STEP Membership

At STEP we provide a high quality comprehensive support package that is both responsive to the ever changing educational landscape whilst maintaining a very locally led programme tailored to meet the needs of our members.

All of our members benefit from a yearly membership agreement which can be renewed in the summer term for the forthcoming academic year. Whilst we would encourage schools to join at the start of an academic year we do accept new members throughout the year.

STEP Core Offer  

All STEP members have access to the following services the majority of which are included in the membership package.

  • School Appraisal Meeting (SAM)

The SAM takes place in the autumn term and is an opportunity for head teachers to review their data and priorities for the forthcoming year alongside another Headteacher from the TSA. An additional follow up SAM can be arranged for the spring term upon request by the school.

  • STEP Networks and Meetings

A series of networks and meetings to support and develop teachers and school leaders. These include moderating meetings and subject leader networks for English, Maths, Science, SENCo, Foundation Stage and ICT.

  • CPD

We provide a diverse CPD programme which is open to both member and non-member schools however members benefit from a reduced rate.

  • ITT (School Direct)

There are primary and secondary teacher training options available through our alliance. Both are high quality ITT providers that offer school based teacher training programmes. All trainees will benefit from at least one of their placements being in one of our member schools.    

  • School  to  School  Support

Access  to  a  wide  range  of  specialist  expertise  to  help support school improvement.

  • Research & Development

The opportunity to engage in R&D projects within the alliance and wider.

To find out more about our membership and how to join please contact Kirstie Randle at

STEP Teaching School Alliance