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Membership Packages

Any school can engage with any MLA activity. However, we offer two membership packages that are intended to give the best possible value for money, enabling schools to engage with MLA activities in a way that best meets their needs.  

Membership fees are charged annually in September and are based upon pupil numbers in the previous academic year’s October census. The MLA does not seek to make a profit. Membership fees are used to support the capacity for leadership and administration required to sustain the partnership.

Standard Membership 

Membership fee of £1 per pupil: minimum £150, maximum £1200. 

Standard membership provides:  

  • Subsidies for access to the School Direct ITE programme
  • Subsidised participation in MLA Professional Learning activities (typically 20% reduction), and ‘3 for 2’ on networks
  • Access to designations and training for Minster Leaders of Education
  • Subsidised access to school-to-school support (charged separately)
  • Access to a range of development sessions throughout the year.
Full Membership 

Full membership enables schools to access a wide range of Professional Learning in a cost-effective way, whilst still allowing a school to engage with the activities that will benefit them most. 

Full membership for primary and secondary schools * is as follows:

Number of
Full Membership
Up to 75 £600
76-150 £850
151-250 £1250
251-400 £1750
401-600 £2100
601-800 £2500
801-1200 £3000
1201+ £3500

Full membership provides:

  • Increased subsidies for access to the School Direct ITE programme
  • Attendance at any MLA networks
  • Unlimited places on Introduction to Leadership Programme, the Professional Teacher Programme, Behaviour Management for TAs and Cover Supervisors, School Office/Reception and Midday Supervisor training.
  • Unlimited places at twilight sessions focused on leadership, mental health and well-being and other topics.
  • Free access to Governor training and networking opportunities
  • Free access to Primary moderation groups
  • Discounts on other MLA Professional Learning programmes: 
    Mental Health First Aid Certificate, Practical Ways to Improve School Attendance, Managing Safety Refresher for Head Teachers and Business Managers.
  • Access to designations and training for Minster Leaders of Education
  • Increased subsidies for school-to-school support (charged separately)

* If you lead a Special, Alternative Provision or Hospital school and are interested in Full Membership, please contact us to discuss an appropriate full membership arrangement. 

For more information on joining our Alliance or if you would like to arrange for us to visit to discuss in more detail please contact Dave Boothroyd, Director of Minster Learning Alliance,  01636 551 108.