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