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 community.
Alpha Academies Trust
Alpha Academies Trust is a high-performing trust of great schools, clustered in local communities, serving the Midlands, putting students first and attaining the highest standards.
Archdiocese of Liverpool Primary and Secondary Trust
Archdiocese of Liverpool Primary and Secondary 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
Aspirer Teaching Alliance
Ash Grove Academy
The Aspirer Teaching School aims to work inclusively and collaboratively, to secure the best quality of teaching and learning for pupils in the local area through a sustainable model of developing teachers and leaders.
The lead school for the Aspirer Teaching School is Ash Grove Academy, part of the Aspire Multi-Academy Trust.
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.
Bellevue Place Education Trust
Kilburn Grange School
Bellevue Place Education Trust (BPET) is the UK’s largest multi-academy Free School trust with seven schools located across London and Maidenhead. In standards terms, all are judged as either Good or Outstanding by Ofsted.
Every BPET child and staff member enjoys a broad (LEARN) and enriched (ENJOY) learning experience, enabling them to achieve far greater individual success (SUCCEED) than they might previously have thought possible.
We are leading the way in delivering high-quality education through a skills-based curriculum, applying the best of the independent and state sectors to deliver a breadth of opportunity and pupil enrichment.
The Appleton School
Benfleet Teaching School Alliance was formed between three schools dedicated to strengthening and developing teaching and learning throughout our locality. We aim to ensure that all students receive an outstanding education that positively impacts on their progress and attainment. To achieve this we will deliver high-quality training, share excellent teaching practices, shape initial teacher training, offer tailored school-to-school support, develop leadership potential and support 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.
Bury Teaching Schools Alliance
The Bury Teaching Schools Alliance was formed in 2014 by two National Teaching Schools: Christ Church Primary School Walshaw and Elms Bank.
Our alliance includes Bury Primary, Secondary and Special Schools with additional strategic partners, BEST Trust, Bury Secondary Learning Collaborative, Manchester Metropolitan University. Our partnership also extends to teaching schools from neighbouring authorities. Our strategic partners oversee the work of the alliance and take responsibility for all our provision.
Working together on improving teaching, developing the curriculum, providing high-quality staff training, growing future leaders and sharing the expertise already in our schools will have a profound impact - in all our schools and on every single child.
C2C Teaching Alliance
St Mary's C of E
The C2C Teaching Alliance was formed in March 2013 and is a Multi-Alliance teaching school consisting of two outstanding schools and a good school who each have their own teaching school status. In addition to this, the alliance has a number of other outstanding and good schools as its’ partners and is rapidly expanding. In the past 12 months we have successfully developed ITT enabling School Direct students to work within the Alliance.
We are also an appropriate body for NQT’s offering quality support and training for NQTs across Stoke on Trent.
Furthermore, we have developed the school to school support that we offer and are engaged in supporting a number of schools and have a good track record of the impact of that support. We also offer a wide range of CPD, including English, Maths, PE, Phonics and Senior leaders. Our most recent addition to this is training for recently Qualified Teachers showing leadership potential.
Our objective is to build a professional school led system based on trust and empowerment. We aim for excellence in holistic education; providing an outstanding teacher for every class and outstanding leaders in every school. By working creatively, reflectively and inclusively through a recognised professional school led system based on trust and empowerment we pursue high learner achievement and success for all.
CAT Teaching School
Community Academies Trust, The Polesworth school
The Communities Academies Trust Teaching School (CATTS) is an Alliance grown from two National Teaching Schools; Birchwood Primary School and The Polesworth School. These schools also founded the Community Academies Trust (CAT); a successful, school-based, multi-academy trust, the name of which originates from our shared, determined commitment to ensuring communities are well served by their local 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.
Catholic Diocese of Northampton
Cheshire Vale Teaching School Alliance
Tarporley High School
Cheshire Vale Teaching School Alliance delivers high-quality training and professional development for teachers at all stages of their career.
Cheshire West and Chester Leadership Hub
St Bernard’s RC Primary
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.
Citywide Alliance Schools Training
Newick Teaching School
CAST (‘Citywide Alliance Schools Training’) is a company, driven by principles not profit, supporting the sustainable delivery of affordable, high quality, continuing professional development (‘CPD’) and leadership development to school leaders, teachers and support staff across all phases, at all stages in their career – helping to ensure that children receive quality first teaching and the best possible start in life.
CAST continues the work of the Citywide Alliance and their success in helping to raise standards in schools across Sussex and was formed following cessation of operations from their office base at Westdene Primary School, Brighton in the Spring term of 2017. Westdene was one of the first 100 schools nationally to be designated Teaching School status in 2011 and whilst making the decision to de-designate in 2015, continued to work in collaboration and partnership with others with the CPD provision continuing as the ‘Citywide Alliance’ - coordinating the service across Brighton and Hove.
