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 our full CPD offering please click here
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Primary East Headlines: April 2018



Our lastest newsletter is now available to download here!


SLE Applications Open 1st May


Are you an experienced Teacher?

Do you have what it takes to become a designated SLE?


Whether you are a Headteacher with staff you believe would make excellent SLE's or a Teacher with a wealth of experience you believe could be used to benefit others outside of your own schools then we urge you to apply.


For more information, including the application form please click 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.











Science Network Meeting with Claire Seeley


These meetings are a chance for subject leaders to learn about the latest local and national initiatives in science and keep abreast of developments within the subject - topic for this meeting is 'Putting the E into STEM'


Tuesday 12th June, 4pm - 5.30pm

@ Ixworth Primary School



This is a free session but places are limited so please book early to avoid dissappointment

Emotional Regulation with Alpha Inclusion


This training looks at ways we can help a young person understand different feelings - what they look like, sound like and the words we use. 


Wednesday 13th June, 9.30am - 12.30pm

@ Ixworth Primary School


£50 max. per delegate

(previous average price of £34)

Managing Unstructured Time


This training looks at how children's play develops and what sills are needed to successfully join in unstructured games.


Wednesday 13th June, 1pm - 3pm

@ Ixworth Primary School


£50 per delegate

(previous average price of £34) 




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