• Collaborate
    Schools should be given ..."structures that encourage collaboration and the sharing of the benefits innovation brings" Michael Gove
  • Develop
    "Nothing is more important to the quality of a school system than the quality of its teachers." Training the Next Generation of Outstanding Teachers
  • Improve
    " ... it is schools themselves and our best school leaders who are ideally placed to drive improvement" Michael Gove
  • Learn
    "Teachers learn best from other professionals ... an ‘open classroom’ culture is vital: ... the opportunity to plan, prepare, reflect and teach with other teachers." The Importance of Teaching

School Direct Places

Find out more about our School Direct places for 2016-17
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School Experience

Gaining initial school experience to support your application
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Learning Brain Conference

Inspirational Teaching Results in Harmonious Classrooms & a Healthier Classroom Culture
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Silk Alliance

Silk Alliance is built on the belief that children thrive in schools which seek to encourage both academic and personal growth. We are committed to the notion that outstanding teachers and outstanding leaders make a real difference and we are excited by the opportunities available to Alliance members.

Our partners offer expertise in a range of contexts and phases and our quality assured programmes have generated impressive evidence of impact. We can offer nationally accredited courses or bespoke options to suit need. We firmly believe that a collaborative approach to system leadership has the potential to transform education and give our young people the best chance of future success. Find out about what inspires us.

Teaching School Alliances have a remit to offer training and support for their members and the wider educational community. By identifying and coordinating expertise, Alliances use the best leaders and teachers to bring about system-wide improvements.

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Up to date calendar of the Silk Alliance events here.


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School Direct

Train to be a teacher in the Silk Alliance, School Direct.


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