Welcome to Yarlside Teaching School Alliance


Yarlside Teaching School is located in Barrow-in-Furness which is situated in the Furness Peninsular on the fringe of the wonderful English Lake District.  We have fifteen strategic partners from Primary and Secondary Schools in South Cumbria and are a member of the LASL South division of the Cumbria Alliance of System Leaders (CASL).

Yarlside Teaching School is based at Yarlside Academy, an outstanding Primary school and part of the Furness Education Trust which comprises of four academies, two primary, one junior and one secondary.

We are committed to supporting and collaborating with schools to help them become the best they can be.  We are an outstanding school and work alongside our strategic partners and alliance members to provide the best learning opportunities and experiences for staff and pupils. Sharing our knowledge, experience and talent through training and support at all levels.


National Teaching School



In August 2015 we were designated by the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) as a Teaching School


Our Teaching School effectively delivers across the ‘Big Three’ areas of core activity:

  1. School-led Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
  2. Continuing Professional Development and Leadership Development (CPLD)
  3. School to school support (STSS)

The wide range of contexts and specialisms across our Teaching School alliance is a real strength; enabling us to learn from each other and utilise this expertise to improve each other and improve the system.

We would love you to become part of Yarlside Teaching School Alliance and help us with our aim in improving outcomes for all children.  Joining our Alliance is free and has great benefits for members including access to our CPD programme, access to Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE’s) plus more.

** Please note: Due to COVID all courses have been cancelled. We will contact you regarding refunds ***