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Teaching School

What is a Teaching School?

‘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’  (

Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. They identify and develop leadership potential; they provide support for other schools, and work with schools in supporting the raising of standards. 

They raise standards through supporting other schools, engage in research and development, and ensure that the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful future leaders.

Our Ofsted judgment was a great achievement and I believe that this next chapter for our school again reflects the outstanding practice and overall commitment of our school staff to providing the highest quality education to pupils as well as working with other schools sharing good practice.

In addition to this, several of our staff have also been appointed as SLEs (Specialist Leaders in Education). These staff form a larger group of SLEs as part of the Paragon Teaching Alliance.
Please see the SLE tab for further details.