Loughborough Learning Alliance  

Thorpe Hill

Loughborough

Leicestershire LE11 4SQ

Tel: 01509 632911

Fax: 01509 231605



Ashmount School  

Thorpe Hill

Loughborough

Leicestershire  LE11 4SQ

Tel: 01509 268506

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Apply now for our 2018/19 Teacher Training Programme

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


A Corner to Learn! Creating role-play areas

This highly popular course run by Neil Griffiths, the highly popular author of many children’s picture books and educational publications, is a wonderful source of inspiration for making and using role-play environments with children.  The course is aimed at Early Years and Key Stage One practitioners.  

Date to be confirmed - Register your interest for next course here


Caught or Taught? Developing a love of reading

This highly thought-provoking and practical course will explore the many ways that adults, both in school and at home, can play a crucial role in helping develop their children into life-long readers.  The course is run by Neil Griffiths and is aimed at all practitioners from Foundation to Key Stage Two.

Caught or Taught?


Early Excellence Training in your Locality NEW

Learning to read is really hard work and doesn't always appeal to all children. Young boys can particularly find learning this new skill daunting, opting for more practical and active ways to spend their time.

Early Excellence Training


Getting boys to read! NEW


Learning to read is really hard work and doesn't always appeal to all children. Young boys can particularly find learning this new skill daunting, opting for more practical and active ways to spend their time.

Getting boys to read!


Improving Early Language NEW


Children’s starting points in language development are widely accepted as a key factor impacting on progress and outcomes in the EYFS.

However, nationally increasing numbers of children begin school at developmental stages well below those expected.

Improving Early Language


Learning Adventures
‘Breaking the Rules of Engagement’ NEW


Simon Perkins, a local Headteacher is setting a new venture up in 2018/19 and is is holding a launch event at Ashmount School in April.

The aim of the company is to enable children to become the proactive, informed and fulfilled citizens of tomorrow, as well as teaching them to become readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, artists, and designers.

We believe that engagement is key to successful learning, using different environments, settings and strategies to hook children into learning, to enhance their enjoyment and understanding and to provide opportunities to use and apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.

Come and attend the free launch event to learn more about this great venuture.

Learning Adventures launch event


Two Days with the Interactive Environment NEW


Early Excellence are delighted to be working in partnership with the Loughborough Learning Alliance to offer a series of workshops based in the model classroom.

These workshops are designed for a range of practitioners who work in EYFS and Year 1 and are guaranteed to inspire, challenge and inform practice and provision.

Read, Write, Count - ensuring challenge within continuous provision.

Taking a Fresh Look at Outdoor Learning

Click and Swipe: Technology in the EYFS

Mixing It Up! Addressing the Challenges of Teaching in Reception/Year 1

Developing your Year 1 Environment

Get Outdoors - Outdoor Learning in Year 1

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


Training for governors

Essential training for governors in LLA member schools and in schools that were formerly part of the Loughborough Development Group.

Governors' Role in the Quality of Teaching

Pupil Premium

Improving Outcomes for Children in Care

RAISEonline for Primary Governors

HR - The Governing Body's Role

Safeguarding Children

Behaviour management

Team Teach

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

Team Teach Courses

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.

2017-2018 schedule of meetings



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