Continuing Professional Development – (CPD)

The Lion Alliance is committed to working closely with schools both within and beyond our Teaching School Alliance to raise standards of teaching. We aim to develop a passion for learning, removing any artificial barriers to learning to ensure that everyone reaches their full potential. We believe in creating a learning culture which encourages all to enquire, develop and share.

Teaching and Learning Support

The Lion Alliance provide schools with the confidence that they will receive bespoke, high quality support to raise standards of teaching and learning. You will have access to colleagues who will work closely with you and your teachers to provide personalised support according to the needs of your school. We offer teaching and learning support at all levels, including Senior Leadership, Middle Leadership, ITT, NQT and recently qualified teachers.  Support can include coaching for individuals, departments, middle or senior leadership. Examples of support include CPD, action research, Lesson Study, AfL, questioning, planning, the learning cycle, pace, progress, SEND strategies, engagement, recall and retention, subject specialism, joint learning walks, and quality assurance. We can support you with subject specialist or whole school reviews and put in strategic support to raise the standard of teaching.

Requests for Teaching and Learning Support

When requesting Teaching and Learning Support from The Lion Alliance, you can be confident that the support we provide is bespoke to your school. We will meet with you to visit your school and discuss your needs. It is important to us that we build a positive and professional relationship with you and your colleagues from which we can develop appropriate support with demonstrable outcomes. The Lion Alliance has a wide range of colleagues who not only have vast experience and expertise, but are personable and will listen to work with you.

We believe The Lion Alliance School Support offers value for money and will equip you with effective and long lasting support. You will be involved in the design of your Teaching and Learning support, agreeing together the focus of the support, the expected outcomes, length of the support and costs. Support is reviewed regularly with you and measured against demonstrable outcomes. We will ask you to reflect on the impact of the support and how this has informed your practice.


The Lion Alliance support is bespoke and designed to maximise impact within your school. We work with you to agree the focus and expected outcomes. Examples of expected outcomes include:

  • Improved Teaching and Learning including pedagogy and action research
  • Improved Ofsted category
  • Improved outcomes for exam results
  • Improved progress within subject or specialist areas
  • Closing of gaps for significant groups, such as Disadvantaged or Boys
  • Improved whole school consistency
  • Improved Self Evaluations, School Improvement Priorities with clear focus
  • Improved behaviour for learning
  • Improved SEND provision
  • Improved CPD Programmes and opportunities, including leadership CPD
  • Improved capacity at middle and / or senior leadership
  • Improved support for ITT and NQT
  • Improved support for Middle and Senior Leaders
  • Developed partnerships and co-construction
  • Positive ethos and shared values