• 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

Primary Teaching School Alliance


ConnectED Teaching School Alliance is led by Barrow CEVC Primary School in Suffolk. The Alliance is proud to be able to support teaching, learning and leadership across schools 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.


“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.”



Support for Culture & the Arts in Suffolk!

ConnectED Teaching School Alliance is delighted to have gained CALSA Lead School status.

This means that we work with Festival Bridge http://www.nnfestival.org.uk/festival-bridge  supporting 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 more about the types of ways in which we can support your school, see the information leaflet below. For additional information or to make an enquiry, please contact admin@connectedtsa.org

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For more information

Apply to become a

Specialist Leader of Education.

Click to download:

SLE Application Form
SLE Application Guidance
SLE Application Process
Second 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.

To search for available courses in your area follow this link..

The Teach Computing Hubs combine local expertise in teaching and learning in computer science, facilitating CPD, and providing school-to-school support. Teach Computing Hubs are led by local teaching school alliances, schools and colleges with excellence in
science, higher education institutions, and other local partners with cutting-edge expertise in computer science.

Find out more here


Barrow CEVC Primary School, the lead school for ConnectED, is part of the West Suffolk College EdTech Consortium. Computing courses & bespoke support for computing is available (often free of charge) through this route.

Find out more here


System Leaders



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Learning Opportunities


For more information about the CPD Opportunities that are currently available

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