Welcome from the Director of Teaching School

The East Lancashire Teaching School Alliance is a partnership of schools from across Lancashire who are working together, sharing talent, skills and experience to improve the teaching, learning, leadership and educational outcomes for young people

The Hollins is the lead school of the Alliance, a designated National Teaching School and National Support School. Tor View Special School who are a National Teaching School are also part of the Alliance as well as Ribblesdale High School who are a National Support School.

The Alliance offers school-based, SEND, primary and secondary initial teacher training through the Pennine Lancashire SCITT led by Alder Grange School and Sixth Form, The Hollins, Ribblesdale School and Marsden Heights Community College. ELTSA school direct offers quality initial teacher training in Art, Drama and Food Technology. Our courses lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE), with Masters credits available. Tor View are able to offer through the alliance EYFS and primary SEND ITT places within the SCITT. One of our partners, Haslingden High School has a School Direct programme offering a PGCE in partnership with the University of Cumbria.  The Alliance is also fortunate to have three National Leaders of Education; Steve Campbell, Head at the Hollins, Stephen Cox, Head at Ribblesdale and Angela Holdsworth, Head at Tor View who all have extensive experience in school to school support and in leading school improvement.

We have a vibrant team of Specialist Leaders of Education and Specialist Practitioners of Education in a range of subjects and key stages. Please contact us for details about how we can provide support to your school.

We are proud to be working in partnership with the Star Institute to offer both NPQML and NPQSL in addition to a range of leadership modules run as twilights to upskill existing and future school leaders.

As an Alliance we have a number of subject networks led by subject specialists with the aim of improving teaching and learning across all schools, in addition to a varied programme of CPD.

ELTSA has one goal – to improve education. Education for our students, our teachers, our leaders, our future teachers and our future leaders.  Our aspirations are high, as are our expectations. If you would like to know more please contact us on stubbsl@thehollins.com.

Louise Stubbs