirius Academy West
Blueprint Alliance Teaching School is a collaboration of primary, secondary, FE and specialist educational providers located in the East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and Kingston upon Hull.
They are proactive in their approach to supporting outcomes for students and development of staff across the partnership and beyond. They have experience of delivering training and support to individuals and organisations locally, regionally and nationally.
Buckinghamshire Learning Trust
C2C Teaching Alliance
St Mary's C of E
CAT Teaching School
Community Academies Trust, The Polesworth school
At the heart of our work is a consistent and focused desire to nurture and train and develop people. We also understand that, for our
staff across the Trust and for the wider teaching school alliance to enjoy the greatest rewards from working in the school environment,
colleagues must feel accomplished in their work, proud of their achievements and reflective so that they continue to experiment,
innovate and develop professionally.
We understand that a thriving, reflective and developing workforce leads to world class achievement for the young people in our care.
We want them to leave the schools in our Alliance having succeeded academically, personally and socially. We know that working
together in a strong network of schools who challenge each other, support each other and strive for the best will provide the best
environment to enable this.
Chiltern Teaching School Alliance
Chiltern Learning Trust
The CTSA is a cross-phase and cross-regional alliance with Challney High School for Boys, supported by its partner school, Denbigh
High as the lead school. Challney Boys was designated a National Teaching School in the first cohort, from September 2011.
A number of strategic partners, who are also members, oversee the work of the alliance and take responsibility for aspects of the
provision. Together, and with our strategic partners, we provide training and support and identify and co-ordinate expertise by using the best
teachers and leaders to focus on:
- Initial Teacher Training
- Continuing professional and leadership development
- Succession planning and talent management
- School-to-school support
- Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)
- Research and development.
Collaboration of Glossop Schools
Diocese of Shrewsbury
Department for Education Curial Office
Lancashire & West Yorkshire
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Eastern Multi-Academy Trust
CWA Academy Trust is a MAT founded by the College of West Anglia, an established high quality provider of education with campuses in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.
The CWA Academy Trust family of academies seeks to offer mutual support to one another, develop shared learning and understanding, collaborate to achieve better outcomes, recognise unique qualities and differences, be positive and aspirational, focus on the successes of individuals and develop a culture of healthy competition.
Educational Success Partners Ltd (ESP)
Educational Success Partners Ltd (ESP) is an education training and consultancy service whose team have over 10 years’ experience
of offering school challenge and development services to schools throughout the UK and British curriculum schools overseas.
Farlingaye and Kesgrave Teaching School Alliance
Kesgrave High School
Farlingaye and Kesgrave High Schools were designated as a joint Teaching School in July 2011. We are formed from like-minded schools and higher education institutions to strive to continually improve the quality of teaching, learning and standards for students locally. We believe that working together on existing and new initiatives will bring about exciting and valuable developments.
Through a strong working partnership, we hope that we can make a real difference together in developing new initiatives, sharing good practice and most importantly, making the most of such a large pool of expert practitioners. The work that the alliance embarks upon is intended to be fluid; working on relevant projects which the alliance strategy team identify as worthwhile and exciting. Farlingaye and Kesgrave Teaching School Alliance, in collaboration with West Ipswich Teaching School Alliance and Springfield Teaching School Alliance is proud to be working in partnership with the Outstanding Leaders Partnership to deliver National Professional Qualifications locally.
Great Sankey Teaching School Alliance
Great Sankey High School
Located in Warrington with excellent access to Manchester and Liverpool, Great Sankey Teaching School Alliance, working with Warrington Teaching School Alliance, is a diverse partnership, with primary, secondary and special schools working together to improve outcomes for young people.
They have a successful track record of developing leaders through National Professional Qualifications and engaging system leaders in school improvement across the region.
HEART Hub, Salford
Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School
The greatest single determinant of a child’s success in school is the quality of their teachers. Therefore, Heart Teaching School Alliance is dedicated to developing and forming our staff teams, who then in turn enable our students to flourish.
Heart TSA, based within Sacred Heart RC Primary School, has established itself as a centre of best practice, developing an evidence based approach to cross-phase innovation, creativity and pedagogy, working with a variety of schools and partners, including the Diocese of Salford, OLP, SEERIH, and EducareM to ensure that we live up to aspiration to 'inspire a generation...'.
