What is the Alliance seeking to achieve?
We believe the collaborative nature of the Teaching School model will enable us to support each other through the challenges we face in changing times. Through mutual understanding and trust the alliance of schools can jointly overcome obstacles; working collaboratively offers opportunities to use local strengths.
If we are successful there will be an improvement in the quality of teaching and learning in schools across the locality through the provision of high quality Joint Professional Development across all phases. We will play a key role in offering the best training for new recruits to the profession. We will deploy specialist leaders to provide support to schools who request it. We will have better leaders at all levels and have adequately identified talent in order to support succession planning. We will have embedded a culture of reflective practice in our staff through Research and Development work focusing on action research.