Become a Member

The L.E.A.D. Urban Teaching School Alliance is a dynamic partnership of schools committed to harnessing, nurturing and sharing the specific skills and attributes required to teach and lead in areas with diverse pupil populations. They share unique opportunities to make a profound difference to the lives of children regardless of background or barriers, where every child can feel encouraged to Drawing on schools’ collective experience and best practice, the L.E.A.D. Urban aspire, empowered to achieve and motivated to progress.

The Teaching School Alliance aims to be a beacon of excellence and specialist expertise. Resilience, resourcefulness and responsiveness to change are fundamental to its success in the ever shifting educational landscape.

Schools interested in joining can join our existing hubs in Nottingham, Sheffield, Derby and Leicester. Schools from other geographical locations are welcome to join and form a new hub supported by the Teaching School Alliance.

Membership Levels

Our alliance of over 45 schools includes both primary and secondary schools. For 2017/18 the membership rates please get in touch with the TSA team.

Annually we issue a Memorandum of Understanding to all new and continuing members which sets out the membership package for the coming year.

As a member schools can access:

  • Initial Teacher Training


  • NLE Deployment and Funding


  • Governor Training


  • SENCO Training


  • Leadership Programmes; NPQH, NPQML and NPQSL


  • School to School support


  • School Business Management Qualifications


  • Teaching Assistant Programmes


  • Team of LLEs and SLEs



If you are interested in the L.E.A.D. Teaching School Alliance. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can arrange a telephone call and a meeting to discuss the benefits of becoming a member.