An established research culture promotes research and enquiry within the alliance, leading to innovation and cutting-edge practice. Current research and innovation relates to the new National Curriculum, Digital Technology and building leadership capacity for research through the role of SLE as research mentor.

Teachers, teaching assistants and trainee teachers are encouraged to think innovatively and explore new learner-centred pedagogical approaches to enrich and extend children’s experiences.

Our Early Years Connect project is driven by a vision to work with strategic partners to build and embed an improvement strategy, ensuring high quality outcomes for all children and families, particularly the most disadvantaged.