Working in partnership with schools and Teaching Schools across Sussex – including Robsack Wood Primary Academy in Hastings and having an office base at Newick Teaching School, East Sussex, CAST offers a variety of training and professional development opportunities, covering a wide range of curriculum and leadership development across East Sussex as well as continuing the provision in Brighton - extending the reach further across Sussex.
Courses and programmes are run from a variety of venues including Brighton, Newick and Hastings and wherever possible, other venues across Sussex.
CAST will be running NPQML and NPQSL groups in Spring 2020 at the following venues:
Brighton & Hove:
Withdean Training Centre
Newick Teaching School
Collaboration of Glossop Schools
Wolverhampton Schools’ Improvement Partnership (WSIP) was formed in 2012 with the purpose and vision to advance education by improving opportunities and outcomes for children and young people, through partnership working, procurement and provision of services, shared resources and expertise.
In April 2016 the Schools’ Company changed its name to ConnectEd Partnership Limited. ConnectEd Partnership is an inclusive, not for profit partnership of over 100 schools.
Since it was formed, the vision for the Partnership has grown stronger and is moving forward with every term that passes. As well as developing the brand of ConnectEd, the Teaching School and the School Sport Partnership have been formed. This has highlighted the value of working together and ensures that membership to the Partnership continues to offer great quality and value.
Cornerstone Teaching School
Broadclyst Community Primary School
Through the Teaching School platform, we are supporting educators to share ideas and develop an inclusive education that will build firm foundations and future success for all learners. We are aiming to create learning environments fit for the 21st Century, equipping children both with the skills, knowledge and higher-level competencies in a digital age. The teaching school is governed by a strategic board, partnered by schools across the Westcountry and commercial partners.
Diamond Teaching School Alliance
Winhills Primary Academy
Our alliance is comprised of twelve primary schools in Cambridgeshire which cover the age range from 2 year olds to 11 year olds.
The Diamond Teaching School Alliance provides high-quality support and training to teaching staff delivered by specialised practitioners. These include National Leaders of Education and Specialist Leaders of Education who have the capacity to support schools’ development areas and are available to be commissioned.
7 Herbert Terrace
Working in over 50 countries and delivering to over 250,000 teachers, we continue to offer a personalised service to ensure that we deliver training that is 100% relevant to you and your staff and as cost-effective as possible. You can always speak to one of our team and they will take you through the booking process from start to finish and will be at hand to answer any questions along the way.
Eastern Multi-Academy Trust
Eastern Multi-Academy Trust is a regional multi-academy trust with primary and secondary phase academies across the East of England.
Originally founded as CWA Academy Trust, as the Trust grew and expanded, it was decided that the time was right for the Trust to become independent and Eastern Multi-Academy Trust was formed in its own right in May 2017.
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)
85 Great Portland Street
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.
The Riverway Centre
Entrust work in partnership with schools, academy trusts and Local Authorities to provide specialist expertise, ensuring every child and young person;
- receives a good education;
- is in a safe and healthy environment;
- and is given expert guidance to realise their full potential.
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.
With offices in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and a Russian language desk in our Central London headquarters, Gabbitas is uniquely positioned to help families in the UK and overseas find the right school for their children. We provide higher education advice, tutoring, guardianship for international students, holiday courses, immersion and academic support programmes.
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.
Greater Peterborough TSA
Arthur Mellows Village College
The Greater Peterborough Teaching School Alliance (GPTSA) is a partnership of twenty schools across the Greater Peterborough Area and one University partner that is based at Arthur Mellows Village College. The Alliance schools all share a common goal of continuous school improvement through collaboration aimed at creating a ‘self improving’ system which nurtures excellence and best practice.
The Teaching Schools model is part of the Government’s move to give outstanding schools a leading role in the training and development of teachers and support staff.
GPTSA draws on the vast experience across the Alliance and utilises this to promote effective, coherent school to school support meeting the needs of the area. They are also responsible with the delivery of a programme of CPD aimed at the priorities identified across the Alliance along with delivery of the CPD programme for NQT teachers in Peterborough. Staff from all Alliance schools are involved in the development of the Alliance and in the delivery of our work.
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 and excellence.
Ignite Teaching School Alliance
St Bernard's Primary School
Ignite TSA launched in March 2014 and has embarked on an exciting journey to grow and share its own practice and passion for teaching, learning and leadership in schools.
