Teaching School Alliance photo shoot over numerous sites

We were pleased when one of our existing clients, The Archbishop Temple School in Preston recommended us to their Teaching School Alliance, The Preston Teaching School Alliance for their upcoming photo shoot.

 The Preston TSA is a primary/secondary alliance designed to raise standards for all children through improving the quality of teaching and leadership. Similar to that of many of the Multi Academy Trusts we work with, this means that they operate over a number of individual sites.

When approached by The Preston TSA in December, we were asked if we could quote on a photoshoot for their new website which would be going live in March 2019. They wanted the new website to show a range of images featuring the four different School sites.

The new Teacher Training Conference Centre could be found at Broughton High and they wanted to feature that, as well as some shots of students with trainee teachers and pupils with teachers too.   The other three sites we needed to cover were three primary schools in the local area.

The main questions proposed to us by The Preston TSA were how could it work to run a school photo shoot over a number of sites? And how would we suggest going about planning for the shoot?

Firstly, we wanted to speak a bit more with our point of contact at The Preston TSA to find out a bit more information; i.e. what time will the trainee teachers arrive (to give us an idea of what time we could start the shoot), what sort of shots would you like to see from the Primary Schools (allowing us to consider just how much time each site might need), and we learnt through conversation that the School Direct teacher training programme was going to be running at that time and this provided us with the framework of our plan. We would shoot at the Teacher Training centre for the morning to capture shots of the programme ‘in action’ and then we would spend a few hours at each primary school the day before and for a couple of hours after finishing at the Conference Centre.

We worked closely with the team in Preston to advise them on possible ideas for the primary school photography (i.e. sports outside, pupils reading to teachers, use of facilities and technology etc.), and were happily lead by the TSA when it came to opportunities for shooting at the conference centre. A final plan for the 1 ½ day school photo shoot was agreed by all parties and sent out via email a few weeks prior to our shoot days. The schedule allowed for a 15minute transfer period for the photographer to get between sites when needed and this worked well and all to plan.

At the end of the school photo shoot and on sight of their new photographs the comment received from our client was “They are fantastic!” need we say more! Very happy and much enjoyed!

Many thanks to The Preston TSA.

If you’d like to speak to us about how we could work with you on a photoshoot or any marketing project, we’d love to hear from you!

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