• School 2 School Support
    School 2 School Support
  • Continued Professional Development (CPD)
    Continued Professional Development (CPD)
  • Research and Development
    Research and Development
  • Initial Teacher Training
    Initial Teacher Training

An All-through Teaching School Alliance


connectED – is an All-through Teaching School , jointly led by Barrow CEVC Primary school and County Upper School in the county of Suffolk bordering with Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. These are both high achieving schools within Bury St Edmunds. The Alliance is proud to be able to support teaching, learning and leadership across all age ranges in Suffolk and beyond. We aim to bring together the broad range of expertise, experience, talent and capacity from all our partnership schools and strategic partners to provide excellent services in the region. Through support and collaboration our aim is to make a significant contribution to raising standards in schools; leading to excellent outcomes for all our children in the region.

Please have look around this website to see what our Teaching School can offer you and your school.

Teaching School


“A beacon of good practice in East Anglia” (Charlie Taylor. March 2015)


“The process has been hugely beneficial and has supported the College, the department and the teacher in raising standards and ensuring our students get the best possible opportunity to succeed.”


“Lovely style of presentation”


“Best course I’ve been on.”

Apply to become a

Specialist Leader of Education.

Click to download:

SLE Application Form,
SLE Application guidance,
SLE Application Process
2nd Referee Form.

The STEM Learning network of Science Learning Partnerships (SLPs) offers high-quality CPD throughout England. You will find primary courses around the country each term, so it’s easy to find an activity, date and venue to suit you.

For more information view our latest flyer.

Recently Qualified Teacher Programme

Looking for the next step in your teaching career?

RQT Programme:

A highly successful programme developed by The Eastern Leadership Centre in conjunction with the Anglia Workforce Development Group.  This three day course is delivered over 3 months with associated inter-sessional activities.

  • Great Teaching – becoming an expert practitioner in the classroom through impact, reflection and risk.
  • Leading Learning – taking others with you through inspiration, vision and values.
  • Forging ahead – pathways to further your career.

You will share and develop good practice as well as exploring different ways to use research, observation and monitoring strategies to enhance teaching and leadership.  You will also learn more about yourself and working with others through reflecting on personal styles, use of emotional intelligence, coaching and overcoming barriers.

For more information and how to book your place, download this flyer.

Support for Culture and the Arts in Suffolk!

ConnectED TSA is pleased to have gained CALSA Lead School status.

This means that we work with Festival Bridge http://www.nnfestival.org.uk/festival-bridge  to support schools and academies to strengthen and sustain Culture and Arts Provision.  The development and embedding of a rich Culture and Arts provision has been shown to have a powerful impact on outcomes for students over the short and longer term.

ConnectED TSA has a number of Culture and Arts Leaders who can be deployed  to support Culture and Arts projects in your school – no matter how big or small and for all phases.

To find out how we can support your school, see information leaflet  and contact  Ellie at admin@connectedtsa.org

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