Alliance for Learning CPD and School Improvement Offer

3 Dear Colleague I am thrilled to welcome you to our teaching school CPD offer for 2019/20. We are your teaching school the ‘Alliance for Learning’ working to celebrate, support and connect teachers and leaders in our profession and bring you the best possible training and support. We are dedicated to bridging the gap between practice and research to equip our teachers and leaders with the knowledge and confidence to do the best possible job for their children and young people. Our teaching school is a partnership of primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and organisations from across the North-West, who share their knowledge, skills, expertise and experience. Collaboration and school improvement is at the heart of all we do. We are based at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls and this is our lead school. We are proud to be leading the way in innovative approaches to school to school support, meaningful professional development for teachers, ground-breaking research and development, and cutting-edge initial teacher training through our SCITT. We are part of Bright Futures Educational Trust http://bfet.co.uk/. We are also proud to have a Maths Hub dedicated to improving the quality of mathematical teaching and learning for our children. NW1 offers a wide range of high quality professional development opportunities and is involved in a plethora of maths projects which draw upon the latest teaching strategies from around the world. We hope you will find our new CPD offer meets your needs for Early Years, Primary and Secondary settings and please note we have a really good mix of facilitators from well known professionals to wonderful colleagues in our own schools. All the best for a wonderful new academic year. Best wishes, Lisa Fathers Director of Teaching School & Partnerships BFET Executive Team Introduction

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