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NLE/Other school-to-school support

WLTSA currently has 2 NLEs:

Mr Shaun Monaghan Director Western Lakes Teaching School Alliance

Mrs Emma Jackson Headteacher St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Cleator Moor and Executive Headteacher St Gregory and St Patrick’s Catholic Infant School, Whitehaven.

Our Teaching School has access to other colleagues in our strategic alliance who have a wealth of knowledge and expertise able to provide school improvement across all phases of education, Special, Primary and Secondary.

We encourage Chairs of Governors to apply to become National Leaders of Governance.


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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National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) is accredited by the Department for Education (DfE). The qualification is delivered by the Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP), a collaborative partnership of schools, teaching school alliances and multi-academy trusts, managed and supported by Best Practice Network. NPQSL provides recognition of leadership development and professional achievement for senior […]

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Tel: 017687 72605 Ext 225


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