Ladycross Infant School was the first school in the primary phase to be designated as a lead teaching school in Derbyshire by the Department for Education. We are the lead school in the Derbyshire Partnership for Learning teaching school alliance. The alliance currently has 21members and is made up of nursery, infant and primary schools. We also work closely with the University of Derby and Derbyshire County Council.
In our alliance we have Local Leaders of Education (LLEs), who all work in Outstanding or Good schools and are deployed to provide support to other schools across Derbyshire. In addition, we have a large team of designated Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs), who are all outstanding practitioners who work in conjunction with the LLEs to provide support in their specialist subject area. This network of school to school support (S2S) has supported eleven schools across the county in the past 2 years.