Herts & Bucks Teaching School Alliance
St Clement Danes School
The Herts & Bucks Teaching School Alliance is a collaboration of schools, universities and learning trusts in the south of Hertfordshire
and Buckinghamshire. We have combined with the aim of sustaining and promoting an exceptional quality of education for the students
and communities we serve. Each organisation involved shares a common ethos focused upon the delivery of outstanding student
outcome, has a proven track record of good practice and a desire to deliver world class education.
There are eleven Strategic Partners comprising seven schools, one ESC, the University of Hertfordshire and the learning trusts formed
by Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire local authorities. In addition there are over 20 further schools who operate as Alliance Partners,
together with five universities, and formal links established with other teaching schools. We are represented by secondary and primary
schools, together with schools from the state and private sector. Faith schools are represented at both primary and secondary level
together with those with a specific specialism such as educational support units. Some secondary provision represents grammar
schools but the majority is comprehensive with examples of both co – education and single gender provision.
Thus, the range of schools within the Alliance serve communities from a complete cross section of social and economic backgrounds
and hence reflect the broad span of issues faced within modern education. This combination, across all types and stages of education,
ensures the Herts and Bucks Teaching School Alliance has the resources to deliver the range of services associated with a teaching
Data clearly demonstrates that schools collaborating within the Alliance improve student outcomes at key points of assessment and
hence their subsequent life opportunities. Likewise the programmes for school improvement delivered by the Alliance have a proven
positive impact on the performance of recipient schools. The Alliance is a clear working model of collaboration facilitating improvement
L.E.A.D. Teaching School Alliance
The L.E.A.D. Teaching School Alliance is a dynamic, cross-phase collaboration of schools committed to harnessing, nurturing and sharing the specific skills and attributes required to teach and lead in areas with diverse pupil populations.
All members of the alliance are passionate about continuing to improve the outcomes of young people through high quality of teaching and learning. The L.E.A.D. TSA is committed to delivering highly effective training that impacts positively on the learning experiences of every child’s education.
Landau Forte Teaching School Alliance
The Teaching School Alliance is led by Landau Forte College, Derby, to ensure all children and young people in Derby City and the surrounding areas have the opportunity to reach their full potential. We are committed to raising standards and strengthening the workforce in our schools. We will work in partnership to respond to local priorities and needs to secure improved outcomes and promote social mobility for students in Derby and Derbyshire.
We believe that all students in all schools within the Alliance will benefit from a commitment to work together in order to share strengths, build capacity and support developments which will ensure that the potential of each student is realised to be the best that they can be.
At Leighton Academy we develop leaders in every area. Autonomy to 'have a go' and take part in action research is encouraged and all staff have access to bespoke CPD. The Principal and Head of School have facilitated the NPQ face to face days since 2016 and thoroughly enjoy meeting leaders of the future. As a larger than average primary academy serving a diverse community and part of The Learning For Life Partnership, we have experience of all the challenges leaders face in education.
Luton First Teaching School Alliance
Hillborough Junior School
The Luton First Teaching School Alliance was initially made up of 12 schools working with the local authority and the Shire SCITT, which has since increased to 20 schools.
The schools involved represent the 5 geographical partnerships that Luton is administratively divided into and consist of all key stage phases, incorporating nursery and special school provision. They are also linked to the secondary schools in Luton though Luton Futures and have a high school representative on their steering group.
Manchester Teaching School Alliance
Chorlton Park Primary School
Chorlton Park Primary School became a designated teaching school in 2013, Brookburn Primary School was also designated in spring
2014. In 2017 they were joined by two further alliance schools becoming teaching schools, Barlow Hall Primary and Chorlton High
Manchester Teaching School Alliance is an alliance of these four teaching schools together with our partners Manley Park Primary
School, Chorlton CE Primary School, St John's RC Primary School, Beaver Road Primary School, St Mary's RC Primary School
(Levenshulme), Old Moat Primary School, Rolls Crescent Primary School, St Ambrose RC School and Oswald Rd Primary School.
Our alliance was formed to deliver high quality training and professional development for teachers and leaders at all stages of their
careers, as well as contributing to the raising of standards through school-to-school support.
The last year has seen us going from strength to strength, delivering a range of successful courses, building a strong team of specialist
leaders of education and supporting schools.
Merseyside SEN Teaching School Alliance
Millstead Special Needs School
North Chadderton School
The Oak Trust
At North Chadderton we have a balance of traditional values and the very highest of expectations and provide the perfect platform to
enable every student to be given the best possible chance of success. The school has an unrelenting focus on the success of every
student supported with expert guidance, care and support.
