Affinity TSA currently has 57 member schools for 2016-17. We welcome new members into the Alliance during the Spring Term each year. If you are a primary school interested in joining the Alliance, please get in touch with us to find out more.

Each April we issue a "Memorandum of Understanding" to all new and continuing members which sets out the membership package for the coming year.

Membership Levels

All schools that join the Alliance do so as Member Schools. Depending upon the schools capacity, specialism and expertise, they may be provided with the opportunity to become a Strategic Partner school for Affinity TSA. All schools within our alliance are given the opportunity to engage equally at working groups and with projects.

Affinity TSA has a differentiated membership offer for schools in MATs and those who are stand-alone academies or maintained schools. Please contact us for more details about this

For the 2015/16 school year, membership costs and services are as follows:

School Size NOR Affinity TSA Membership Fee
Small school 0-150 pupils £2350
Medium school 151-300 pupils £2850
Large school 301+ pupils £3350

Included Services

Services included in the membership fee include:

  • School to School Health Check, bespoke to each schools needs.
  • Subject Leader Networks:
    • Literacy
    • Numeracy
    • Computing
    • Science
    • Arts
    • EYFS
    • MFL and International Schools
    • SEND Leaders
    • TA Network
    • Family Support Workers
    • Research and Innovation Champions

  • Headteacher working groups and briefing events.
  • Teachmeet events.
  • Outstanding Teacher Network.
  • Opportunity to host our School Direct Students.
  • Opportunity for suitable staff to join our SLE network.
  • Access to targetted NPQ programmes with Inspiring Leaders
  • Opportunity to take part in small test and learn groups to ensure a consultative approach to new issues such as assessment and social media challenges.
  • Access to discounted CPD via the NETS group (to which Affinity contributes).
  • Access to bespoke CPD services for schools led by SLEs, Headteachers and consultants.
  • Discounted Masters level study in partnership with the University of Leicester.

University of Leicester Discount

Affinity Teaching School Alliance have strong links with the University of Leicester. In order to promote their courses the University of Leicester are offering schools in our partnership discount on the MA and post graduate study programmes. Below are the dicounted fees and the guidelines for masters programmes between 2014-16. If you wish to take part in any masters courses next year, this could be for you.

Download MA & MSC Discounts Information

Download Masters Guidelines

Away Days

The PowerPoint Presentation from the Away Day on 13th October, is available to download via the link below:

Download Briefing Slides 13_10_2015

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