At a time when schools and colleges alike face fresh challenges and developments both locally and nationally and the landscape for teaching schools and alliances is evolving, we continue to play an active part in developing our Alliance opportunities. Last year we formed the Lancashire and West Yorkshire School Improvement Partnership (LWYSIP) with Teamworks TSA, West Yorkshire TA and Pennine TSA. This is a collaborative partnership using evidence informed research to drive positive outcomes for pupils from all phases and stages of education. Our relationship with local providers continues to flourish as we work closely with Harmony Trust and Northern Alliance to expand our offer and we also have some exciting developments in the pipeline. Watch this space!