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Welcome to Thomas Estley Learning Alliance 

With over thirty members from both secondary and primary phases, TELA aims to cover all the teaching School ‘Big Six’ foci to impact on local learner outcomes. We are a not for profit organisation with learners at the heart, firmly focussed on achieving excellence.

Our Achieve with TELA School Direct PGCE offers accredited initial primary and secondary teacher training in established partnership with the University of Leicester, Loughborough University and, the University of Warwick. For those wishing to make an informed decision about teacher training or take advantage of high quality classroom experience to support an application for teacher training, our successful School Experience placements offer a variety of volunteer experience targeted at those wishing to enter the profession.

Accredited as a National Teaching School in 2013, we built on our existing menu of teacher training courses over the last couple of years to offer extensive continual professional development opportunities within our local alliance and across Leicestershire, run in collaboration with education, community, local authority and university partners. Our TELA CPD offer incorporates leadership and pedagogical development for newly qualified teachers and recently qualified teachers through the full range of middle leaders’ roles to Heads and Senior Leaders conferences and networks. We also offer a range of targeted networks such as Assessment working groups, Performance Data forums, Teaching Assistant CPD, Mental Health networks with CAMHS, as well as projects and meetings responding to short term needs. Talent Management and leadership pathways form an important part of our training and development menu.

We are delighted to have been informed by the Department for Education that we have made it through stiff competition to be a licensed deliverer of NPQ qualifications from September 2017. As licensed deliverers, we can customise our courses for the local area and participants.

Visit the Thomas Estley Learning Alliance website to find out more