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School To School Support

One of the most effective ways of achieving school improvement is by working with other schools and there are many opportunities for school leaders and governors to work with and receive support from their peers. 

The Teaching School Alliance Specialist Leaders of Education are able to provide exceptional support to schools in need in their chosen area. 

The School-to-School Support and Training booklet (available to download below) indicates the provision available from September 2017. 

The offer is cross-phase and school support will be provided by NLEs (R Littler and N Dyment) and by a number of SLEs and other experienced staff who are part of our Teaching School Alliance.  For most of the activities a pre-deployment meeting or telephone conversation will be needed to identify the exact nature of what is required, along with the time-frame and expected outcomes.  The cost of the work may be covered by individual schools or from LA or other sources.  All the work would be quality assured and each of the staff deployed has a full understanding of the confidentiality requirements.  The costs to be agreed at the start of the deployment.

All the work undertaken on behalf of the Weatherhead Teaching School Alliance to be brokered through Mr N Dyment, who will negotiate deployment and lead on QA aspects of the deployment. 

The SLEs and other staff involved in the Alliance are from a variety of primary and secondary schools, their pen-portraits can be found on the Teaching School website:

All booking and enquiries to be direct to Tanya Jordan:; 0151 631 4415.

Please note:  Availability of SLEs who will be working for the Weatherhead Alliance is at the discretion of the Headteachers of the schools they are employed in.  Mr Dyment will be discussing requests with Headteachers, but it must be recognised that there will be limited capacity to meet all demands.