Stay in touch with WLTSA


The WLTSA (Western Lakes Teaching School Alliance), the WCTSA (West Coast Teaching School Alliance) and Ellen Teaching School Alliance in Maryport are committed to offering high quality leadership development in this region of Cumbria.

Linking with the Centre for Education and Leadership (CEL), we offer a 3-year rolling programme of leadership programmes to support the development of leaders at Senior and Middle level.

There are also opportunities to attend BBCL leadership courses – see here for information.

Aspirant heads programme information and application form 2016-17

Moving from middle to senior leadership information and application form 2016-17

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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


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