Would you like to get an opportunity to speak, face to face, with 150+ senior leaders from schools across the Midlands region?

Do you want a platform to share details of your products and services, directly to decision-makers in schools?

Do you want an opportunity to network with other education professionals?

 

If so, then apply today for a space in our marketplace exhibition at our flagship Senior Leaders’ Summer Conference.

DATE: Friday 21st June 2024

TIME: 09:15-15:30

VENUE: The Belfry Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

 

Guest Speakers

We are are delighted to be welcoming some amazingly inspiring guest speakers to our summer conference this year…

Doug Lemov – flying over from the USA especially to speak to our network of senior leaders! Doug is an American Educator and the author of the international bestseller “Teach Like a Champion“.

Kriss Akabusi –  Olympic Athlete, world champion & internationally acclaimed motivational speaker.

Laura McInerney – Co-Founder of Teacher Tapp and Educational Journalist – former editor of Schools Week.

 

Benefits of Exhibiting

Our conferences are:

The marketplace exhibition is the perfect opportunity to meet decision makers from primary schools and academies from across the region. The programme has been designed to give exhibitors maximum opportunity to engage with delegates, the registration, lunch and all refreshment breaks are in taking place in the marketplace area giving you the best chance to network with delegates throughout the event.

For more information see our Exhibitors Pack 2024 or contact us on info@gatewayalliance.co.uk

DON’T DELAY – SPACES ARE LIMITED AND SELLING FAST!

Our 2023-24 CPD Subscriptions are now available!

The Gateway Alliance CPD subscriptions provide a cost-effective way for schools to access a wealth of high-quality professional learning opportunities for all key groups of staff within school.

Our comprehensive programme provides targeted CPD for senior leaders, subject leaders, school business managers, teachers & teaching assistants, early years specialists, SENCos and NEW for 2023-24 Governors. Buying into our subscription packages before the start of the academic year provides the best possible value for money for schools.

Through our networks and programmes we offer access to the best new and innovative practice from leading national and international speakers, authors and educational thought-leaders. Our networks are facilitated by a range of experienced trainers and consultants working alongside school practitioners, providing a fantastic opportunity for colleagues to learn together, network and share practice.

Our programme for 2023-24 will be a really great mix of both face to face and online sessions and full details of speakers, dates and venues will be published towards the end of the summer term.

SUBSCRIPTION BUNDLES…

Don’t miss out on our amazing “Subscription Bundles” – we have grouped together some of our most popular programmes to offer schools even better value for money!

Buying into our subscription packages before the start of the academic year provides the best possible value for money for schools and we are offering amazing savings again this year through our SUBSCRIPTION BUNDLES!

Download 2023-24 CPD Subscription Flyer

Or for more information visit our dedicated Subscriptions Webpage.

We are delighted to announce our final line up of amazing guest speakers for our flagship Senior Leaders’ Sumer Conference…

Our Senior Leaders’ Summer Conference is one of our flagship events and we are really looking forward to bringing together our whole network for an inspiring day towards the end of the school year.

As well as being of value to you professionally, this conference is our way to say thank you and recognise all that you do. We design this event to give you time out to reflect as well as to learn. We want you to leave feeling inspired, with new ideas and enthusiasm. And we want you to take away practical ideas you can share with your staff team and use back at school to help your children develop bright futures.

JOIN US – Friday 23rd June, 09:15-3:30 at Stratford Manor Hotel, Warwickshire.

WITH GUEST SPEAKERS…

Emma Turner 

Professor Andy Hardy

Professor Toby Salt

FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE THE CONFERENCE FLYER.

OR click here to BOOK NOW!

Gateway Alliance are delighted to be working in partnership with the Robin Hood MAT to bring you Podcast CPD.

Podcast CPD 3 is a free national CPD programme for all existing and aspiring leaders.

Following the great success of Podcast CPD and Podcast CPD2 we are delighted to bring you the next instalment of this bespoke and innovative piece of rolling CPD that you can access weekly. The programme includes:

The Zoom session will take place once a month and it will always be optional. Each monthly Zoom session will be at 6pm and last for just 30 minutes. The curated podcasts will be sent out once a week for you to listen to in your own time and at your own convenience.
If you would like to register your interest, you can do so HERE 

Important Update regarding ITT provision at Gateway Alliance (January 2023)

Gateway Alliance have run a very successful School Direct Programme in partnership with the University of Warwick since 2012, training well over 100 teachers during this time. The success of the programme is very much down to the support and commitment from our network of partner schools who work tirelessly to support the trainees to become the best teachers they can be!

Recruitment to ITT programmes both nationally and regionally was down last year and the trend has continued into this year’s recruitment cycle, with our own applications down by 50% again when compared with the same point last year.  There has also been a recent DfE market review of ITT provision and this will lead to changes from September 2024 in terms of routes into teaching.

In light of the challenges outlined above and after much thought and consultation, we must share that Gateway Alliance will not be offering a School Direct Programme from September 2023. This has been a difficult decision for us to come to, particularly after having been involved in developing the programme since 2012 but we feel it is the most sensible decision at this time.

Just to confirm, trainees that are on the programme this academic year (2022-23) will not be affected.

We have been working closely with our partner ITT providers in the locality in order to ensure that our valued network of partner schools have an alternative programme to engage with should they wish to. We would like to share the following options:

We would also like to share that, separate to this decision, Sally Hewitt will be joining the team at the Coventry and Central Warwickshire Teaching School Hub from 1st February and will be leading the Primary School Direct Programme on behalf of the hub from September 2023. This provides some continuity for schools wishing to work in partnership with the TS Hub. Please contact Sally on  before 1st February or Coventry and Central Warwickshire Teaching School Hub after this date if you would like further information.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of the schools who have worked with us as part of our School Direct Programme. Without your support, it would not have been possible to sustain such a valued and high-quality programme over the last 10 years!

The Gateway Alliance Directors are excited to announce a new phase of operation for the company. 

Following an extensive period of review and consultation, the Directors have taken the decision to support the set-up of a new entity – Gateway Alliance (Education Services) Ltd – to take on the day-to-day operations of the school company. The new company will be led by Helen Martin, our former Executive Director, and will have a broader remit across a wider geographical area.

The decision has been taken following receipt of a range of professional advice and stakeholder views and Directors believe that it will provide a stronger and more sustainable business model in the longer term. Warwickshire Local Authority are also in full support of the plans.

Gateway will continue to be fully committed to improving the life chances of children by being at the forefront of professional learning for schools. Under this new operating model, we will be in the best position to not only continue to provide high-quality support to schools across Warwickshire but also many more across the region and beyond.

The decision has come about as a response to the changing landscape for schools both locally and nationally. Directors believe that the work of Gateway Alliance will be more sustainable in the longer term when operating through a more commercial business model which also more fully represents schools from a broader geographical area.

Our current, loyal customers should not see any significant change in day-to-day operations and will hopefully begin to see both service improvements and wider opportunities as a result of these changes.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: info@gatewayalliance.co.uk 

Statement issued September 2022 on behalf of the Gateway Alliance Directors:

Simon Pearson (Headteacher – Wembrook Primary School)

Christian Hilton (Executive Headteacher – Stour Federation)

Nicola Green (Headteacher – Whitestone Infant School)

Dan Powell (Headteacher – Claverdon Primary School)

Jo Herrero (Headteacher – Holy Trinity CE Primary School)

Will Shepherd – Independent Director

Helen Martin – Executive Director