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 their remit through the role of system leaders. These are outstanding colleagues who are committed to supporting other schools to have an impact on the outcomes and experiences of children in a whole community.

NLEs and LLEs – Headteachers who are designated as National or Local Leaders of Education.

SLEs – Specialist Leaders of Education – middle and senior leaders.

NLGs – National Leaders of Governance – chairs of governing bodies.