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Strive4 Academy Trust

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Best Practice / Outstanding Leaders Partnership

Best Practice Network is an accredited, award-winning provider of training and professional development for schools and nurseries. In a recent quality review, their training and participant support was rated ‘exceptional’ by the DfE.


Home of the Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP), their qualifications are all designed by serving school leaders and subject matter experts to support teachers at every stage of their career. As a leading provider of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs), they develop the leadership capabilities of thousands of middle leaders, senior leaders, headteachers and executive leaders across the country every year. In March 2021, they were appointed by the DfE as a national provider for the Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms. This enables them to work in partnership with schools and Teaching School Hubs to deliver a structured 2 year package of training and support for Early Career Teachers and their Mentors, supporting the DfE’s teacher recruitment and retention strategy. They complement this with a suite of accredited CPD programmes including Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT), the National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO), Higher Level Teaching Assistant Status (HLTA), Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers (DSBM) as well as a growing range of apprenticeships.


Strive4 Academy Trust is proud to work as a delivery partner for Best Practice ensuring that our participants get access to the highest quality development - crafted by former and practising education professionals and CPD experts and delivered in a way that is attuned to demanding work schedules.


To find out more about what we do in partnership with Best practice:

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Strive4 Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee in England and Wales registered number: 10863245.
Registered Address: Strive4 Academy Trust, Ray Lodge Primary School, Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, IG8 7JQ