Our Vision

We have formed an Alliance of schools that will work together to provide a 'world class' experience for all our students.

We recognize that world class systems will:

  • Support all learners to excel in the basics of literacy and mathematics
  • Enable all schools to be judged good or better for overall effectiveness, and for each judgement category (Ofsted)
  • Use high quality performance data to inform quality improvement
  • Focus on improvement and innovation in teaching and learning
  • Reward and recognize the best teachers and leaders and use them across the system
  • Encourage peer led creativity and innovation in schools
  • Support system wide innovation and experimentation
  • Develop system leaders who lead and support change beyond their own schools

World-class systems will have a relentless focus on improving teaching and learning by:

  • Establishing collaborative practices between teachers in and across schools
  • Making classroom practice public, open, shared, accountable and celebrated
  • Developing leaders and teachers into coaches of their peers
  • Providing professional development that makes leaders and teachers responsible and able to share their leadership and pedagogical skills throughout the system


To become world class through working in partnership, developing system leadership to enable high quality teaching, leading to outstanding outcomes for all those associated with the Alliance;

  • at least 85% of pupils attaining level 4 in English and mathematics at the end of KS2
  • at least 70% of pupils attaining 5 good GCSEs including English and mathematics
  • The achievement gaps at key stages 2 and 4 will be less than the national gap figures for all pupil groups
  • At least 90% of secondary schools and 95% of primary schools will be performing above the floor standards and making at least expected progress in English and mathematics


To grow sustainable capacity for all members of the Alliance, provide leadership, support and opportunities that can be responsive to the needs of each individual school. The Alliance will seek to extend its support in other schools which would benefit from collaboration with stronger partners.

Opportunities for support will include but not be limited to:

  • Initial Teacher Training
  • CPD/Leadership Development
  • School to school support
  • Research and development
  • Supporting governors
  • NQT Induction
  • Use of Data
  • Support staff training and development
  • Peer Observation
  • Support and co-ordination of common training days
  • Developing subject expertise
  • Middle and senior leadership programmes and internships
  • NPQH support

Key Themes

We envisage that our Partnership will address the improvement agenda by developing and disseminating expertise in four key themes of primary, secondary & 'special' education.

1. Outstanding Initial Teacher Training

2. Outstanding Teaching and Learning

  • Developing a common/transferable framework designed to achieve Outstanding quality teaching
  • Thinking skills development
  • Literacy development in the primary, secondary and 'special' classroom (particularly the teaching of reading)

3. "World-Class" Education

  • Creating a "Research-based" profession
  • International comparison
  • Leadership development at all levels

4. Leadership Development

  • Middle and Senior Leadership development
  • Governor/Trust development
  • Developing Associate Colleagues

5. Outstanding CPD Programmes to disseminate themes 1-4

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