NELT Institute

School-led professional development and school improvement support across the North East

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The NELT Institute is the school improvement arm of the North East Learning Trust. By bringing together our outstanding SCITT, National Research School, National Teaching Schools and wide network of senior and national leaders of education, we can offer high-quality professional development and school improvement support for schools both inside and out-with our Trust.

How the NELT Institute supports schools

From the beginning of a career as a trainee teacher, right through to supporting progression into school leadership, the NELT Institute has the people and the know how to help. 


We focus on supporting individuals and schools to implement evidence-informed, high-quality professional development at every stage of an educational career.

Through one-to-one sessions with our expert practitioners through to training events and conferences delivered by our Research School, we offer excellent school-led support that really makes a difference - especially in areas that will have the most impact the most vulnerable children.

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The NELT Institute 4CCCCs

The NELT Institute works across schools to deliver advice, ideas and practical support that helps all schools to do better. This is simply explained by our 4CCCCs model:

CONNECT CREATE CHALLENGE CELEBRATE Helping you work with othersWe can connect you with colleagues, resources, research opportunities and grants/funding. Empowering you to create new initiatives We can help you to make the most of existing evidence and think critically to put that evidence to work. Providing you with constructive challengeWe can help you to draw on research evidence to maximise the impact of your initiatives. Celebrating and sharing your workWe can help your work to reach a wider audience both within and beyond the institute.