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.
Our alliance of over 45 schools includes both primary and secondary schools. For 2015/16 the membership rates are £1,600 for a primary school and £3,200 for a secondary school.
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
- Teacher Development Programmes
- NLE Deployment and Funding
- Urban Leadership Programme
- 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
- Challenge Partners