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Learning Alliance


We as a trust are interested in supporting staff in all areas of learning and development

We'll be posting useful resources, research projects, internal and external qualifications and training, and links throughout the year for all GAT staff where suitable

Qualifications and Awards

SEND Casework Award 
Designed specifically for those directly involved in SEND casework and casework management. It is a way of developing and enhancing staff practice in implementing the SEND Code of Practice (2015) requirements

  • Four one-day workshops over the course of the year when key knowledge and skills will be covered and assessed;
  • Technical and legal aspects of SEND assessment;
  • Review and coordination process, with particular reference to the Code of Practice (2015); 
  • Interpersonal, communication, and self-management skills required by staff for effective and excellent professional practice

Most candidates take between 9 and 12 months to complete the award, with the majority of the programme being completed through daily working practices

Please click here for more information


Research Projects 

See attachments and links below for GAT research projects:

Research Project- Impact of creating an engaging learning environment to promote independent learning for writing

Research Project- Impact on staff of a research-led CPD programme

Research Project- Greater Depth in Writing Project

Research Project- Does the context that language is learned in support a deeper level of acquisition?