North Chadderton achieved excellent results at both GCSE and ‘A’ Level in August 2018 which continues its very strong culture of
success. These superb results are testament to the hard working students along with the excellent help and guidance of their teachers.
This reaffirms that at North Chadderton, an excellent learning culture is created where students are given the opportunity to achieve the
highest possible standards. The school focusses strongly on developing skills within all students so that they can effectively apply their
knowledge and understanding as well as ensuring that they are "work ready and school ready.
Focus Learning Trust
Orbital Education are an International schools group with 10 schools spread across 3 continents across the globe. Orbital Education
have a diverse student population and offer the English National Curriculum adopted to the local needs of International Families.
Oxfordshire Teaching School Alliance
The Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance is a partnership of 10 Teaching Schools working collaboratively with over 300 nursery, primary, secondary and special schools across Oxfordshire and beyond to provide school-led Initial Teacher Training, Newly Qualified Teacher Induction, Professional Development, School to School Support and an online Job Board to support recruitment.
Each year, we train over 100 teachers, provide induction for up to 400 NQTS, offer over 140 professional development courses/programmes, support professional networks, manage a team of 200 system leaders who provide support to over 100 schools and help schools to fill teaching and support staff vacancies through our free job board.
Painsley Catholic College Teaching School Alliance
Painsley Catholic College Sixth Form
Painsley Teaching School Alliance consists of a wide range of partners, including primary schools, secondary schools, special schools and two universities. We work collaboratively with schools in Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Derbyshire, sharing our outstanding practice, providing training and CPD, driving school improvement and training new teachers and as a NQT Appropriate body.
It was designated as a national Teaching School in March 2014 and is the North Mids Maths Hub. In addition, it is the Accelerate Coaching Hub for teachers in years 2 – 7 of their career, a DfE-accredited Pupil Premium Reviewer training centre and the West Midlands lead for WliE.
Our Trust is a growing family of schools, built on a commitment to the development of the children and young people in the communities we serve.
We exist to deliver the very best educational outcomes for every learner. Based upon a foundation of independence, we empower young people to broaden their horizons and open their minds to new opportunities.
At the heart of every Pathfinder School is the belief that life is about more than success; it’s about greatness. The secret to finding this greatness lies in our everyday actions that make life more fulfilling and more rewarding for us and those around us.
Together we want to develop inspirational schools which instil independence, humanity and collaboration in every learner, enabling them to find the greatness within them.
Our values stand at the very core of everything. They are the centre from which all we do and say radiates, guiding the way that we work together.
Percy Hedley Foundation TSA
Hedleys Teaching School
Newcastle upon Tyne
Plymouth CAST is a multi-academy trust (MAT) that educates around 7,200 pupils in South West England. It is linked to the Catholic Diocese of Plymouth. CAST consists of 33 primary schools, one nursery, and 2 secondary schools, grouped in the following clusters: Cornwall, Plymouth, Devon North, Devon South, Torbay, Dorset West and Dorset East.
Over the past two years CAST has seen rapid improvement in school standards and systems. CAST’s mission is to be a ‘community of outstanding schools in which pupils flourish in safe, happy and stimulating environments’. Plymouth CAST is committed to developing the skills and leadership potential of its staff.
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool
Archdiocese of Liverpool Trust
The Archdiocese of Liverpool Secondary School Improvement Trust comprises of 35 secondary schools (twenty-one with sixth forms)
and 2 sixth form colleges. The Archdiocese covers the following Local Authorities: Lancashire, Sefton, St Helens, Knowsley, Liverpool,
Warrington, Halton and Wigan and is an organisation based upon collaboration and sharing good practice to provide the very best
education for all our students
All Hallows Catholic College
Rowan Learning Trust
Hawkley Hall High School
The Rowan Learning Trust was established in May 2012 with the aim of maximising the potential of all children, students and adults that
we work with. The Trust was established by the Governing Body and Leadership Team of Hawkley Hall High School following
successful school to school support over a number of years and across a large number of schools in the Greater Manchester area. That
school to school support was based on the belief that teachers should help each other to develop professionally so that the life chances
of the children and students that we teach can also improve.
Hawkley Hall High School itself is a 11 – 16 mixed comprehensive of around 1000 students and 150 staff situated to the west of Wigan.
