Offer from local partners

ASSET Education

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We are an inclusive and outward looking education trust and exist in order to bring the best educational opportunities to the children of Suffolk.  We seek to work in collaboration with all Suffolk schools and trusts in order to achieve excellence, empowerment, engagement and equity (our trust values).

We can offer the following…

  • Support for performance management and target setting of senior staff
  • Pupil premium, sports premium, safeguarding and SEND Reviews
  • A complete IT service including helpdesk support, procurement and onsite support
  • A reading advocate service with a menu of support
  • Oracy training (from The Oaks, hub school of Voice21)
  • Access to training for all staff including Olevi and iHasco
  • Expertise and training in trauma informed practice and restorative behaviour
  • And much, much more

Please contact Lynette Allison for more information – [email protected]

Or visit our website – ASSET Education


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Barrow CEVC Primary School is an outward-facing, outstanding primary that works in partnership with other schools and professional partners to improve leadership, teaching and learning through [email protected] It has offered high quality teacher training, professional development and school-to-school support since 2012.

[email protected] works in partnership with a range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) providers to offer a comprehensive CPD programme tailored to local needs. Over 95% of participants who have provided evaluation feedback feel that the CPD will have a positive impact on their future practice.

Our varied programme of CPD provides a range of high-quality, twilight sessions to support teachers, middle & senior leaders, teaching assistants and others working within primary schools. Our courses aim to strengthen the knowledge and skills of participants in order to improve outcomes for children. More information on our CPD programme can be found on the ConnectED website.

We have a number of experienced SLEs (middle or senior leaders interested in supporting leaders in other schools) who offer bespoke CPD and school-to-school support. For more information or details, please contact Jacqui Watkins – [email protected]

Orwell Education Alliance

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The Orwell Education Alliance is part of the Orwell Multi Academy Trust. We see collaboration rather than competition as key to helping the profession succeed in having great practitioners across the country who inspire future generations of children.  We are proud to work in partnership with many schools and trusts both locally and further afield.

Our key goals: 

  • To provide the very best learning experiences for all children by developing excellent practitioners and continuously improving their skills. 
  • To deploy skilled key practitioners, Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) and National Leaders of Education (NLEs) who actively provide support in a bespoke capacity for schools.
  • To be recognised locally and nationally as an excellent provider of the best teaching colleagues. 

We deliver our goals through our graduate internship work, our initial teacher training and continuing professional development training and by providing quality school to school support to schools both within and outside Suffolk. 

We are the Ipswich Hub for Colchester Teacher Training Consortium, an outstanding provider of ITT, as part of our effort to train teachers and develop middle and senior leaders.

We have a wide range of specialisms which can tailored to help any school including early years, phonics, oracy, maths, forest schools and beach schools. We also have experienced headteachers, NLEs and senior leaders to help with leadership and strategic goal-setting.

If you need any further information or wish to discuss your requirements then please get in touch by emailing [email protected]  (Anita Krishna, Orwell Education Alliance Director, Phone – 01473 683932)

Follow the link to access information on some of the specialist expertise available that can be used to support schools: About School to School Support | Orwell Education Alliance (

Unity Research School

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We are proud to be part of the Education Endowment Foundation’s (EEF) activity Research School Network. We are committed to championing great teaching at every opportunity and supporting the growth of evidence-informed practice in our region. We work at a variety of scales with local authorities, Teaching School Hubs, MATs and individual schools to help them use evidence more effectively to inform their teaching through:

  • encouraging schools to make use of evidence-based programmes and practices through regular communication and events; and
  • providing training and professional development for senior leaders and teachers on how to improve classroom practice based on the best available evidence

Our activity includes:

  • extended programmes include Making best use of TAs; Improving Literacy (Early Years through to Secondary); Improving Learning Behaviours; Making the difference for disadvantaged pupils
  • regular training events including introductions to EEF guidance reports, implementation and evidence in education

Drawing on research findings from the Education Endowment Foundation and leading educational thinkers, our work strives to support schools in bridging the gap between research and practice, share exemplification of theory in to practice and continually seek to improve achievement and outcomes for all young people, especially those facing disadvantage in their learning.

Unity Research School website


Andy Samways ([email protected])

Unity Schools Partnership

Unity Schools Partnership is a family of interdependent secondary, primary and special schools located mainly in Suffolk with a shared ambition to transform lives.

We are committed to the development of a high-quality, evidence-informed, model of how excellence is achieved. As an outward facing organisation, we are always keen to collaborate, partner and work with others for the benefit of young people and their families. Our professional learning expertise is particularly strong and shared widely in:

  • primary curriculum (CUSP): an ever-evolving evidence-informed provision, grown out of partnership delivering a structured, sequenced and resourced set of integrated learning modules. Led by Alex Bedford and Lauren Meadows, this approach is growing all the time.
  • contact Mary Pritchard ([email protected])
  • Pupil Book Study: an evidence-informed, systematic, rigorous quality assurance toolkit to help monitor and evaluate curriculum provision, teaching methods, pupil productivity and participation
  • contact Mary Pritchard ([email protected])
  • inclusive and special education: supporting professional learning for specialist and mainstream teachers, teaching assistants and leaders
  • contact George Ellis ([email protected])
  • evidence-informed professional development programmes (see Unity Research School)
  • Andy Samways ([email protected])

Unity Schools Partnership website


Lisa Taylor ([email protected])