Suffolk and Norfolk Teaching School Alliance

Primary East - Our Aims

As a Teaching School we are focused on securing the best education for children in local schools by providing high quality teacher training, supporting schools in their development needs, providing effective CPD for local schools and carrying out research into a variety of aspects of teaching, learning and leadership. Our alliance is underpinned by the notion that we are stronger together and to this end we aim to provide a broad range of expertise, experience, talent and capacity to bring quality services to schools within and beyond our alliance.

For a preview of our CPD offering 2018/19 please click here
Click here to enter the lesson plan 'exchange mart'


Primary East Headlines: April 2018



Our lastest newsletter is now available to download here!


Michelle Larbey AKA Phonic Fairy


We are truly excited that Michelle will be flying into our region with her magical Book Wings to deliver training on StoryTime Phonics, a systematic, synthetic multisensory approach which contextualises phonics through inspiring a LOVE of real books, whilst being based on the very familiar Letters and Sounds document.


Michelle is widely known for her hilarious sense of humour, knowledge, passion and energy! She fairy promises to ignite a passion for teaching children to read in fun memorable ways, which in turn, will encourage them to be life long lovers of books.


Check out this link to see StoryTime Phonics in action,


Primary East launches lesson plan 'Exchange Mart'


As a result of feedback from our CPD programme we are adding a lesson plan exchange to our website where you can view successful lesson plans created by the teachers at our 'Outstanding' partner schools, and send us plans you are no longer using which we can add to our existing listings.


So if you are looking for inspiration when planning your foundation subjects why not take a look? 


If you have a lesson plan that you would like to send to us please email us, 




Louise Clark, strategic lead of Primary East been appointed as Lead Advocate of the Chartered College of Teaching. This role will see me represent and spread the word of the Chartered College in the local area. The Chartered College is the new professional body for teachers providing membership, professional development and the Chartered Teacher programme



To find out more Click on this link.











An Introduction to Growth Mindset, Meta-Cognition and Self-Regulation - Creating your classroom culture


Get ready to start the year as you mean to go on! 

This session is an introduction to building a classroom which develops independent, resilient learners through the use of growing a learning mindset.


Thursday 12th July, 1pm - 3.30pm

@ Ixworth Primary School



Cost is £25 per delegate, to book please email


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