The Teaching School

“Our vision is based upon mutual respect and shared values, drawing upon expertise from all alliance members to ensure the best possible professional development for our staff and even better learning experiences for our pupils.”
Peter Jordan, Head of St Marylebone Teaching School

National vision

Teaching Schools are part of the drive to give schools more freedom and to enable schools to take increasing responsibility for managing the education system.
The national vision for Teaching Schools has helped to establish a network of around 900 Teaching School Alliances that drive significant improvement in the quality of professional practice and improve the attainment of every child. In time it is hoped all schools in England will be linked with a Teaching School.

Teaching Schools will play a fundamental role in developing a self-sustaining, school led system in three main areas:

  • Teacher training
  • Professional development
  • School to school support