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Endeavour- South Glos School Alliance

Endeavour Hub

South Gloucestershire Learning Alliance


As part of an exciting but ever changing education climate, it is vital to be outward looking and collaborative to ensure the best outcomes both for our own children but also for those of the schools around us. To ensure that the systems and structures exist to challenge and support the leadership of every school, the South Gloucestershire Learning Alliance (SGLA) was created in 2018 by Heads with a shared vision of ensuring that South Gloucestershire is a  ‘PLACE WHERE WE ALL SHARE RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPROVING THE LIFE CHANCES OF ALL OUR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE.


The SGLA aims to ensure learning excellence in all participating schools with no school being without the supportive help of colleagues working together for the benefit of all. The Alliance is structured with a series of Hubs working in close partnership under the umbrella of the Alliance Board. The Hub we are part of is Endeavour hub, which consists of four diverse, forward thinking and successful schools.


The ways that the learning alliance works together include –


  • Creating inter school networks of shared excellence
  • Promoting effective working practises within participating schools
  • Providing data analysis and school improvement planning support
  • Quality assuring the work of Alliance Challenge Support Partners (CSPs), including recruitment, training and monitoring of learning outcomes
  • Liaising with strategic partners from across the country to maximise educational and financial potential
  • Liaising with other learning networks across the country to share highly effective learning strategies
  • Reporting learning outcomes to the Local School Standards Board, the School Improvement Partnership Board and other stakeholders

Our Endeavour Hub partners are

  • Barley Close Primary,
  • Bromley Heath Junior
  • Bromley Heath Infant
  • Beacon Rise Primary School
  • Frampton Cotterell Primary School
  • St. Michaels Primary, Stoke Gifford


We are so proud to be part of such a forward thinking, aspirational hub and although each school is distinctly different in size, demographic, location, context and ethos, it is our differences and willingness to learn from each other that becomes our greatest strength. With a shared CSP, as well as a wealth of shared learning opportunities, we are able to facilitate growth for staff at all levels within our schools while reflecting on our practice and evolving our curriculum offer to the children within our care. 


Our shared priorities and opportunities for collaboration during 2023-2024 include the following:


Phonics into reading 

Whole class competencies and reading routines 

SEND in the classroom- best practice and next steps 

Quality first teaching- fundamentals of learning structures and what this looks like 

Developing subject leaders knowledge confidence 

  • Barley Close Community Primary School
  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
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