Welcome to the L.E.A.D. Teaching School Alliance

Everything we do in our schools is about giving children a high quality education. We celebrate the fact that all children are unique and we have high aspirations for all their futures. At the L.E.A.D. Teaching School Alliance we are committed to high quality professional development and training that impacts on the learning experiences of every child’s education.

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Become a L.E.A.D. TSA Member

The L.E.A.D. Teaching School Alliance is a dynamic partnership of schools committed to harnessing, nurturing and sharing the specific skills and attributes required to teach and lead in areas with diverse pupil populations. The schools share unique opportunities to make a profound difference to the lives of children regardless of background or barriers, where every child is encouraged to fulfil their potential, discover new talents and develop a love for learning. Drawing on schools’ collective experience and best practice, children across the Alliance are empowered to achieve and motivated to progress.

The Teaching School Alliance aims to be a centre of excellence and develop specialist expertise across the education sector. Resilience, resourcefulness and responsiveness to change are fundamental to its success in the ever-shifting educational landscape.

Schools interested in joining can join our existing hubs in Nottingham, Sheffield, Derby and Leicester. Schools from other geographical locations are welcome to join and form a new hub, supported by the Teaching School Alliance.

Membership Levels

Our alliance of over 35 schools includes both primary and secondary schools. For the 2018/19  membership rates, please get in touch with the TSA team.

Annually we issue a Memorandum of Understanding to all new and continuing members which sets out the membership package for the coming year.


If you are interested in the L.E.A.D. Teaching School Alliance, email us at matt.lawrence@leadacademytrust.co.uk and we can arrange a telephone call and a meeting to discuss the benefits of becoming a member.

What’s included with my schools membership?

  • Initial Teacher Training
  • NLE Deployment and Funding
  • Governor Training
  • SENCO Training
  • Leadership Programmes: NPQH, NPQML and NPQSL
  • School-to-School support
  • School Business Management Qualifications
  • Teaching Assistant Programmes
  • Team of LLEs and SLEs