Loughborough Learning Alliance  

Thorpe Hill


Leicestershire LE11 4SQ

Tel: 01509 632911

Fax: 01509 231605

Ashmount School  

Thorpe Hill


Leicestershire  LE11 4SQ

Tel: 01509 268506


School Direct Teacher Training

CPD & Leadership Training

Succession Planning & Talent Management

School to School Support

Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE)

Research & Development (R&D)


About Us


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Click here to see our 2018/19 Course Guide

Our continuing professional development programme draws on the skills and experience of schools within the Alliance, alongside expert trainers.

As well as scheduled courses, we also offer bespoke school-to-school support to meet more individual needs. If you have specific requirements, and can't find what you're looking for here, contact us for an informal conversation about how we can help.

Teaching and Learning

A Day with Early Excellence

Early Excellence are delighted to be working in partnership once again with the Loughborough Learning Alliance to offer an inspirational day of training for EYFS teachers and support staff  to challenge and inform teaching, practice and provision in the EYFS.

Early Excellence Training

Away-Day Learning - Learning Adventures

Our aim is to enable children to become the proactive, informed and fulfilled citizens of tomorrow, as well as teaching them to become readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, artists, and designers.

We believe that engagement is key to successful learning, using different environments, settings and strategies to hook children into learning, to enhance their enjoyment and understanding and to provide opportunities to use and apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.

These principles are at the core of all we offer on our Learning Adventures

Away-Day Learning

Developing Middle Leaders - Level Two

A professional leadership development programme for experienced middle leaders.

Are you a middle leader responsible for leading a team of staff with some experience of the role - then this is the programme for you.
This innovative programme will help you develop your confidence and leadership skills and enable you to improve your ability to lead and manage change.

Developing Middle Leaders - Dates to be confirmed

Mathematical Reasoning

This course will promote and improve your children’s confidence in and skills of reasoning and communication in mathematics.
You will explore how language and dialogue support the negotiation of meaning and understand the importance of reasoning mathematically within the new curriculum.
Lastly, consider ways of developing and challenging pupils’ reasoning skills.

Mathematical Reasoning

Outstanding British Values

Delegates will explore the purpose of British Values, why it has come into being and  where British Values fit into the Curriculum.

Also, how to dovetail activities with their own school’s core values, pick up resources,  ideas and activities to enhance provision and provide positive delivery throughout your school and its community. 

Outstanding British Values

Positive Lunchtimes

Do you want a deeper understanding of the way children behave outside of the classroom?
Do you need more insight and support on how to manage and promote positive behaviours?
If so, then this session is for you!

Positive Lunchtimes

Raising Achievement in Literacy:
Comprehending Comprehension: Making the invisible visible

The session, sponsored by Oxford University Press and organised by Loughborough Learning Alliance offers the opportunity to attend a free full day of professional development, looking in more detail at:

Characteristics of reading comprehension and barriers some pupils experience

Gaining quick insights into what comprehension strategies pupils may be using or neglecting: tools for adults to use

Classroom strategies to boost attainment in reading comprehension.

Helping pupils feel confident in test reading-some best practice approaches to boos attainment in national assessments

What now? Back at school- how does school change happen?

Comprehending Comprehension: Making the invisible visible

Taking it Outdoors

Join us for a day to consider the importance of Outdoor Learning as part of the curriculum, its’ potential impact upon learning and character development and upon children’s well-being.

Come prepared to be learning outdoors, to be open to the possibility of sometimes working in a different way and to take some risks.

Taking it Outdoors - Learning Adventures

The Art of Brilliant Lunchtime Supervision

Without a doubt, if lunchtime doesn’t go well, the afternoon’s learning isn’t so good either.  Those who supervise and manage different areas of schools during breaks and lunchtimes have a hugely important job that contributes to the outcomes for pupils and students.  In this workshop we’ll look at a wide range of techniques and strategies that staff can use to help these times run smoothly.

The Art of Brilliant Lunchtime Supervision

Widening Leadership

This accredited programme can be the catalyst for you to begin your senior career or build on your passion for leading others towards success in their roles.  The programme looks at the psychology of leadership and is designed to enhance your understanding of strategic leadership as a senior middle leader or new senior leader.

Widening Leadership

Pupil Premium

This is an opportunity for experienced leaders, with a recent track record in raising levels of attainment and progress for disadvantaged pupils, to gain NCTL accreditation to conduct pupil premium reviews.

Pupil Premium Reviewer Training

Safety and well-being

First Aid

Basic training for all staff and more advanced training for designated first aid leads.

Emergency First Aid at Work with Paediatric Element

Paediatric First Aid Level 3

Special Educational Needs


Training for professionals working across all education settings, from basic awareness to more advanced content for those who may wish to pursue a training role themselves.

Autism Level 1

Autism Level 2

Autism Level 3

Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia

This one day course will provide you with an overview of 3 common specific learning difficulties (SpLDs) allowing you to increase your awareness in the classroom.

Specific Learning Difficulties

Succeed with SEN - Succeed with every child: Autism, Aspergers, ADHD and Attachment Disorder

Are you struggling to ‘find the key’ to engage a child in your class? Are you wanting to positively manage the behaviour of particular children more effectively outside the classroom? This is the course for you.

Succeed with SEN - Succeed with every child

Behaviour management

Team Teach

Training in positive behavioural support through a whole-setting, holistic approach.

Team Teach Courses

Subject Leader Network meetings

These meetings offer an opportunity to network with other Primary schools, to share knowledge, practice and ideas, and to discuss local and national issues, challenges and priorities, engaging in collaborative development work and identifying CPD requirements.

2018-2019 schedule of meetings

Continuing Professional Development

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