What is a Teaching School

There are currently approximately 800 Teaching Schools across the country. These are outstanding schools which have been nationally recognised for their capacity to support and help other schools to improve outcomes. The remit of teaching schools is three-fold: Professional and leadership development School-led Initial Teacher Training School-to-school support Teaching Schools fulfil much of...
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Improving leadership diversity: Five lessons from two women’s leadership programmes, Dr Kate Chhatwal

Improving leadership diversity: Five lessons from two women’s leadership programmes, shared by Dr Kate Chhatwal, Director of Southwark Teaching School Alliance In 2016 Southwark Teaching School Alliance won an award from the NCTL Leadership Equality and Diversity Fund for two programmes exclusively for female leaders, which we ran in collaboration with United Learning and the Gipsy Hill...
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Supporting the next generation of aspiring and existing women leaders in London: WomenEdLondon

Supporting the next generation of aspiring and existing women leaders in London: WomenEdLondon Vivienne Porritt, National Leader of #WomenEd, looks at the gender gap in the teaching profession and why they feel it’s important to attend our TSC London event. ‘WomenEdLondon shouldn’t be contributing to the London Teaching School Council conference on 7th July.  We really wish that we...
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System Leadership and School to School Support

System Leadership and School to School Support Professor David Woods, CBE, Chair of the London Leadership Strategy and one of our keynote speakers at the forthcoming TSC London conference ‘The future of education in London’, looks at system leadership and the importance of school-to-school support. ‘System leadership arises when political leaders and school leaders openly debate and agree...
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Application rounds for National Leaders of Governance – 2017

National Leaders of Governance Key dates for 2017: To ensure continued capacity amongst National Leaders of Governance (NLG), we're launchinga new designation round on 27 March, which will close on 28 April 2017. This round will be targeted at those parts of the country where we know there are currently not enough NLGs to support the schools that need support most. Are you a chair of governors,...
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Workload reduction Toolkit

Practical advice and tools for school leaders and teachers to help review and reduce workload. materials have been produced by school leaders, teachers, education technology advisers and teacher training providers in conjunction with the Department for Education, and have been tested with a range of schools across England. Click here to access toolkit The Teachers WorkLoad Blog Have you found...
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How the Teaching Schools Council supports system led improvement – 3 key commitments

Every child is entitled to be in a great school: Put simply there are three commitments that the Teaching Schools Council seeks to ensure: That every school in England is entitled to relevant and timely support Every school in England is prepared to be a giver of support Every school in England is in an effective partnership More on our activities can be found here.
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