Alliance of Leading Learning Overview

We are a school led inclusive partnership representing all phases and school contexts nationally and internationally. Our core team at The Marches Academy Trust have trained over 400 ITT and over 150 School Direct students; we have also led the professional learning of over 5,000 educational leaders and governors. Our extended partner network of over 18 schools nationally is supporting over 50 schools as MAT lead schools, NLEs and NLGs. Embracing all of our work is the unique Professional Learning Conference we host each year which continues to inspire school colleagues nationally.

The Alliance of Leading Learning has an ever-extending network. We are proud and privileged to now be in partnership with The University of Warwick and are excited by the range of opportunities this will bring. The Alliance of Leading Learning and all of our partners are driven by our intent to secure firm foundations in a rapidly changing and challenging educational landscape for those new to teaching, for schools requiring support and for the exemplary educational leaders of the future. Quite simply we want to ensure the right expertise exists to enhance a self-improving system and impact learners, leaders and schools to drive continuous improvement.

If you want to be part of our success story as a trainee teacher, an exemplary leader or by attending the professional learning conference please follow the links and start your learning journey.


Our vision is to embrace the school led system and provide gold standard professional learning for those new to teaching, for schools requiring support and for the exemplary educational leaders of the future – ensuring 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




Our remit is to focus our work on three key areas, known as the Big 3:

  • Initial Teacher Training
  • School to School Support
  • Continued Professional Development (CPD)

We are also are committed to and have expertise in:

  • Research and Development
  • Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)
  • Succession Planning and Talent Management