I have loved the opportunity to develop my own practice and develop innovative new approaches. Being part of High Storrs and Minerva Learning Trust has given me huge opportunity to challenge established practice, develop new ways of working in a safe and research-led environment, and grow as a leader.
Welcome to Minerva Learning Trust Collaborative Alliance
The Minerva Collaborative Learning Alliance (MCLA) is our umbrella term for the extensive collection of professional development opportunities available to our staff. Our ethos is ‘Collaborate, Innovate and Inspire’ and by doing so, we bring our values of ‘working together’ and ‘learning together’ to life.
At Minerva Learning Trust, we are dedicated to delivering an exceptional standard of education to students, staff, and stakeholders. Our Collaborative Learning Alliance serves as a catalyst for achieving this mission. Leveraging our established community of exceptional educators, we create learning opportunities that consistently captivate and enlighten our staff, thereby enriching the educational experience for our students.
What Sets Us Apart
- Collaboration: We believe in the power of collaboration and actively promote the sharing of ideas, resources, and expertise among our member institutions.
- Innovation: Embracing innovation in education is a core value. We encourage our members to explore new teaching methods, technologies, and approaches to keep pace with the evolving needs of students.
- Professional Development: We are committed to the continuous professional development of educators. Through workshops, seminars, and training programs, we ensure that our members stay informed about the latest educational trends and research.
- Community Engagement: Building strong ties with the community is essential for creating a positive and inclusive learning environment. We actively engage with parents, local businesses, and community leaders to strengthen the bond between schools and the communities they serve.
Unique to us, Minerva runs its own timetable of internal continued professional development courses. These ‘ROUTES’ are run internally by our team of experts from across our schools and the central team. To aid collective development, the ROUTES programme is updated annually with training that has been requested specifically by our staff and includes opportunities for teaching and support staff, with a bespoke ROUTE for aspirant leaders and our ECTs.
Minerva Leaders of Education
Staff seeking one-to-one support or who wish to obtain a targeted skillset can apply to work with a Minerva Leader of Education (MLE). Working one-to-one with their assigned coach, the pair will create a strategic plan, meet regularly and work towards achieving tailored ambitions. Our MLEs are experts in their field and come from across all areas of teaching, leadership and business services.