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'


SLE Applications



The SLE Application window opens again on 1st - 31st October 2018 


So are you a Head about to embark on performance reviews with staff?  

Have you considered the opportunity to develop your staff further by encouraging them to become an SLE?


Click here to view and download information, and answered questions, for both Heads and Teachers.

The application form is also available for down load, or alternatively email us to request one.


Privacy Notice Update



Following the changes in law this year we have updated our privacy policy accordingly, to view this document 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.








Design a Curriculum fit for your school


Ofsted recently announced it will introduce a new focus on how schools plan their curriculum and from next year, they will be asking the question: "How is your curriculum designed?". This series of workshops will enable you to answer this question.


Tuesday 15th & 29th January, & 12th February 2019,  1pm - 3.15pm

@ Ixworth Primary School


Cost is £200 per school (up to 2 people), to book please email
NQT Programme 2018/19


Our NQT Programme saw a fantastic start on 24th September at Mellis but it is not too late to sign up so if you have not yet enrolled there is still time!


The next session is being facilitated by Michelle Larbey (aka The Phonics Fairy). The creator of StoryTime Phonics will demonstrate memorable ways to teach phonics using her research based approach using quality stories and multi-sensory experiences. For details of all our sessions please click the link above.


Friday 23rd November, 9pm - 4pm

@ Carlton Colville Primary School


Cost is £75 per delegate (buffet lunch inc.), to book please email


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