Why choose Gateway Alliance?

Why choose Gateway Alliance
for your training and development

High-quality learning

We use a comprehensive quality assurance framework to do all we can to ensure that our training programmes and events are of the highest quality. We only use high quality trainers and facilitators who have a track record of exceptional school experience and in developing and delivering high quality CPD opportunities. We always aim to offer the highest quality professional learning programmes and, based on feedback we received last year, 99% of attendees rated our events as good or excellent.

Designed for your needs

As an alliance of primary schools we are well aware of the challenges that schools currently face. We work hard to ensure that all of our training and events are relevant and up to date in their content in order to support schools to develop their staff effectively to meet the needs of current and future learners.

Value for money

Gateway aims to ensure that all of our training and events are affordable to schools. We are a not-for-profit organisation and always ensure that we keep the costs of our programmes to an absolute minimum, whilst continuing to bring you the very best speakers and experienced facilitators with a proven track record of successfully supporting school improvement.

Impact in the classroom

As a group of schools we know that there is nothing more frustrating than investing in professional development activities for your staff that don’t impact on your school. We are therefore continually looking to refine and improve our offer, in response to your feedback, to ensure that all of our activities have a practical impact on the practice of those attending, their school and pupils.

Our aims

To enhance teaching and learning and support the delivery of improved outcomes for children
by playing a pivotal role in the school-led system.

Build Trust
be a trusted provider of outstanding professional development for schools within and beyond Warwickshire
play a significant role in the recruitment and training of new entrants to the teaching profession through our involvement in high quality initial teacher education
broker and provide school to school support to ensure that schools within and beyond the Alliance can be strong and successful organisations.
engage in research and development activities that contribute to a more evidence based approach to school improvement
provide and broker leadership development opportunities for staff within and beyond the Alliance to develop their leadership skills, experience and confidence
maintain and further develop partnership links with primary, secondary and special schools, teaching schools, universities and other educational organisations

Gateway Alliance partners

Our partner schools play a key role in the strategic development of the Alliance. We are always keen to speak to schools who might be interested in taking on a strategic partnership role. If you would like to find out more please contact our Director Helen Martin.

Central Team

Helen Martin
Executive Director
Helen joined Gateway during its set-up, back in 2012, having previously worked for a national government agency supporting workforce development in schools across the West Midlands. Before this Helen worked in local government in both School Improvement and HR and prior to that held workforce development roles in the private sector. Working closely with partner schools, Helen leads the Alliance and oversees all aspects of its work.
Sally Hewitt
ITT & ECF Programme Manager
Sally has responsibility for leading Gateway’s School Direct ITT programme and managing alliance provision for Early Career Teachers and their mentors. Prior to joining Gateway Sally was Head of Primary (School Direct) at the University of Warwick, and before this she taught at a primary school in Leamington Spa, where she was also Maths Subject Leader. 
Lisa Batchelor
Alliance Business Manager
Lisa looks after all of Gateway’s financial and business administration and manages the office. She also supports at many of our training events and works with Sally to support our School Direct trainees. Prior to joining Gateway Lisa worked in industry as a Purchase Ledger Supervisor and before this was a Finance Assistant for Coventry University Students Union. 
Pam Carpenter
CPD Programme Manager
Pam leads on the planning and development of Gateway’s wide portfolio of CPD programmes. Prior to joining the team Pam worked for Thrive as Relationship Manager and Trainer across the Midlands region, supporting the social and emotional development of pupils in many schools across the locality. Pam has taught throughout the Primary phase, across three local authorities, lead many curriculum subject areas and worked as Deputy Head and Headteacher.
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