Membership Benefits for all Alliance Schools

Membership of the Pickwick Learning Teaching School Alliance

Fellowship Alliance Partner

This group is made up of the DfE-ratified founding partners of the PLTSA.  Fellowship members support and contribute to all areas of the work of the alliance, and lead in one or more areas.  They are accountable for the success of the alliance.

Alliance Partner

PLTSA partners support and contribute to one or more areas of the work of the alliance.  Membership is open to organisations and schools (with any OFSTED rating) within a reasonable travelling distance of the lead school, Corsham Primary School.

Benefits of becoming an Alliance Partner

  • ½ day teaching and learning review (20% discount)
  • Shared CPD through ‘sharing of good practice’ staff meeting networks
  • Supported professional development opportunities for staff e.g. becoming Specialist, Local or National Leaders in Education (SLEs, LLEs, NLEs)
  • Access to the expertise of the SLE team (20% discount)
  • Access to CfBT Schools Partnership Programme
  • Funding for hosting high quality Schools Direct (ITT) Trainees
  • Access to, and participation in, annual Teaching & Learning Conference (1st Sept 2015), with national speakers and outstanding practitioners
  • Opportunities to lead and support on research and development projects
  • Access to talent management, succession planning, policies, performance management documentation and other shared resources through the membership area on PLTSA website
  • Ability to demonstrate collaborative working between schools – a requirement for Outstanding Schools in the new OFSTED framework
  • Regular information sharing of key education developments, announcements and research
  • Access to Outstanding Teacher Programme (20% discount)
  • Access to high quality leadership programmes (20% discount)
  • Access to tried and tested resources such as curriculum documents, schemes of work and school to school services (20% discount)
  • Access to subscription to Pickwick Learning Virtual Learning Environment (20% discount on initial set up fee)


  • FREE for one year from sign up (we have received a DfE funding grant to set up the Teaching School)
  • No obligation to remain in the partnership
  • Annual contract
  • £2.50 per FTE pupil after first year (estimated cost to make running the Teaching School sustainable when DfE funding stops)

Non Alliance Partner Support

Schools and organisations who are not in the alliance are encouraged to request and access support from PLTSA.  These will be costed depending on the level of support required.

More information or to join PLTSA please contact

PLTSA Director: Amy Tapscott

01249 712387

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