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Welcome to the website of the
Western Lakes Teaching School Alliance

We are situated in a stunning location in the North West Lake District.

Ours is a unique Teaching School Alliance with a remit that covers all ages and phases, from age 4 to 19, including a Special School – we are, therefore, in a very strong position to be able to work with all educational providers in a wide area.

As a Teaching School Alliance we are committed to:

  • Engaging in an innovative and collaborative approach to develop outstanding future educators and leaders
  • Having a shared responsibility for the outcome of all learners
  • Succession planning that systematically manages the talent within the Alliance to bring through the next generation of Head teachers, Senior and Middle Leaders for all schools
  • Identifying strengths in the current Alliance and developing and sharing best practice
  • Having a shared moral purpose to work together to improve teaching and learning
  • Engaging in research and development that underpins all aspects of the Alliance work.

If you are interested in any aspect of the work of our Teaching School Alliance, please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking on the email addresses below or by using the telephone number shown above.

Shaun Monaghan, Director/National Leader of Education



What is School Direct?

School Direct is a direct route into teaching, where successful applicants can follow a PGCE (with QTS) course. The main difference to the traditional PGCE course is that you will do a significant amount of your training within a school.

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Upcoming events

Click below to view our calendar of training events, School Direct conferences, CPD, courses and meetings.

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What is a Teaching School?

Teaching Schools have been established in order that schools and groups of schools take increasing responsibility for managing the school system…

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Contact Us

Tel: 017687 72605 Ext 225


a brighter future in the north west lake district