Schools Alliance for Excellence – Surrey Education Services2024-06-13T11:32:53+00:00

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.

Educational Equity sits at the heart of what we do, supporting an inclusive school system where all children and young people achieve and thrive, with fair and unbiased chances in life. We are focused on working together to provide school improvement consultancy and services, professional development, conferences, projects, and professional networks. Our services aim to support education professionals to deliver an excellent education for all children and young people.

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.

Upcoming SAfE Events

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School Improvement

SAfE is committed to supporting and driving improvement across all Surrey schools and Trusts. SAfE offers a range of traded school improvement services that can be tailored to meet the needs of all schools, academies, and Trusts.

Curriculum Development

Our professional development is focussed on key priorities that are relevant to Surrey schools. We have a range of professional learning and development opportunities which are offered under our Curriculum Development.

Leadership Development

The core business of SAfE is supporting Surrey schools to deliver an education system that is better for all. Our professional development is focussed on key priorities that are relevant to Surrey schools.

Governance Services

SAfE provides statutory Governor Services for maintained schools on behalf of Surrey County Council in addition to a purchasable Governance SLA which is offered to all Surrey schools and academies.


“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.”

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