We are a community of students, staff, parents and governors with a common goal. We strive for the highest standards in everything we
Salop Teaching School Alliance
The Priory School
The Salop Teaching School Alliance’s lead school is The Priory School, Shrewsbury in Shropshire. The alliance prides itself on high quality CPD provision which is relevant to the needs of the local area. We offer a range of courses
aimed at both teaching and support staff, across both the secondary and primary sector.
Our School Direct ITT offer is a Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin based partnership of successful and outstanding secondary schools
working in collaboration with both local authorities and our ITT provider the University of Chester.
The alliance has a dedicated team of Specialist Leaders in Education who are available to provide bespoke school to school support
packages to individuals, schools or departments.
We firmly believe that we are ‘stronger together’ and that partnership and collaboration between practicing teachers in different schools
is the only way to continually develop and improve teaching and learning for the benefit of students, parents and the communities in
which we work.
Severn Teaching School Alliance
The Bridge School
The Severn Teaching School Alliance is based in Telford, Shropshire. The Alliance includes over 50 schools, the University of Chester, and a team of school improvement specialists.
Two of the schools within the Alliance are National Support Schools (NSS): The Bridge School (Lead School) and Apley Wood Primary School. The Head Teachers at these schools are also National Leaders of Education (NLE).
Their offer includes Leadership & Management Support, CPD, School to School Support, Primary Initial Teacher Training (School Direct) and opportunities to work on Research and Development Projects.
The Severn Teaching School Alliance consists of primary, special and secondary schools within Telford & Wrekin, and they also work closely with the Local Authority.
Studley High School
The Shires Teaching School Alliance is ideally situated only a 30 minute drive from South Birmingham and on the border of Redditch, Bromsgrove and Stratford-Upon-Avon. The Shires TSA is a wonderful opportunity for schools in Warwickshire and Worcestershire to collaborate, consolidate and improve outcomes for pupils within individual contexts. This is delivered by maintaining a culture of trust, openness and a desire to improve and succeed. Shires TSA delivers on three focus areas: Professional Development; Initial Teacher Education and School to School Support. All three are integral to an institution recruiting and retaining the best colleagues in the profession; organic growth of leaders and sharing best practice.
The reason why our leadership development programme is so successful and leads to so many colleagues gaining promotion is that the sessions are relevant and linked to the real life context of being a leader. You may not like role-playing leadership scenarios, but what better way to hone your skills than in the safe environment of your group. The research we use is current and reflective of the educational climate both today and ready to build into tomorrow's world of 21st century teaching.
Sigma Teaching School Alliance
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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.
We also provide high-quality professional development opportunities to support teaching professionals at every stage of their career. Taking the best evidence-based practice nationally as well as from across our alliance of schools we are able to offer a wide variety of inspiring courses and programmes for all sectors of education.
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.
St Chad's Academies Trust
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St Helens TSA
St. Mary and St. Thomas’ Church of England Primary (part of The Three Saints Academy)
St John Bosco Teaching School Alliance
St John Bosco Arts College
St Joseph's Catholic College
Stickney & New Leake Federation
Stickney Church of England Primary School
Suffolk Borders Teaching Alliance
Wells Hall Road
The Suffolk Borders Teaching Alliance promotes effective collaboration and partnership working within schools located primarily in west Suffolk and the associated borders shared with Essex and Cambridgeshire.
Extending beyond the schools of the host multi-academy trust, Unity Schools Partnership, strong track records of collaborative working and school improvement provides all those involved education in the locality valuable evidence informed opportunities for leadership development, staff training, research opportunities and school-based initial teacher training.
Working alongside the Unity Research School, evidence plays a crucial part in our provision, supplementing experience and providing best bets for school improvement.
Terra Nova School
The Arch Alliance
All Souls' CE Primary School
The British International School Ukraine
The British International School Ukraine is widely accepted as the country’s most prestigious international school. Its priorities are the
care and well-being of each child, service to the parents and support for the community.
It is an inclusive international community which promotes learning for life. The school has established a strong reputation as a friendly
and caring environment with a commitment to quality. BISU focuses upon achievement, high academic attainment and a curriculum
which is broad, balanced and designed to meet the individual needs of the children. The school recognises that excellent results are
important and also that children should be happy and know they are listened to and cherished.
Established in 1997, BISU has grown to 4 campuses with over 650 pupils from EYFS to Year 13. As a British international school, it is a
proud member of COBIS and the Black Sea Schools Group.
The Dean Trust
Ashton on Mersey School
Ashton on Mersey, Sale
The Dean Trust, with an outstanding reputation in school improvement, is at the heart of our growing partnership.
