The Alliance of Leading Learning team are working hard to keep in contact with all participants on our programmes.  If you are unsure or need to seek clarification regarding any bookings please contact the team.  Below is some general advice regarding our programmes:


We are working with the DfE and Quality Assurance Agent to ensure that participants are fully supported in the completion of their NPQ qualification, and not penalised as a result of the current challenges facing schools. Where sessions have had to be cancelled, an online alternative has been offered, and we hope to resume face-to-face sessions as soon as possible in line with government guidance.

Regarding assessments we have agreed with the DfE and Quality Assurance Agent  that participants are given adequate time to be able to complete their projects and collect sufficient relevant evidence prior to submission. Please see the revised timelines and submission deadlines on the assessment page, please rest assured we will continue to be there for you as an individual and listen to and support you with any issues of extenuating circumstances.

We are now taking registrations for new NPQ cohorts.  For further information please click here.  To register click here.

Please contact the team on if you have any queries or questions.

Governor Development Programme

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel upcoming face-to-face events across all cohorts as a precautionary measure.  All delegates should have received an email confirming cancellation of their sessions.  Additional online support and materials will be provided.  Please contact the team on if you have any queries or questions.

Courses and Conferences

Please contact Helen Lloyd ( if you have any queries regarding Courses and Conferences.

School Direct

Applying to our School Direct courses during COVID-19

In this uncertain time for everyone, The Alliance of Leading Learning can reassure the teachers of the future that we are still recruiting for September 2020. You can still apply to our School Direct course through UCAS, but we will carry out an online interview process instead.

The interview process will include:

  • An interview
  • Online tests
  • Preparing a lesson plan and talking the panel through it.

Thorough revised interview guidance will be sent to applicants. You can apply to us through UCAS or through APPLY which is the DFE trial for a new, simpler application process. When you search for our course on the ‘Find Postgraduate Teacher Training’ portal and select apply for this course, you will be offered the opportunity to select UCAS or APPLY.

If you wish to discuss with us please email and copy to