The role of Teaching Schools and National Support Schools is to work with others to provide high-quality training and support for school improvement in their local area. Regional networks in Maths and Science exist to support the professional development of schools.

Teaching schools lead in 6 areas:

  1. delivering school-led initial teacher training (ITT), including School Direct
  2. providing tailored continuing professional development to staff across their alliances
  3. supporting other schools, usually working with a school or academy in challenging circumstances to bring about improvement
  4. identifying and developing future leaders
  5. recruiting and managing specialist leaders of education: outstanding middle and senior leaders who develop leaders in other schools
  6. building on existing research and sharing new research and development

We have 4 Teaching Schools and a National Support School in Northumberland. Links to each school are below.

The schools offer a wide range of personalised support through Senior Leaders in Education (SLE’s) and National Leaders of Education (NLE’s). This can range from support for new curricula, through departmental reviews to providing leadership capacity. Details of each SLE/NLE are available below;

If you would like further information on Teaching Schools or National Support Schools, or would like to discuss bespoke support that they may be able to provide your school through SLE’s and NLE’s, please contact Dave Cookson (Northumberland Teaching Schools & National Support Schools Co-ordinator).

Subject Associations:

One of the best ways to provide regular specialist updates to staff is through subject associations. This page provides links to many of those associations.

The Great North Maths Hub’s objective is to improve maths education for children and teenagers, by developing and increasing collaboration between mathematics education professionals, schools, colleges and universities.
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