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.
'The Big Six' are the key areas in which we are tasked with, they are to:
- Train the next generation of outstanding teachers through on going development of high quality initial teacher training via our School Direct programme.
- Develop opportunities for Continuing Professional Development training.
- Identify and develop talent and nurture leadership potential within the school workforce.
- Provide support for other schools, using strategies of school improvement which places responsibility on the profession and schools themselves.
- Lead peer-to-peer learning and professional development, including the designation and deployment of specialist leaders of education (SLEs).
- Create an alliance of partners to improve quality of leadership, teaching and learning across Warrington, the North West and Nationally, supporting schools in innovation and knowledge transfer and research and development.
WTSA is accountable through Evelyn Street Governors and the WTSA Strategic Board. The Strategic Board representation is drawn from Warrington Schools, delivery partners and Teaching Schools across the North West.
More information about Teaching Schools can be found at GOV.UK