ALL local groups
Joining ALL can be your passport to engaging with a local network of active ALL members near you. Local groups are run by volunteers - often teachers supporting other teachers - to provide encouragement and support and overcome the risk of professional isolation. ALL groups offer a warm welcome and foster collaboration and sharing of expertise and ideas.
There are many regional ALL groups all around England offering formal and informal events, discussion, networking, sharing tips and resources, themed training and upskilling. There is also a South Wales Network and a network in Northern Ireland. For further information or advice, please contact [email protected]
ALL refers to its less formal local groups as networks and primary hubs, while its larger groups are constituted as branches.
Branches are formally constituted groups which are run by a committee of elected local members. Branches serve a larger regional area and often have annual conferences with streams for specific sectors and career stages.
Networks are more informal local groups, often operating in areas where the nearest branch is some distance away.
ALL Primary Hub
Primary Hubs are places where local teachers involved in developing primary language teaching can meet, exchange ideas and provide peer support as well as accessing information and support.
Which group can I join?
Members may attend events of any ALL group. New members are allocated to an active ALL group near the address given on your membership application, but you can join a different group if this is more convenient. If you would prefer to be part of a group which is not in your region please contact the ALL office to discuss.
What if there's not a group in my area?
ALL local groups are run by dedicated and passionate volunteers. If there's no local group in your area, and you're interested in getting more involved with ALL and becoming a volunteer, read more about the process of setting up a new ALL local group.
Contact the ALL office to express your interest. We can then draw on the expertise of our volunteer members and our Honorary Membership Officer to get you started!
From summer 2019, we are also piloting a new ALL local group webinar. This is a great way of exploring what being part of a local group could offer you.
If you are a committee member, leader or co-ordinator of an ALL local group, click here for resources to support your group.
This includes the 'Roadshows' which are presentations to update local groups on news from ALL, events and projects of interest, along with sector news and resources of interest. Local ALL groups can access the presentations to share with their local group attendees. For summer 2019, we have also piloted a Roadshow webinar.
Click on a region to see ALL groups serving your region.