Who we are?

The North West Colleges Teaching School Alliance was created in 2014. We are one of only a few GFE colleges designated a National Teaching School by The National College for Teaching and Leadership.

Our Teaching School Alliance Partners are:

Albany Academy
Bishop Rawstorne C of E Academy Blackpool Sixth Form College Bury College
Kendal College
Lancaster & Morecombe College Nelson & Colne College
Riverside College
Salford City College
Tameside College
UCLan

Our Vision

The North West Colleges Teaching School Alliance is committed to ensuring the highest standards of teaching, learning, assessment and support. Through the Alliance we offer to work with other providers to drive forward change resulting in higher standards and success rates for students.

What are SLEs?

What are Specialist Leaders in Education?

SLEs (Specialist Leaders in Education) are colleagues who know what outstanding teaching, learning, assessment and support and impact in their area(s) of expertise looks like. They are highly skilled in mentoring, supporting, leading and developing others. SLEs have a successful track record of working effectively within their own school or college and/or across a group of schools/ colleges.

What support can we offer?

As each support contract is unique, models and types of deployments vary widely. Deployments can range from a single day aimed at diagnosing issues or a few days focusing on support within a particular area, to an extended period (a term or longer) with the SLE working in partnership with the school or college through a period of challenge, development or change.

What areas do we support?

Our SLEs cover the following areas:

• Lancashire
• Merseyside
• Greater Manchester
• North Cheshire
• Cumbria

Requesting Support

If you would like to request the deployment of one, or more, of our SLEs please complete the deployment request form on page 5 of the download below. Once an initial request for support has been received, we will work with you to agree a bespoke contract designed to meet your specific needs.

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