Teaching Schools

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

Teaching schools identify, develop and co-ordinate expertise for the benefit of pupils across a network of schools, resulting in:

  • better results for pupils
  • fewer poorly performing schools
  • more good and outstanding schools
  • a self-improving and sustainable system

There are 6 core areas of responsibility for teaching schools:

  1. School-led initial teacher training
  2. Continuing professional development
  3. Supporting other schools
  4. Identifying and developing leadership potential
  5. Specialist leaders of education
  6. Research and development

Teaching school alliances are led by a teaching school and include schools that are benefiting from support, as well as strategic partners who lead some aspects of training and development. Strategic partners may include:

  • other schools from any phase or sector
  • universities
  • academy chains
  • local authorities
  • dioceses
  • private sector organisations

Gloucestershire has the following teaching school alliances. Click on the links to find out more about each one.

Balcarras Teaching School Partnership

Crypt Teaching School Alliance

Odyssey Teaching School Alliance 

Cotswold Edge Teaching Alliance (Marling School)

Forest Teaching Alliance (Dene Magna School)

Coney Hill Milestone Teaching School Alliance

The Cotswold Teaching School Partnership (CTSP)

Sir Thomas Rich's Teaching School Alliance 

The Forest of Dean Teaching School Alliance (Lydney CoE Primary School) - website under construction - in the interim please contact West Gloucestershire Schools Partnership (WGSP) for further information

The Gloucestershire Teaching School Alliance Network represents all of Gloucestershire's teaching schools and works with the aim of facilitating communication between the teaching schools and co-ordination of their activities. A website has been established as a 'one stop shop' for information and this includes a matrix giving an overview of the type of CPD on offer from each of the teaching school alliances.

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