Professional Development

Welcome to the Trust's teaching school, known as Westlands Teaching School Alliance

The Westlands Teaching School Alliance opened in 2014, led by Westlands School and supported by other schools within the Trust. Our Teaching School works closely with both primary and secondary phases to deliver robust training and development for teachers and leaders alike. The Alliance continues to offer support to other primary and secondary schools across the South-East region.

We run a successful Initial Teacher Training through a flourishing School Direct programme. Our aim is to ensure that those entering the profession are given the highest level of training possible.

We offer opportunities:

  • Continuing Professional Development: Enhance your pedagogical practice through bespoke continued professional development (CPD) courses: Improving Teacher Programme and Outstanding Teacher Programme

  • Leadership Development: Improve your leadership capacity through our various courses including: NPQML/NPQSL, Internships, Outstanding Leadership in Education, Become an SLE

  • Educational Support: Providing support for other schools using our SLEs

  • Become a teacher through our robust School Direct Programme