Andrea Dearden, c/o Palmerston School, Minehead Road, Liverpool. L17 6AU.

0151 428 2128

South Liverpool Schools Together

South Liverpool Learning Network



The South Liverpool Learning Network is made up of 18 primary schools, 1 special school and 1 secondary school.   The schools are listed below:-


Banks Road Primary

Booker Avenue Infants

Booker Avenue Juniors

Carleton House Prep 

Dovedale Primary

Garston C of E Primary

Gilmour Infants

Gilmour Juniors

Greenbank Primary

Holy Trinity Catholic Primary

Liverpool College (Primary)

Middlefield Primary

St Austin's Catholic Primary

St Ambrose Catholic Primary

St Anthony of Padua Catholic Primary

St Christopher's Catholic Primary

Springwood Heath Primary

Stockton Wood Primary

Sudley Infants

Sudley Juniors



Abbot's Lea School 



The Academy of St Nicholas


The aims of the network include:-

  • To focus on raising the standards of teaching and learning across the Network Schools
  • To provide strategic management and leadership support for Headteachers and Leaders in the Network
  • To develop a joint CPD plan for network schools to address training and development needs involving groups of schools in the network
  • To foster collaborative links between schools in the Network and to facilitate the sharing of good practice

The network is managed via the SLLN Development Sub-group made up of 5 Headteachers from the Learning Network schools.    One Headteacher acts as SLLN Chair - N. Metcalf for 2021/2022.

The full group of headteachers usually meet every half term.    The Sub-group meet every half term approximately 2 weeks before the full meeting. 

The SLLN Administrator is Andrea Dearden - who provides support for servicing meetings and organising CPD and events.   The administrator actively seeks best value options for CPD and events on behalf of the network; organises and services termly full Headteacher meetings/briefings; assists in facilitating network opportunities with the network and provides a channel of communication between member schools as well as liaising with the Senior School Improvement Officer for Collaboration and Networking, Judy Boyce, as well as other LA officers.