Alliance of Leading Learning


Our vision is to embrace the school led system to provide gold standard professional learning nationally and internationally – which has life changing impact on children and young people.

Our core values:
Excellence – striving always for mastery and personal success
Integrity – consistently acting with honesty, compassion and respect
Empathy – embracing and supporting the uniqueness of every individual
Creativity – inspiring and challenging through invention, experimentation and exploration
Equality – ensuring fair opportunity for all



The Marches Academy Trust Learning Mission Statement
We believe: Successful creative lifelong learners participate in a journey of self discovery. They know how to learn, acquire skills and feel safe to take risks with confidence and courage.

Alliance of Leading Learning Executive Board members

The purpose of the Alliance of Leading Learning (ALL) is that, working in mutual partnership the member schools and extended partner schools will invest in professional learning and school improvement across their representative areas in the West Midlands and North West. In the spirit of school to school support the extended partnership will combine their expertise in ITT and leadership training to work together and support schools to raise standards of learning, pupil achievement and teaching, and enhance the quality of leadership and management through Professional Learning and School Improvement Programmes.

Our remit is to focus our work on six key areas, known as the Big 6:

  • Initial Teacher Training
  • School to School Support
  • Continued Professional Development (CPD)
  • Research and Development
  • Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)
  • Succession Planning and Talent Management

The Alliance of Leading Learning prioritises:

  • co-ordinating and delivering high quality school-based initial teacher training (ITT)
  • Providing high quality school-to-school support to spread excellent practice, particularly to schools that need it most
  • Providing evidence-based professional and leadership development for all in our learning community across our focused areas – the West Midlands and the North West and also nationally and internationally.

Our aim is to utilise our extended network of exemplary schools and be a brokerage hub for other system leaders and school direct providers, co-ordinating the supply and activity of national leaders of education (NLEs), national leaders of governance (NLGs) and specialist leaders of education (SLEs). Our intent is to help prevent underperformance by supporting vulnerable schools, and where needed, help tackle underperformance in coasting schools and lead improvement in good schools.




Alliance of Leading Learning