Join Our Alliance

YTSA are committed to working together to achieve the aim that every child in the Alliance to be taught in a good or outstanding school in order to give them the very best life chances. We are committed to improving standards and achievement for all, while instilling an enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning at all levels including the children, families, trainee teachers, established teachers, governors and those in or aspiring to leadership positions.

The Alliance is fully committed to the development of CPD, taking the initiative in leading on educational developments underpinned by research while fostering a culture of honesty, openness and trust.


The invitation to join our Alliance is extended to all schools or academies within Furness and South Lakes. Your school does not have to be judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, the only requirement we have is that you are willing to learn from and to share with schools in the Alliance.

We have two levels of membership, Strategic Partner and Alliance Partner.  Strategic Partners have a greater level of commitment towards contributing to the leadership of Yarlside Teaching School, our Alliance Partners agree to be good advocates of the Teaching School and to support some of the opportunities we offer.

To express your interest in joining our Alliance please download and complete our application form and return it to

*** 19/03/20 UPDATE: Wild Words in the world; Outstanding teaching and learning in primary geography; Phonics into Spelling: How to create effective spellers in classrooms ALL POSTPONED ***   On balance, we feel it is the right and responsible thing to do because it will reduce the amount of social interaction which can only help to prevent the spread of Covid-19. By halting groups of visitors to schools we hope we are demonstrating a duty of care to school staff and pupils as well as the wider communities that they are all part of.