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.
By March 2016, the government’s goal is to have a network of 600 teaching schools making significant improvements in the quality of teaching, leadership and pupil attainment.
St John and St James’ C of E Primary School is one of the lead schools in part of a multiple teaching school alliance in Hackney. The school works in partnership with primary schools across the borough and beyond and plays a key role within the Primary Advantage National Teaching Schools Alliance. Primary Advantage is a federation of schools working together because we believe our schools can gain many benefits from working collaboratively. We have made a commitment to a shared responsibility to the wider school community, the provision of good quality education and the improvement of life chances for pupils in the community beyond that of our own schools. Our work on improving provision for children will continue to see us working in partnership with schools in Hackney across London and into the County of Suffolk. We will be working closely with our strategic partners, The Institute of Education and Hackney Learning Trust to effectively deliver ITT (School direct and PGCE), CPD, talent management, school to school support, the brokering of SLEs and research and development. Primary Advantage National Teaching School Alliance will see all schools within the alliance achieving more together.
If you are interested in training to become a teacher within one of the Primary Advantage Federation schools, please visit http://www.primaryadvantage.co.uk/train-to-teach for more information about the School Direct scheme.