Professional learning

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Why Choose Gateway Alliance

Range of Opportunities

We offer a broad range of high-quality training and development opportunities for all school staff. We lead networks, facilitate training and host conferences. Our annual training and development programme provides a one-stop-shop for headteachers who wish to invest in high-quality professional development for their staff at the best possible price.

Impact on School Improvement

‘Led by schools, for schools’ – as an alliance of schools we know that there is nothing more frustrating than investing in professional development activities for your staff that don’t have an impact in the classroom. We work hard to ensure that all of our provision is relevant, up to date and informed by the latest evidence and research, which leads to lasting impact on the practice of participants, their school and its pupils.

Meeting the needs of Schools

Our professional learning programmes are designed in partnership with schools. We use a comprehensive quality assurance framework to ensure that our training and development meets the needs of schools and is of the highest quality. We work with some of the best and most renowned trainers and facilitators to ensure individuals who access our programmes improve their practice and schools improve their outcomes. Based on feedback, 99% of participants rate our training as good or excellent.

Value for Money

We ensure that all of our professional development and training is affordable to schools. As a trusted, not-for-profit organisation we keep the costs of our programmes to an absolute minimum whilst ensuring we provide schools access to the very best in terms of professional learning and development. 

Latest Professional Learning Events

Autumn Term 2020 | Claire Tyler & Kevin Stannard

This course is made up of 2 sessions – 1 webinar followed by a face to face session later in the year. During this course you will learn how to encourage children in whole class curriculum music lessons to make progress incorporating all of the key areas of musical learning using standard classroom instruments.  

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Autumn Term 2020 | Sally Hewitt

The termly NQT network meetings are informal online events that provide an opportunity for colleagues to develop their practice and networking with peers. The focus for this session will be ‘Managing Workload & Developing Good Habits’.

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Autumn Term 2020 | Becky Allen

We are delighted to welcome Prof. Becky Allen to lead our third senior leaders’ webinar. In this talk, Becky will explain what we know – and don’t yet know – about widening attainment gaps and their causes. Assessments are central to measuring the size of learning loss and diagnosing solutions, but what should we be […]

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Autumn Term 2020 | Andy Vass

The first of three webinars led by expert leadership coaches, funded by Warwickshire County Council, Education Services, to support Headteacher Well-Being. This webinar is being led by Andy Vass.

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Professional Learning – Key Area Overviews

Senior Leadership
Our Senior Leaders’ network provides access to the latest evidence-informed leadership practice offered through an annual programme of webinars, networking events and inspirational conferences. We have input from both top level national and international speakers and also from invited high-quality, experienced, practicing senior leaders to share practical ideas and proven approaches which are grounded in research. 
We offer a comprehensive programme of training focused on a wide range of subjects from across the curriculum, all facilitated by leading subject experts. Through this programme we focus on developing subject knowledge, pupil engagement, skills progression as well as support for those leading their subject in school. Our well-established Maths, English and Science networks focus on exploring pedagogy, developing subject leadership skills and sharing practice. 
Special Educational Needs
Our well established and highly rated SENCo network provides an opportunity for both new and experienced SENCos to stay up to date with the latest national and local SEN developments and also access high-quality professional development to not only support them in their own role but to take back to share with colleagues in school. 
Early Years 
Our Early Years Leaders network provides you with the opportunity to engage with the best local and national early years authors, trainers and speakers. Through our programme of termly CPD and networking events we focus on the hot topics of the moment and bring you the latest evidence-informed thinking to support the development of early years practice in your setting. 
Early Careers Teachers
We offer a comprehensive programme of professional development, networking and support for new and recently qualified teachers, designed specifically to support with the challenges that teachers’ face in their early career. Linked to the new Early Career Framework, this programme not only offers high-quality CPD but also opportunities to build links with others through networking, both face to face and online.
School Business Management
Our Business Managers’ network offers an opportunity to engage in high-quality, role specific CPD as well as providing a forum to share practice and discuss relevant issues. Facilitated by an independent expert, the network benefits from links with relevant local authorities and the DfE Schools Commercial Team and their SBM Leaders network. 


What does my subscription entitle me to?

We offer a range of subscriptions linked to specific subject areas or roles and these provide the best value for money to schools. For information about each subscription please visit our ‘Subscriptions’ page. Subscriptions are not transferable but additional places can be booked for a reduced fee.

Non-subscribing schools can book onto any of our training (subject to availability) and pay a one off price.

Is there a dress code for attending events?

There is no formal dress code, however any event specific requirements will be advised beforehand.

Can I send more than 1 person to each event?

Your subscription entitles you to 1 place at each event (unless otherwise stated), additional places can be booked which will incur an additional fee.

If I cancel my place at an event can I have a refund?

Please see our Terms and Conditions regarding our cancellation policy.

I have booked a place at an event but can no longer attend, can someone else attend in my place?

Yes you can send an alternative delegate to an event, please try and contact us by email or call 02476 347697 to let us know as soon as possible.

I am a subscriber do I need to book a place at each event that is applicable to that subscription?

It is vitally important that you book your place at each event for health and safety reasons, to ensure any special access or dietary requirements can be met and to ensure that there are enough resources for all delegates.

What if my preferred location for an event is full?

You will be offered a place at an alternative location.

Is lunch provided for a full day course?

Lunch is usually provided for full day courses, please ensure that you have provided any dietary requirements at least 1 week prior to event.

Is parking provided at venues?

Parking is provided at all venues (unless specified) and is usually free of charge.

How can I access resources shared at events?

Relevant resources will be available to all delegates after the event on our member’s area of the website. We will upload resources after each event and will let you know when they are available for you to access. These resources are for use in your own school only.

Schools can access the member’s area for the courses that they have accessed via their school dashboard.

Can I change my booking?

You can update your booking by contacting us by email or please call 02476 347697, up to 24 hours before an event.

Can I book multiple places on an event?

Unless specified you are able to book additional places on any event, charges will apply. If you would like to book a large number of places please contact us.

Can you run one of your training courses/events just for my cluster of schools?

Yes, this may be possible dependent upon numbers and availability. Please contact us for more information.

Can you help me to organise training for my cluster of schools or MAT?

Yes. We have a wealth of experience and expertise in organising high quality CPD and training for schools and we currently offer this support to schools as a bespoke service. Costs vary depending on what you require. Please contact us for more information.

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