The Dean Trust aims to be a key driver, locally, regionally and nationally in the move towards the self-improving school system. It has a flourishing School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provision, a Maths Hub and a high quality, relevant professional development offer.
With a cadre of NLEs, LLEs, SLEs, facilitators and coaches, they support professional development in all phases of education, including leading the Outstanding Leaders Partnership.
In addition to this, the Trust Chairman, Brian Rigby MBE, is a designated NLG. The Dean Trust are eager to meet the challenges of the ever-changing educational landscape by supporting all our partners leading innovation and change. Good relationships are at the heart of their success and they pride themself in continuing to successfully nurture existing partnerships alongside the development of new challenges and opportunities.
The Heath Teaching School
The Learning Federation
Broadford Primary School
The Midland Academies Trust
The Midland Academies Trust
The Midland Academies Trust is a family of four secondary schools serving some 3,000 students in the Nuneaton area. We work at the
heart of our community with the common goal of 'Creating Successful Futures'.
We believe our staff are our greatest resource, and our schools work in close collaboration to reduce workload and accelerate progress.
As part of this we are committed to providing research-informed professional learning pathways for all of our staff. The National
Professional Qualifications suite is an important part of this and we are proud to be part of the Outstanding Leaders Network.
The National Forest Teaching School
John Taylor High School
The Potteries Teaching School Alliance
St Gregory's Catholic Academy
Longton, Stoke on Trent
Teaching Schools are outstanding schools who work with others to provide high quality training and development to new and
experienced school staff. The PTSA has a commitment to achieving excellence in teaching, learning and school leadership. Our goal is to appoint the highest
calibre of teachers in our schools. We aim to inspire, motivate and develop our teachers to become outstanding practitioners, managers and leaders in our school, fully
equipped to adapt to the needs of learners. We will provide high quality training to meet the needs of teaching staff at different stages within their career.
Trafford Teaching School Alliance (TTSA)
Tyntesfield Primary School
Trafford Teaching School Alliance (TTSA) is a Multiple Teaching School Alliance, placing teaching, learning and pupil achievement at
the heart of its work. The alliance is passionate about collaboration and innovation with research at the centre of their work. TTSA has
over fifty alliance partners from across Trafford Primaries, all working collectively and collaboratively. TTSA fervently believes that a
collaborative approach has the power to transform and their alliance partners offer expertise in a diverse range of contexts, working
collectively to ensure Teaching School outcomes are delivered and achieved
The alliance is led by three very diverse high achieving schools, each with a shared passion and vision for the alliance: Longford Park
School, Seymour Park Community School and Tyntesfield Primary School.
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Veema Education delivers personalised training and School Improvement packages to schools in the UK and internationally. We help schools to achieve their goals by delivering impactful in-school training to staff and students alike.
We understand the challenges facing schools and passionately believe in promoting personal, academic and professional growth through evidence-based CPD. Using best practice pedagogical approaches, our bespoke development packages provide sufficient time for new knowledge, skills and reflection to be put into practice.
Victoria Academies Trust
Victoria Park Primary Academy
Wade Deacon Trust
Weatherhead Teaching School Alliance
Weatherhead High School
Weatherhead Teaching School is a very successful and established organisation, that is also part of the Peninsula MAT. NPQ courses
have been run from the Teaching School for a number of years. The Teaching School specialises in the provision of Leadership
Support. The Director of the Teaching School is a NLE.
West Hertfordshire Teaching Schools Partnership
The West Hertfordshire Teaching Schools Partnership is proud to have been one of the first Teaching Schools to be designated in 2011. It was formed from a partnership between Bovingdon Primary Academy and Hammond Academy.
These schools, in collaboration with the Grove Academy, are now part of a MAT, the Aspire Academies Trust, which forms the hub of West Herts Teaching School. They currently have over 70 Hertfordshire schools in the Alliance. Being part of their Alliance gives schools the opportunity to access high quality CPD and to influence and consistently improve educational outcomes for young people. From training the next generation of outstanding teachers to coaching trainee heads on the NPQH qualification, alliance members can access input for their specific school needs and work collaboratively with others to help raise standards in their own school and benefit of their community.
Western Lakes Teaching School Alliance
Wickford Teaching School Alliance
Wickford Teaching School Alliance has partners within Wickford & also Kings Lynn. It is based in HEARTS MAT and its Lead School is
Wickford Church of England School. WTSA provides CPD, school-to-school support and training to local teachers.