Schools Alliance for Excellence

An education system that is better for all

“The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration our growth is limited to our own perspectives.”
Robert John Meehan

Working Together to Improve Schools

Schools Alliance for Education, SAfE was established in 2019 by schools, for schools, to continue a school-led approach to improvement. This built on the existing culture of collaboration that characterised and underpinned education in Surrey over the last 15 years including the work of the twenty Surrey Teaching Schools who became known as STSN. We are a not-for-profit membership company working in partnership with Surrey County Council and other key stakeholders.

Our services aim to support education professionals to deliver an excellent education system that is better for all.


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Partnerships &
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New for 2024/5 Academic Year – Professional Learning

SAfE’s Professional Learning programme 2024/5 is being finalised, reflecting what you told us in our ‘What’s On Your Mind?’ survey earlier this year.

The programme this academic year is themed around Behaviour & Attendance, SEND and Inclusion, Teaching, Learning & Assessment, AI in Education and Leadership. The full programme is coming soon, but this leaflet will support you as you start planning your schools’ training and development for next year.


“As always, thank you for the insight, the feedback and the benefit of your knowledge and experience. I thought the Summit was fantastic – Lee Elliot Major was excellent but my breakout room with Shaun Brown was the most thought provoking and inspiring. Well organised and exceedingly useful.”