Cranbrook Primary School is a member of the Gants Hill Partnership Teaching Alliance 


The Gants Hill Partnership Teaching Alliance


The Gants Hill Partnership Teaching Alliance (GHPTA) is a group of local Redbridge schools who work closely together to improve outcomes for our pupils.


The five core members of the GHPTA are Gearies, Cranbrook, Fullwood, St Augustine's Catholic and Highlands Primary Schools.  We have a number of associate primary schools and professional partners who work with us as a successful professional learning community.


We are committed to working in partnership to raise the standards of learning and pupil achievement and to enhance the quality of leadership and management within our schools.  To achieve this, we place a particular focus on mutual support, challenge and sharing good practice.


The GHPTA provides access to high quality professional development which can make a real difference to pupil outcomes.  This booklet provides details of the programmes that we deliver.


Making an impact


Since the partnership was formed, participation in the Alliance has had a positive impact on the attainment of the Alliance’s core skills.  Over the last three years, attainment at EYFS, KS1 and KS2 has progressed much faster than both the Redbridge and national average.  Between 2013 and 2015, the average total points score for children in EYFS showed an increase of 9% in core schools against the national average of 1.5%; while, during the same period, the increase in the percentage of children who achieved level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths at KS2 was between 3% and 7% above the national average.


The delegates completed an exit questionnaire and it showed that CPD made a difference. 97% of delegates felt that their network/programme had developed their ability to think and read critically; 97% that the network/programme was organised in a way that helped them learn; and everyone agreed that the network/programme provided guidance on how to become a competent professional.


Programme delegates have been very successful in developing their careers - 30% of participants on the Reciprocal Reading programme have since been promoted, while an amazing 60% of those on the Middle Leadership Programme have achieved promotion.  In course evaluations, every single delegate agreed that their programme had developed their abilities and skills for the next step in their career.


For further information, please visit the Gants Hill Partnership Teaching Alliance website