Ignite TSA is based in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire and is currently a large collaborative of 41 primary schools working together to improve outcomes for all our children.
Our Mission: To ignite the passion for teaching, learning and leadership.
Our Vision: Passion Energy Partnership – for all
Inclusive Teaching Alliance (Hebden Green)
Hebden Green Community School
Cheshire Inclusive Teaching Alliance (CITA) is a group of four Special Schools who work collaboratively to improve the outcomes of all pupils with Special Educational Needs.
CITA grew from the shared vision that education for all learners is a dynamic and responsive experience delivered by resilient, reflective and skilled practitioners.
The CITA hubs are based in Cheshire at Winsford, Barnton, Chester and Ellesmere Port.
Kings Education Trust
Great Kingshill Church of England School
The Kings Education Trust opened as a MAT (Multi-Academy Trust) in 2018. Our overarching aims are:
- To provide a world-class education for current pupils and future generations of children within our local community.
- To work in partnership with other schools, to develop strong and sustainable school leadership
- To accelerate and embed school improvement.
L.E.A.D. Teaching School Alliance
L.E.A.D. Equate Teaching School Alliance serves a reach across the East Midlands, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire.
The Teaching School Alliance is a partnership working to inspire, motivate and empower every child and professional to embrace lifelong learning. Our vision is for all members to contribute to and benefit from exceptional levels of continuous professional development, high impact peer support and evidence informed practice.
We believe that sustainable, system wide improvements are achieved by building strong partnerships that operate in a culture of trust, openness and integrity. We acknowledge that everyone has something to offer and something to learn. It is through working together that practice can be tailored to need, shared and contributed to, a culture of mutual support can be established and exciting, new learning opportunities can be formed.
L.E.A.D. Equate Teaching Schools Alliance has numerous strategic partners in a number of key collaborations, working together to build a network of settings across all phases and specialisms. All aspects are delivered with the aim of creating a self-improving school system and one ultimate goal of impacting upon outcomes for all pupils within the alliance and beyond.
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.
Leadership for North East
St Bede's Teaching School
Leaders for the North East (L4NE) combines first-hand strengths of leadership and experience in primary, secondary and special schools/academies with the proven track record of St Bede’s (a highly experienced NPQ Licensee) in leadership development. Our vision for our schools and region is that the system values and has the capacity to reform and improve itself.
L4NE will be delivering the National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership with Outstanding Leaders Partnership in Spring in Durham in Spring 2020. To find out more, download the NPQEL qualification specification here.
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.
Lydiate Learning Trust
Deyes High School
The Lydiate Learning Trust is a network of schools and academies across communities in the North West of England. The Trust is founded on the core belief that every child should be afforded the very best opportunities in life. We engage with all within our Trust and beyond to enable them to show the world their particular talents, their ideas and their passion. Our partnerships across the region are helping to ensure that this opportunity is extended to as many young people as possible.
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 School.
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.
Manorfield Primary School
Manorfield Primary School
Manorfield Primary School is a co-educational school for 3-11 year-olds in Tower Hamlets Local Education Authority.
Merseyside SEN Teaching School Alliance
Millstead Special Needs School
Merseyside SEN Teaching School Alliance (MSTSA) is a collaboration of four special schools located in Sefton and Liverpool. In this sense, we are unique and form one of the biggest SEN alliances in the country. Working collegiately with our Strategic Partners we have combined with the aim of sustaining and promoting an exceptional quality of education for the young people and communities they serve.
MSTSA plays a leading role in the training and professional development of teachers, support staff and Headteachers, as well as contributing to the raising of standards through school-to-school support and research and development.
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 a 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
Focus Learning Trust was established as a registered charity in 2003 for the advancement of education, first and foremost providing leadership and support to its network of 28 UK independent schools which are registered as schools with a religious character.
Focus is part of the OneSchool global network, one of the most extensive and progressive networks of schools and educational support services in the world. With schools in 18 countries worldwide, our 10,000 students are benefiting from the amazing results of global collaboration and cutting-edge educational methods.
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 adapted 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 Catholic College was designated as a national Teaching School in March 2014 by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.
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 an 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.
President Kennedy TSA
President Kennedy School
The President Kennedy Teaching School Alliance is an alliance of partner schools from across Coventry, Warwickshire, Birmingham and Leicestershire. Our vision and strategic intent is the provision of high-quality Continuing Professional and Leadership Development, School to School Support and Initial Teacher Training that secures outstanding outcomes for all students within the alliance and beyond.
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 do.
