Strategic Partners

The Weatherhead Teaching School Alliance is a partnership of many Wirral and other north west schools. Some partners are Strategic Partners, taking a leading role in aspects of our Teaching School’s activity. Our Strategic Partners are:

Wirral Local Authority is a key strategic partner of the WTSA. They will work alongside all aspects of the Teaching School Alliance’s work, particularly in terms of school to school support, and Continuing Professional Development. More details about Wirral LA can be found at

St George’s Primary School is a valued Strategic Partner, taking a lead role in the provision of Teacher Training through the School Direct Programme. St George’s leads the primary aspect of our Teaching School Alliance’s teacher training programme. Find out more about training to teach with the WTSA. To read more about the work of St George’s Primary School go to

LJMU are a Strategic Partner, supporting our teacher training programme, School Direct. LJMU are responsible for delivering and accrediting the PGCE element of our programme, and Quality Assure our delivery. LJMU also support the Weatherhead Teaching School Alliance’s provision of Masters Level qualifications for teachers and other aspects of our Continuing Professional Development programme. For more information, see

The Heath School and Weatherhead High School are long term partners from our time as Leadership Partner Schools. We are delighted to continue this association as reciprocal Strategic Partners in each other’s Teaching School Alliances. Our work with the Heath will be around CPD, Leadership Development and the provision of School to School support through Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE). Find out more about The Heath School at and more about their Teaching School Alliance, the Learning, Teaching and Leadership Alliance at

Kilgarth School are a Strategic Partner for CPD. Weatherhead High and Kilgarth School have collaborated on joint ventures for CPD in the past, and are looking forward to future collaborations to support the professional learning of colleagues across the Greater Merseyside area. More information about Kilgarth School can be found at

Bidston Avenue Primary School are Wirral’s leading school provider of information relating to best practice in the classroom. They pioneered Teach Meet Wirral, and have collaborated with several organisations (including the SSAT) to provide workshops of best practice. This track record will be applied to the leadership of the Research and Development aspect of our Teaching School Alliance. More information about Bidston Avenue Primary School can be found at

Liscard Primary School is an outstanding Primary School in the Wallasey Area. The Headteacher of Liscard Primary School, Mrs Littler, is a National Leader of Education. Liscard Primary School are a Strategic Partner of the Weatherhead Teaching School Alliance, working with other partners on school to school support. More information about Liscard Primary School can be found at