Teaching School

We are very proud to announce that we have gained Teaching School Status. Teaching Schools are outstanding schools that work with others to provide high-quality training and development to new and experienced school staff. They are part of the government’s plan to give schools a central role in raising standards by developing a self-improving and sustainable school-led system.

  • There are over 600 teaching schools across the country making significant improvements in the quality of teaching, leadership and attainment.
  • They support other schools through:
    • Co-ordination of school-to-school support. Working with a school or academy in challenging circumstances to bring about improvement.
    • Support of under-performing schools and academies.
    • Leaders are working to improve the quality of teaching and leadership where it is most needed.
  • Use the services of system leaders to provide support to other schools e.g.:
    • Middle and senior leaders working as specialist leaders of education
    • Headteachers working as local and national leaders of education
    • Chairs of Governors working as national leaders of governance
    • Identifying and developing leadership potential
    • Development of future headteachers

We are allocated funding to support:

  • School-led initial teacher training
  • Access to outstanding lessons and teachers for observation and planning
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Quality assurance
  • Co-ordination of initial teacher training with professional development opportunities
  • Continuing professional development with a range of professional development opportunities for teachers and school support staff, extending your strong learning culture to schools you work with.

As a Teaching School we will be delivering on the following areas due to our expertise:

  • Learning Support to raise standards
  • Behaviour
  • ASC
  • Speech & Language
  • Assessment for children with SEN
  • Wellbeing – Play Therapy