Teaching School

February 6th, 2015

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

The Blue Coat School became a National Teaching School and National Support School in 2013. As a National Teaching school, Blue Coat has established the Northern Alliance. 15 partner schools including secondary, primary, tertiary and special schools from 6 Local Authority areas have signed the Alliance’s Memorandum of Understanding. The Alliance of schools pools its skills to provide services to its members and the wider educational community in relation to:

  • Initial Teacher Education via School Direct
  • Continuing Professional Education
  • Research and Development
  • The designation of Specialist Leaders of Education to build capacity for school to school support
  • An Alliance based system for leadership development
  • An extension and enrichment programme for the most able post 16 pupils and their teachers

For more information on the Northern Alliance please go to: http://www.northern-alliance.net/