Welcome to Blackfriars Teaching School Alliance

The Blackfriars Teaching School Alliance was formed in 2013 as part of the third wave of National Teaching Schools. Led by Blackfriars Academyl in Newcastle Under Lyme, the Alliance provides high quality staff development and school to school support across all phases from support staff, ITT and through to Senior Leadership level. All our partners, schools and HEI’s, share the common goal of continuous school improvement through collaboration.

Always Expanding
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AMore courses, More Partners, More Specialist Leaders of Education.

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Blackfriars Teaching School Alliance are expanding the courses available to colleagues across the education sector. Alongside educational CPD we offer courses that support all areas of your establishment. These include Fire Safety, First Aid, and Assistive Technology as well as bespoke training to suit your specific requirements.

Berni Pearce

Director of Teaching School

Fire Safety

The QA Level 2 Award in Fire Safety (QCF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification that has been specifically designed for anyone who has a specific responsibility for fire safety in the workplace, such as designated fire wardens/fire marshals.



Paediatric First Aid 

The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) qualification is ideal for those who work or intend to work in a childcare setting as it has been specifically designed to fulfil Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and childminders.



The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) will help you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to be a highly effective senior leader in a school.
The course is for those who are, or are aspiring to become, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities. 


We also offer bespoke training

If you'd like us to work with you to deliver bespoke training, we can develop custom courses to suit your individual needs.
Contact us today to discuss your requirements.

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