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Alliance Partners

Weatherhead Teaching School Alliance Membership

The WTSA model is one of a partnership that strives for continual improvement. In joining our Alliance you will be committing to a Teaching School Alliance that:

  • Engages schools across a wide area to build a true partnership model of operation
  • Collaborates with partners to direct the future work of the WTSA and create the capacity to meet National Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Work together to develop an outstanding provision
  • Excels in all it does

Our membership is inclusive regardless of sector, type or Ofsted rating. Those schools who join our partnership not at good or outstanding could come under our Alliance School to School support (S2SS) / CPD umbrella. We have a commitment to ensure all those we work with achieve at least good.

The WTSA will have a range of participation at different commitment levels: below are some examples of initial activity under each commitment level. 

Gold - High Level of Commitment (STRATEGIC PARTNER)

Exemplar activity:

  • Member of and regular attendance at WTSA Strategic Board
  • Lead or Member of WTSA Steering groups
  • Commit to develop provision for S2S support as an NLE, LLE, SLE
  • Engage with WTSA talent management and succession planning tool  
  • Support recruitment processes e.g. for SLEs and School Direct
  • Provide mentor / shadowing support for Aspiring Leaders and SLEs
  • Lead workshops and contribute expertise to CPD programme
  • Speak at conferences
  • Exchange best practice
  • Provide practical support e.g. venues for conferences / meetings
  • Keep abreast of WTSA activity via the WTSA website
  • Participate in WTSA School Direct and make a contribution to the programme 

Gold Members receive 1 free annual place at one of our events and a 20% discount on all other WTSA events.

If a Gold level Partner is the lead organiser of a WTSA event, that institution will have as many free places as required.

Silver – Medium Level of Commitment

Exemplar activity:

  • Member of and regular attendance at a WTSA steering group
  • Provide mentor / shadowing support for Aspiring Leaders and SLEs
  • Build capacity to support WTSA S2S support through the provision of LLE or SLE
  • Lead workshops and contribute expertise to CPD programme
  • Speak at conferences
  • Collaborate on R & D projects
  • Provide practical support e.g. venues for conferences / meetings
  • Keep abreast of WTSA activity via our website
  • Participate in WTSA Schools Direct and take lead role in an aspect of delivery

Silver Members receive a 15% discount on all WTSA events.

Bronze – Associate Level of Commitment

Exemplar activity:

  • Participate in Schools Direct with the WTSA
  • Keep abreast of WTSA activity via our website