As a teaching school, Samuel Ward Academy is a leading school in the 3 hubs of schools that form our partnership building on a strong track record of collaborative working. Our aim is to work with local schools to harness and develop further, the good and outstanding practice that is already evident. Our ambition is to be a successful alliance where all schools reach their full potential, supported by our joint professional development and effective support systems.

Membership of the Alliance offers the freedom to decide what works best in our area and to design our own professional development.  This is what makes our collaboration so powerful. Bringing schools together in an alliance provides more opportunities for promotion, aiding the retention of good teachers, while school-based training offers the chance for teachers to develop coaching and mentoring skills.