School Improvement Support

What is School Improvement Support (SIS)?

We passionately believe that working collaboratively with other schools is one of the most constructive and effective ways of achieving school improvement.

As a Teaching School Alliance, we offer school-to-school support (SIS) to any UK schools who want to improve their practice. We help schools who are underperforming and lead improvement in good schools. The goal is to give practical, active support that embeds purposeful development, real empowerment and great practice.

Our specialists offer support at all levels and can address any challenge(s) your school may face. For example, you may want to:

  • improve outcomes, behaviour management, TA skills, or any other issues whether general or specific
  • develop a particular curriculum area
  • explore/introduce new schemes or systems
  • develop existing strengths or specialisms
  • manage change
  • improve leadership skills in current or potential staff
  • master a major school – or academy-wide challenge.

Who delivers the support?

The Trinity Teaching School Alliance brings together a task force of leaders, teachers and school practitioners from a number of primary and secondary schools. All are experts in their specialist fields and qualified to offer schools valuable and practical help with their particular challenge or challenges.

Our carefully selected specialists recognise the important role of senior and middle leaders in improving schools and learner outcomes, and they are committed to developing every school they support. The team comprises:

  • Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) – outstanding middle and senior leaders with a proven ability to improve the quality of school leadership in their particular specialisms. SLEs have the skills needed to support individuals, teams and leaders facing challenges. They understand what outstanding practice looks like in their specialist field and are skilled in helping other leaders to achieve it in their own schools.
    Client schools interested in our StSS services are welcome to email us for a copy of any SLE’s CV.
  • Alliance Leaders of Education(ALEs) – members of a Senior Leadership Team (SLT), eg an assistant or deputy headteacher with particular skills (such as the pupil premium, behaviour management, data, teaching for mastery, etc) that can benefit other schools. Created here at TTSA, the ALE role is currently piloted in partnership with Calderdale Local Authority.
  • Local Leaders of Education (LLEs) – successful headteachers with a proven record of effectively supporting other schools in their particular specialisms. LLEs work alongside senior and middle leaders to drive progress and build a school’s capacity to sustain improvements.
  • National Leaders of Education (NLEs) – strong school leaders and CEOs who are experienced in effectively supporting schools who face major challenges.

How can our school apply for SIS?

If you’d like help to develop teaching, learning, outcomes, personal development or leadership in your school, just call 01422 433 324 or email

We’ll get back to you promptly to arrange a no-obligation meeting to discuss the challenge(s) you face, the support you need, convenient schedules and methods for measuring your outcomes.