Elevate Multi Academy Trust

North Star Alliance 

North Star Alliance is a collaboration of primary schools in North Yorkshire led by Elevate Multi Academy Trust and working with Red Kite Teaching School Hub.

North Star Alliance offers members access to different levels of CPLD and support, Subject Leader Networks, Heads Meetings, Coaching Support and School Improvement.

If you wish to join the North Star Alliance please email northstar@elevatemat.org or call on 01423 541996.


Schools over 100 pupils - £1000

Schools under 100 pupils - £750

Schools as part of federations with less than 100 pupil in each - £475 per school

North Star Members

Aspin Park Academy Meadowside Academy
Carlton Miniott Academy Rillington Primary School
Keeble Gateway Academy Sowerby Academy
Knaresborough St John's CofE Primary School Thorner CofE Primary School
Knayton CofE Academy Thornton Dale CofE Primary School
Marton-cum-Grafton CofE Academy Topcliffe Academy
Selby Abbey CofE VC Primary School Alanbrooke School
Amotherby CP School Dishforth Airfield CP School
Dishforth Village CofE School Fairburn CP School
Great Ouseburn CP School Helmsley CP School
Kirkbymoorside CP School Kirk Hammerton CofE School
Romanby Primary School Staveley CP School
Sinnington Primary School South Kilvington CofE School
St Peter's Brafferton CofE School

Key Dates

Heads Breakfast Meeting Thursday, 23rd September 2021 - via Zoom (TBC)
Heads Breakfast Meeting Thursday, 25th November 2021 - via Zoom (TBC) 
Heads Breakfast Meeting Thursday, 3rd February 2022 - via Zoom (TBC)
Heads Breakfast Meeting Thursday, 10th March 2022 - via Zoom (TBC)
Heads Breakfast Meeting Thursday, 5th May 2022 - via Zoom (TBC)
Heads Breakfast Meeting Thursday, 30th June 2022 - via Zoom (TBC)

As a North star member you will have access to the following:

Headteacher Breakfast Meetings (half termly):
Opportunities to network and share best practice with headteachers across the alliance. Access to national updates and perspectives.

Subject Leader Development/Networks:
One afternoon per term each for English, Maths and EYFS leads via an online  platform to share practice, hear input from SLEs and network with colleagues via directed discussions and gap tasks

Opportunities to join Learning Development Groups (LDGs):
Teachers and leaders will have opportunities to join LDGson subject leadership, including foundation subjects, pedagogical approaches and/or year group expectations

Peer Reviews:
Opportunities to benefit from peer reviews with colleagues in the alliance. Peer reviews are mutually beneficial and can have a significant impact on school improvement. A clear structure will be developed including consultation with headteachers.

North Star CPLD (reduced cost for North Star members)


If you wish to become a member or would like to know more please complete the form on this page.

Contact North Star Alliance