Loughborough Learning Alliance  

Thorpe Hill


Leicestershire LE11 4SQ

Tel: 01509 632911

Fax: 01509 231605

Ashmount School  

Thorpe Hill


Leicestershire  LE11 4SQ

Tel: 01509 268506


Primary School Direct Teacher Training

Secondary School Direct Teacher Training

Succession Planning & Talent Management

School to School Support

Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE)

CPD & Leadership Training


About Us


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We offer Primary, Secondary and SEND Teacher Training

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

Firm Foundations for Fabulous Phonics

This workshop is packed full of quick and easy to use ideas, games and resources to help your children master the basic skills they need to confidently and accurately hear, identify and manipulate phonemes.

Firm Foundations for Fabulous Phonics

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

Morris & Simmons Education Training

Morris & Simmons are pleased to be running a series of 2 Hour workshops throughout the Academic Year.

Training Programme 2018/19

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

Outstanding Objective Led Planning in the Early Years

Objective led planning is currently a popular area of EYFS development, being a thoroughly child centred approach at the heart of the early years curriculum.

However, the practicalities of establishing and maintaining high quality, objective led planning, with the right balance of teaching and play based learning, is demanding and not without challenges.

Outstanding Objective Led Planning in the Early Years

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 Control of your Classroom - Secondary NQTs and RQTs

Getting classroom and behaviour management right is the key to a successful learning environment. This course will focus on establishing rules, routines and relationships that enable you to focus on teaching and learning.

Taking Control of your Classroom

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

Zoom!!!! Active Solutions for Reluctant EYFS Readers and Writers

Raising reading and writing outcomes continue to be areas for EYFS improvement nationally. This course looks at the struggles children experience between applying phonic knowledge from the stand alone sessions to reading in books with greater independence. Approaches to active reading and writing are tackled 'head on', with heaps of practical ideas to take away to get started straight away.

Zoom!!!! Active Solutions for Reluctant EYFS Readers and Writers


drb Ignite

We are delighted to be working with drb Ignite to run termly leadership briefings.

Held each term at a number of venues throughout the Midlands and beyond, the drb Ignite senior leader Briefings are very popular as attendees have welcomed the opportunity to hear at first hand from highly experienced professionals the latest developments in education.

drb Ignite briefings

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

Makaton for Professionals

This 2-day course is a detailed introduction to using and applying Makaton. Targeted at professionals whose role it is to support and develop the communication skills of children or adults. It is delivered by an accredited Regional Makaton trainer who has first-hand, current, experience of using Makaton and a range of other tools and strategies to support and enhance communication and learning.

Makaton for Professionals

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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