Elmridge Primary School Testimonial

In 2011, Elmridge Primary became one of the first Teaching Schools in the country. Since that time we have extended our reach within the Teaching School Alliance, offering the NCTL programmes and governor training programmes through our work with the core team from The Leadership Academy who are now fronting the Alliance of Leading Learning. We are in our fifth year of development and the benefits to those who attend and deliver the courses are immense.

I have had the opportunity to work strategically with Cavelle and others to build a reputation of outstanding professional learning and relish the opportunity to work with people of such quality and integrity. We have run all courses in partnership, continuing to train staff on a yearly basis in facilitation. My own staff have participated as course members on the NPQSL and NPQML, again the benefits to school, pupils and personal CPD is immeasurable. We are now working on bespoke programmes to meet the needs our individual schools based on need. In the ever changing landscape of education one size does not fit all.

The feedback from candidates has been fantastic and many of those who attended the NPQH course and have attained headships have either joined our alliance or sent staff to the courses we offer. Each programme is regularly and robustly quality assured to maintain the high standards expected and demanded.

As an executive principal I think it essential that courses are developed and facilitated by the Alliance of Leading Learning – who have such a wide reach within the country to meet the ever-changing demands of the system. They have the ability to select the best within the system to enable the system to flourish.

Jo Appleyard
Executive Principle Dunham Trust