Teaching and Leadership


We are all part of the Bristol Learning City and as such we aim to support and develop the city’s existing inspiring, creative and effective teachers and leaders.

The city has a network of outstanding head teachers, middle leaders and teachers and the Alliance aims to use the good models we have to provide CPD, support and development and so promote leadership opportunities across all career stages.

The team of Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) are drawn from the city schools and they are able to support in schools and also to facilitate training. They will run the highly successful Improving Teacher Programme (ITP) and Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP). Details of the programme can be found in the CPD section.

The Alliance also offers the NPQML and NPQSL as a licenced provider from the NCTL. Details can be found in the CPD section.

The city has designated Local Leaders of Education (LLE) and National Leaders of Education (NLE). Designation is achieved through accredited National College of Teaching and Learning programmes.