Professional Development

The London West Alliance offers a wide range of professional development opportunities for all staff throughout their career, from their Initial teacher training to headship. We deliver teaching and learning programmes, leadership programmes, coaching and subject specific programmes.

We work in close collaboration with our local teaching school hub: Teach West London TS Hub. We deliver the Early Career Framework and from 2022 the reformed NPQs with UCL, and we have developed our own bespoke programmes which address the needs of schools in our Alliance.

Teaching and learning programmes

  • Impactful teaching assistant programme
  • Aspiring to leadership
  • Excellent provision for high potential learners
  • Curriculum design in primary schools
  • Exceptional middle leadership
  • Success Generators - The Senior Leader as coach
  • Leading a subject effectively in primary schools 
  • Leadership development day EAL
  • Design and technology training 

Leadership development programmes

  • NPQ programmes under the licence of UCL from 2022

Subject specific programmes:

  • Meet the Experts : Subject specific twilight sessions

Research and development:

The London West Alliance will promote a rigorous, collaborative and sustainable enquiry based research culture in order to develop and evaluate innovative educational practice leading to discernible benefits for our schools and our pupils.

The LWA was involved with National Research Themes R&D Project 2012-2014 led by the National College of Teaching and Leadership; The London Centre for Leadership in Learning; Sheffield Hallam University; and the Institute of Education. The broad theme we were engaged with was professional learning that leads to consistently great pedagogy. Our case study consisted of an exploration of the factors which influenced changes in teachers’ practice and an examination of the role of peer collaboration within the context of such change.

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