What is a Teaching School?
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Teaching schools give outstanding and good 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.
Schools will work together within a teaching school alliance – a group of schools and other partners that is supported by the leadership of a teaching school. This will include all those schools that benefit by receiving support, as well as strategic partners that will lead on certain aspects of delivery. Alliances may be cross phase and cross sector, work across local authorities and may include different types of organisations.
St John’s C of E Primary was designated as a Teaching School in July 2016. Prior to our designation we were providing informal support in a variety of subjects and areas to a number of schools. We have been a national hub school for Big Maths since 2012 and work in close partnership with all at Andrell Education to ensure quality support packages. We are now on our 5th cohort of School Direct trainees; having successfully equipped many trainees within our partnership and with the University of Wolverhampton to embark upon their teaching career.
Joining us in our Teaching School Alliance is Walsall Wood Primary as they continue to offer their high quality, successful Reading Recovery programme.
St John's School Alliance
How to access 'School to School Support'