The TBAP Multi-Academy Trust gained Teaching School Status in April 2014, led by the Bridge AP Academy. Incorporating Alternative Provision (AP) providers within the Teaching School structure facilitates the sharing of skills, knowledge and understanding with other AP providers and with mainstream schools.


The TBAP TSA has developed a suite of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules which can be delivered individually, or as part of a larger piece of professional development. More information is available through the CPD button.


The TBAP TSA has designated a number of Senior Leaders of Education (SLE) who are available to support school improvement or colleagues in any setting. For further information about the SLEs and their different areas of expertise please click the SLE button. We have trained a number of new teachers through School Direct (Initial Teacher Training, ITT). There are opportunities for additional partner schools and PRUs to join our alliance and host trainee teachers. If you are considering applying for ITT or represent a potential partner school please follow the ITT link for more information.

Research and Development

Current Research in TBAP Academies:

​​LAPA - UCL to scan boys brains when engaged in certain activities to develop an understanding of challenging behaviour

LAPA - UCL and IOE to develop blended learning and flipped learning in APs

OAPA - Kings College London to find out more about risk taking behaviour in 13 - 15 year old boys

BAPA - Completed research on Assessment with Challenge Partners