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 practising 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
160 Herbert Ave
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 Andrew's CE Primary Teaching School
St Andrew's CE Primary Teaching School
St. Andrew’s is proud to be the first primary teaching school appointed in Salford and to lead the St. Andrew’s CE Primary Teaching School Alliance. It is an outstanding place to work and learn.
As the lead school in the St. Andrew’s teaching school alliance, we are firmly committed to training and developing all staff to the highest levels and working with our partners to raise standards through school to school support.
St Chad's Academies Trust
1 Three Spires House
St Chad’s Academies Trust is the Lichfield Diocesan Multi Academy Trust (MAT) a part of Lichfield Diocese, one of the 44 Dioceses which make up the Church of England. The Diocese covers most of the County of Staffordshire, the northern part of the County of Shropshire and a substantial part of the former Metropolitan County of the West Midlands. The Diocese envelops all or part of 7 Local Authorities and has 207 Church Schools and academies in its remit.
St Helens TSA
St Mary and St Thomas CE Primary School
St John Bosco Teaching School Alliance
St John Bosco Arts College
St John Bosco Teaching School Alliance is located in Sandwell, West Midlands. We seek to provide a high-quality network to serve our current and future leaders.
We have partners across both primary and secondary schools who work with us to support our students on School Direct Initial Teacher Training programme, we work in partnership with Newman University.
St Joseph's Catholic College
Stickney & New Leake Federation
Stickney Church of England Primary School
Our Headteacher is also working closely with the Heads in a cluster of schools, looking at school improvement: Stickney Primary, New Leake Primary, Sibsey Primary and Wrangle Primary.
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
Terra Nova Preparatory School
The Arch Alliance
All Souls' CE Primary School
The Arch Alliance Teaching School is an Alliance between All Souls’ CE Primary School and Hopwood Primary School working collaboratively to form a very strong multi alliance teaching school committed to
self-development and the development of others.
Our Teaching School ethos; Aspire, Reflect, Challenge, (ARCH) has very much guided and shaped our work.
We fundamentally believe in a school-led system of school improvement and want to share the outstanding practice that we have in our Alliance with all schools in the local area and beyond.
The Blue Kite Academy Trust
Ferndale Primary and Nursery School
In February 2016, Ferndale Primary and Nursery School became an Academy and joined The Blue Kite Academy Trust. We are a two-form entry primary school with one additional class in KS1, bringing the total number of pupils to 450. We have 15 classes, two in the Foundation Stage, five in KS1 and eight in KS2.
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 Challenge Academy Trust
Bridgewater High School
Bridgewater High School is proud to be a founder member of The Challenge Academy Trust (TCAT).
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 Diocese of Shrewsbury Training Partnership
Department for Education Curial Office
Lancashire & West Yorkshire
The Halifax Academy
The Halifax Academy
The Halifax Academy is a 4-16 through school that puts high quality teaching at the heart of everything we do. We are driven to inspire a love of learning and to give young people a voice. By helping our students to develop their own authentic voice, we strengthen their sense of identity, independence, self-esteem and self-worth.
In the classroom, we want students to feel confident and to know that their voice and opinions will be heard. We encourage students to think critically and to speak their minds articulately, whilst being respectful towards others. Our teachers inspire creativity and imagination; our students flourish in the creative subjects of art, design and photography, consistently achieving some of the highest exam results in the country.
Our through school structure offers many opportunities for sharing expertise and creativity across both the primary and secondary phases. Our strategies to improve teaching, learning and leadership are both innovative and developmental, using coaching, research and evidence-based enquiry to ensure we are continuously improving our practice. The investment in our people ensures that we deliver rapid and sustained progress for our students.
Our staff are equally as important to us as our students and we are proud to have maintained Investors in People Gold standard since 2012, most recently redesignated in 2018. We believe that our ethos and values help us to attract and retain excellent teachers.
The Halifax Academy is the founding member of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust.
The Heath Teaching School
The Heath Family Multi-Academy Trust, The Heath Teaching School and it’s wider alliance work together to provide an extensive and dedicated service to school-to-school improvement.
The Heath School Runcorn was one of the first 200 schools to be designated as a National Teaching School in April 2012.
The designation by the National College for School puts the Heath at the foremost of educational thinking with a key role in delivering Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and School to School support, working with its partners, to lead the training and professional development for staff.
The Learning Federation
Broadford Primary School
The Learning Federation brings together Mead and Broadford primary schools to share expertise and reinforce a common vision. Working together we deliver a broader, higher quality education, a stronger sense of purpose and a more enriching learning environment.
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 National Forest Teaching School (NFTS) is an alliance of secondary, primary and special schools spanning a wide geographical area from Derby and Burton on Trent through to Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield. Our schools operate in a variety of different contexts but share a common belief in the power of collaboration to bring about continuous school improvement in our local area.
