What is a National Teaching School?
The 'National Teaching School' designation gives successful schools a leading role in the training and professional development of teachers, support staff and headteachers, as well as contributing to raising standards through school-to-school support.
Schools 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 includes all those schools that benefit by receiving support, as well as strategic partners that will lead on certain aspects of delivery. Alliances can be cross phase and cross sector, work across local authorities and can include different types of organisations.
Collaboration is at the heart of the teaching school model. Working together, the alliance will deliver support for other schools in their wider network to: