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TELA offers school to school support in a variety of ways, which can be accessed by schools inside and outside the alliance. School to school support ranges from focus visits/lesson observation involvement, through  leadership support and specific project work, to full NLE deployment action plans targeted at moving to a higher OFSTED category.

TELA’s members include three National Support Schools headed up by National Leaders in Education, as well as a team of Specialist Leaders in Education, a National Leader in Governance and Local Leaders in Education, who can be deployed into schools requiring support. TELA is currently officially supporting nine Leicestershire secondary and primary schools and a group of schools in South Yorkshire. There are also a variety of informal support programmes on offer, as well as a developing Peer Review programme led by Ofsted-trained senior leaders.

Please contact us with any enquiries regarding school to school support.

Click here for information about governor support: National Leader of Governance – Suzanne Uprichard



‘Thomas Estley Learning Alliance has offered valuable support, particularly in developing the school’s curriculum, and moderating assessments in English and science. Their representatives have also provided training, including for teaching assistants and cover supervisors. The alliance is providing a number of Specialist Leaders in Education from September, who will work with teachers to improve the quality of teaching. The alliance’s involvement is helping to improve the school.

A Specialist Leader of Education from Groby Community College provides effective support to the senior leader responsible for the quality of teaching’.

Charnwood College OFSTED report, July 2014