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.
The Russett Learning Trust
The Russett Learning Trust
The Russett Learning Trust provides an outstanding education for all our pupils and young adults with a range of Severe and Complex learning difficulties. We work hard to ensure we improve the life chances of all our pupils and young adults across the Trust.
As a Trust, we are focussing within the area of Special Educational Needs so that the expertise and skills we have developed over many years can be shared. We are working closely with many preschools, nurseries and schools through our extensive COaTs (Community, Outreach and Training Service) programme.
We aim to ensure that all our pupils and young adults are given a broad and balanced education which prepares them for their journey through life.
Our ongoing success is due to the continued outstanding contribution from our talented and highly dedicated support staff and teachers. This is enhanced by the extensive support and commitment from our parents and carers.
The members of the Trust have clearly set out their core values which will ensure that all our schools will work in partnership in leading educational transformation within Special Education.
Tove Learning Trust
Grace Academy Solihull
Tove Learning Trust is a multi-academy trust (MAT) established in Northamptonshire in 2016.
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.
Uttoxeter Learning Trust Teaching School
Thomas Alleyne's High School
Uttoxeter Learning Trust Teaching School was awarded National Teaching School status in June 2018. We are delighted to serve schools and colleagues across the region.
20 Emmerson Building
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
Victoria Academies is an established multi-academy trust created in January 2014. It began as a single academy and is named after the founder school, Victoria Park in Smethwick.
It became the first primary school in the local authority (Sandwell) to convert to an academy in April 2012. Almost two years later it became the lead school and sponsor within Victoria Academies Trust.
Victorious Academies Trust
Victorious Academies Trust was established in January 2018. We are based in Tameside and working towards developing a hub of excellence to support local schools.
We have a vision for education that builds pathways for all, focusing on personal progress, academic progress, character development and progress to employment. Lifelong learning, professional development and community involvement are core to our purpose. We aim to remove barriers to achievement and to inspire individuals by setting their learning in the context of their future aspirations. We currently have three primary academies in our Trust.
Wade Deacon Trust
Wade Deacon Trust comprises of eight academies and a Teaching School working as equal partners, who strive for excellence in all we do for the benefit of our pupils.
With a range of exciting opportunities for aspiring teachers and educational leaders, the Wade Deacon Trust provides the very best support and training to assist you in achieving your goals.
We are passionate about providing tailored support from the NQT journey to all levels of educational leadership.
We offer a wide range of services from collaborative working through to training and support for school improvement and governance with the three key priorities focusing on:
• Initial Teacher Training
• Continuing Professional & Leadership Development
• School-to-School Support
Through collaboration, the vision of the Trust is that all schools in our area of influence are at least ‘Good’ and that every member of the learning community is inspired to achieve their potential.
We believe in:
- Raising aspirations of all
- A commitment to quality
- Celebrating diversity and values
- Trust and confidentiality
- Openness and sharing
- Creativity and innovation
- Sustainability and value for money
Warrington Leadership Hub
Evelyn Street Community Primary School
Warrington Teaching School Alliance (WTSA) formed in 2014/15 and specialises in supporting Primary and Early Years settings. Led by a strategic group of schools, and supported by a larger group of alliance Associate Members, WTSA works across the North West of England to drive school improvement forward.
Our key aims as a Teaching School are to:
- Train the next generation of outstanding teachers through the ongoing development of high-quality initial teacher training via our School Direct Programme.
- Develop opportunities for Continuing Professional and Leadership Development.
- Provide support for other schools, using strategies of school-led school improvement
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 an NLE.
West Cumbria Teaching School Alliance
West Cumbria Teaching School Alliance is a unique Teaching School Alliance with a remit that covers all ages and phases, from age 4 to 19, including a Special School – we are, therefore, in a very strong position to be able to work with all education providers in a wide area.
As a Teaching School Alliance we are committed to:
- Engaging in an innovative and collaborative approach to develop outstanding future educators and leaders
- Having a shared responsibility for the outcome of all learners
- Succession planning that systematically manages the talent within the Alliance to bring through the next generation of Head teachers, Senior and Middle Leaders for all schools
- Identifying strengths in the current Alliance and developing and sharing best practice
- Having a shared moral purpose to work together to improve teaching and learning
- Engaging in research and development that underpins all aspects of the Alliance work.
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.
Wickford Teaching School Alliance
Wickford Teaching School Alliance has partners within Wickford & also Kings Lynn.
We are based in Hearts MAT and our Lead School is Wickford Church of England School. WTSA provides CPD, school-to-school support and training to local teachers.