What is a teaching school?

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Teaching schools are outstanding schools that work with others to provide high-quality training and development to both new and experienced 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.

A teaching school has to:

  • Have an outstanding rating from Ofsted
  • Engage in successful partnerships
  • Show excellent leadership with a proven track record of school improvement
  • Have an outstanding headteacher
  • Have a leadership team with the capacity to lead the three core areas of the teaching school role
Trent Valley Teaching School Alliance