Teaching Schools


Teaching Schools

What are Teaching Schools?

Teaching Schools give outstanding schools a leading role in the training and professional development of teachers, support staff and headteachers, as well as contributing to the raising of standards through school-to-school support.

  • Leadership of the alliance
  • Initial teacher training
  • Professional and leadership development
  • Support for schools

Who can become a Teaching School?

Teaching Schools

Teaching Schools will have collective responsibility for the performance of the schools system and not just their own school.

Designation Criteria:

  • A clear track-record of successful collaboration with partner schools
  • Ofsted outstanding for overall effectiveness, teaching and learning and leadership and management
  • Consistently high levels of pupil performance or continued improvement
  • An outstanding headteacher with at least three years headship experience, and outstanding senior and middle leaders with capacity to support others

Teaching Schools will work collaboratively in networks or clusters of schools to offer high quality provision:

  • To individuals through ITT, CPD and leadership development – creating a continuum of development from ITT to senior leadership
  • To schools facing challenging circumstances

They will also take on a coordination role on behalf of a network of schools:

  • Identifying potential leaders and growing potential with and between schools
  • Designating and brokering the new role of specialist leaders of education
  • Using some of their funds to enable others to contribute

Why bother?

  • Opportunity to shape regional and national practice
  • Strengthen relationships with key partners
  • Improve the quality of Teaching & Learning
  • Increase Standards and attainment
  • Moral purpose

Designated Teaching Schools

Please click on the link below to view the designated Teaching Schools.

pdf icon Designated Teaching Schools