East Midlands, South Yorkshire & the Humber

East Midlands, South Yorkshire & the Humber area Teaching Schools are outstanding schools which have been nationally recognised for their capacity to support and help other schools to improve outcomes. TSC Representatives are serving school leaders of designated Teaching Schools, elected by Teaching Schools in their region or co-opted to provide national specialist advice.

East Midlands, South Yorkshire & the Humber Teaching Schools Council Representatives:

Chris Wheatley

Executive Headteacher of Cotgrave Candleby Lane School, and Chief Executive of the Flying High Trust.

Chris Abott

t,CEOofThe EducationAlliance, The Wolds Teaching School Alliance and YorkshireWolds Teacher Training (SCITT).

Find your local Teaching Schools

There are currently 90 Teaching Schools located in the East Midlands, South Yorkshire & the Humber area, although Teaching Schools work across boundaries to support schools. Click the map below to find your local Teaching School.

Find out how to get connected to your local Teaching School for school-led Initial Teacher Training, professional & leadership development & school-to-school support. Visit https://t.co/rKrokA8fXa to find your local Teaching School. #getconnected @AndrewWarrenUK @TeachSchCouncil

This podcast takes a look at the direction of travel for our school-led system https://t.co/v4QpFvLS8B “We have to be saying to Teaching Schools-work with others like you’ve never done before, because there are some challenges but we can’t solve them on our own” @AndrewWarrenUK

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Regional Infrastructure

To achieve the East Midlands, South Yorkshire & the Humber area vision, TSC Representatives have put a regional infrastructure in place. For more information contact your local Regional Co-ordinators & Key Contacts.

Ambition and Vision

  • Continuous improvement is best driven from
    within the sector by proven, existing outstanding practitioners.
  • Teaching Schools have the expertise,track record, capacity, local knowledge, diversity and passion to deliver sustainable system-led continuous improvement within and across the region at every level.
  • Every school in the region should be connected into the system and engaged as a giver and/or receiver of support.

Our Mission


What We Do

What We Do

  • to develop school staff who consistently deliver exceptional learning experiences for young people in our region.
  • to actively recruit and retain outstanding teachers for our schools.
  • to develop inspiring leaders who act with integrity, passion and purpose.

Regional Activity

To achieve the East Midlands, South Yorkshire & the Humber ambition and vision, TSC Representatives Chris Wheatley and Chris Abott have put the following infrastructure in place:

National Leaders of Governance

A regional Stronger Governance Champion and a network of Area Co-ordinators to enable improvements in governance to be embedded. Contact: jane.lewis@togetherpeople.co.uk

Women Leading in Education

A national contract to encourage more women to pursue a career in leadership in education through network events, inspirational speakers and guidance. Contact: Emma.Sheasby@emsyh.org.uk

Coaching Pledge

A pledge toincrease the number of women in leadership positions by raising the profile and encouraging region wide engagement in the National Coaching Pledge. Contact: Emma.Sheasby@emsyh.org.uk

Regional Induction Process

A regional approach to Teaching School induction through the support of a Local Hub Lead and the use of high-level action planning. Contact: Local Hub Leads for each area

Click here to view all regional activity