Primary School Direct
Teacher Training

Secondary School Direct
Teacher Training

CPD & Leadership

Succession Planning &
Talent Management

School to School

Specialist Leaders of
Education (SLE)

Loughborough Learning Alliance  

Thorpe Hill


Leicestershire LE11 4SQ

Tel: 01509 632911

Fax: 01509 231605

Ashmount School  

Thorpe Hill


Leicestershire  LE11 4SQ

Tel: 01509 268506

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We offer Primary, Secondary and SEND Teacher Training



About Us


Continuing Professional Development

Our continuing professional development programme draws on the skills and experience of schools within the Alliance, alongside expert trainers.

As well as scheduled courses, we also offer bespoke school-to-school support to meet more individual needs. If you have specific requirements, and can't find what you're looking for here, contact us for an informal conversation about how we can help.

Teaching and Learning

Creative Maths; Thinking Deeply for Better Problem Solving

This extremely popular EYFS course, addresses the critical area of problem solving in early mathematical development; both through adult led learning and continuous provision opportunities.

Attendance on this course will provide staff with a wealth of practical strategies and suggestions, directly addressing the teaching and learning of Mathematics in your EYFS.

Creative Maths; Thinking Deeply for Better Problem Solving

Vibrant Vocabulary

Rachel Clarke’s vibrant vocabulary course provides teachers with practical, engaging strategies for teaching vocabulary in the primary school. Starting with research, this course secures vocabulary teaching in ‘best practice’ so that it is part of a rich language-based approach to teaching and learning.

During this course, Rachel shares high quality techniques to ensure all participants leave feeling confident in their ability to teach vocabulary skills robustly, actively and strategically.

Vibrant Vocabulary

Make Phonics Fun

A dynamic, synthetic phonics training course with a difference, which offers fresh inspiration and practical ideas for experienced teachers, and TAs and an essential toolkit for those who are new to phonics. Impact will be on the teaching and learning of phonics and early spelling in your school. This is essential CPD for improving outcomes in the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check and progress in early reading across the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.

Make Phonics Fun

How to lead and manage RE in your school: Guidance for

This course helps co-ordinators get to grips with what their responsibilities are and gives practical guidance about how to carry them out.

It includes areas such as planning, meeting legal requirements, monitoring and evaluation and assessment.

How to lead and manage RE in your school: Guidance for co-ordinators

Teaching about religions: A practical guide

An introduction to teaching about Christianity, Hinduism and Islam.

This includes a basic introduction to the main beliefs of each religion and guidance about how to make teaching engaging and meaningful to pupils.

This day is a great opportunity to further develop your RE subject knowledge as well as ideas for teaching RE successfully.

Teaching about religions: A practical guide

Behaviour management

Team Teach

Training in positive behavioural support through a whole-setting, holistic approach.

Team Teach Courses


drb Ignite

We are delighted to be working with drb Ignite to run termly leadership briefings.

Held each term at a number of venues throughout the Midlands and beyond, the drb Ignite senior leader Briefings are very popular as attendees have welcomed the opportunity to hear at first hand from highly experienced professionals the latest developments in education.

drb Ignite briefings

Trevor Davies briefing
Wider Curriculum

Help schools to prepare for Wider Curriculum expectations in the New Ofsted Framework from September

 Focus on skills and knowledge progression

 Developing Cultural Capital within the wider curriculum

 Curriculum design, planning and assessment models

Trevor Davies briefing

Pupil Premium

This is an opportunity for experienced leaders, with a recent track record in raising levels of attainment and progress for disadvantaged pupils, to gain NCTL accreditation to conduct pupil premium reviews.

Pupil Premium Reviewer Training

Safety and well-being

First Aid

Basic training for all staff and more advanced training for designated first aid leads.

Emergency First Aid at Work with Paediatric Element

Paediatric First Aid Level 3

Subject Leader Network meetings

These meetings offer an opportunity to network with other Primary schools, to share knowledge, practice and ideas, and to discuss local and national issues, challenges and priorities, engaging in collaborative development work and identifying CPD requirements.

2018-2019 schedule of meetings

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