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Aspirer Teaching Alliance


The Aspirer Teaching Alliance is a collaboration between 21 schools, both Primary and Secondary, led by Ash Grove Academy. Our ethos is simply to improve outcomes for all young people, especially those from more challenging circumstances. Since being designated a Teaching School in April 2014, we have made great strides in developing the "Big 6" aspects of Teaching Schools; further information about each can be found via the links at the top of this page. The core aims of the Aspirer Teaching School Alliance are as follows:

  • Initial Teacher Training - To recruit and retain outstanding new entrants to the teaching profession, providing them with the highest quality training.    

  • Continuing Professional Development - To identify and co-ordinate expertise from across the alliance , using exemplary teachers and leaders to provide high quality training and  leadership development for staff across the local area, in order to support the achievement of excellent learner outcomes.

  • School to School support – To develop capacity and be able to provide high quality support for other schools.

  • Identifying and Developing Leadership Potential - To ensure that our most talented people are given leadership opportunities which will strengthen schools and create future capacity.

  • Specialist Leaders in Education - To recruit, develop and deploy SLEs across a wide spectrum of subjects, phases and areas of expertise.
  • Research and Development – To engage in action research and development that informs and improves pedagogy and professional development across all phases.

If you would like to find out more about the Teaching School Alliance, the Core Alliance Members or Strategic Partners, or find out how to get involved working with the Alliance, please click HERE to be taken to the Aspirer Teaching Alliance Website.