Supporting Other Schools

School leaders have recognised the value of working collaboratively with other schools before the introduction of Teaching Schools. The NTSA provides a platform for schools and phases to share excellent practice, innovative ideas and support in order for improvement to take place. We are in a fortunate position across the Alliance have access to a wide range of system leaders who are able to offer schools support. Using leaders, teachers and school practitioners, all experts from their respective fields and qualified to support others provide guidance to improve leadership, teaching, learning and outcomes.

NTSA are happy to respond to requests received from primary and secondary schools around the country to visit Ninestiles Academy Trust and see the work we do; we endeavour to meet all requests and will personalise a package to meet the needs of your visit / focus.

If you have any enquiries please contact:

Elizabeth Ford – Director of Ninestiles Teaching School Alliance (

Commissioning School to School support outline

1. Request made to Elizabeth Ford
2. Work is brokered; Elizabeth Ford contacts school to establish needs and costs. Support team are identified and an initial meeting is arranged.
3. Initial meeting; support team meet with Head or nominated individual from school to discuss focus of work, expectations for outcomes, funding, potential length of deployment and frequency.
4. Agreement signed with action plan in place.
5. Deployment occurs where assigned support team complete summary of action, issued back to Elizabeth Ford to issue financial agreement.
6. Action plan reviewed regularly to assess whether deployment is appropriate, any necessary changes to be made and the next steps to take.
7. Final review is written by Head of client school and sent to Elizabeth Ford for dissemination.