About Warrington Teaching School Alliance

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.

Warrington Teaching School Alliance (WTSA) formed in 2014/15 and specialises in supporting Primary and Early Years settings. Led by a strategic group of schools, and supported by a larger group of alliance Associate Members, WTSA works across the North West of England to drive school improvement forward.

Our key aims as a Teaching School 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 and Leadership Development.
  • 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.

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