Teaching schools have been designated to identify, develop and co-ordinate expertise for the benefit of pupils across a network of schools to achieve:
- Better results for pupils,
- Fewer poorly performing schools,
- More good and outstanding schools,
- A self-improving and sustainable system that contributes to the development of local succession planning arrangements to ensure a future supply of highly skilled leaders in local schools.
What does the government say about Teaching School Alliances
Teaching school alliances are led by a teaching school and include schools that are benefiting from support, as well as strategic partners who lead some aspects of training and development. Strategic partners may include: other schools from any phase or sector, academy chains, local authorities, private sector organisations and/or a teaching school alliance may decide to work with other alliances to share knowledge and resources as a teaching school network.
The aims of a teaching school include:
· School-led teacher training
· Continuous Professional Development
· Identifying and developing leadership potential
· Supporting other schools
· Developing specialist leaders of education
· Research and development
At Holmfirth J I & N School we are working alongside the West Yorkshire Teaching Alliance and the Green Light Teaching Alliance