What is a Teaching School?

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 (National College for Teaching and Leadership, NCTL 2015). There are six core areas of responsibility for teaching schools including;

  • School-led Initial Teacher Training
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Supporting other Schools
  • Identifying and Developing Leadership Potential
  • Specialist Leaders in Education
  • Research and Development

Please see NCTL 2015 for more information about the role and scope of teaching schools.