West Lakes Academy Teaching School Alliance is committed to the continued development of teaching and learning in order that all students achieve their potential and are prepared for their futures.

Our vision is to:

  • Play a key role in improving outcomes for young people in schools across the Alliance
  • Identify, develop and retain outstanding school leaders that are driven by a strong moral purpose
  • Provide staff-wide professional development that has a transformation impact on young people’s education
  • Increase the number of outstanding trainees; ensure all schools can recruit and retain first class candidates
  • Promote a culture of professional learning built around innovation, collaboration, coaching and research
  • Build capacity for highly effective school-led school improvement
  • Be distinctive and focus on excellence
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    The alliance is built around the co-operative values of:
  • Self-help: Encouraging all within the organisation to help each other, by working together to gain mutual benefits. Helping people to help themselves
  • Self-responsibility: To take responsibility for, and answer to, our actions
  • Democracy: To give our stakeholders a say in the way we run our alliance
  • Solidarity: Supporting each other and those in other alliances

Our professional learning programmes are always underpinned by the latest research in teacher development. As such, they:

  • Have a focus on improving and evaluating student outcomes
  • Include collaboration and expert challenge
  • Are sustained over time