Teaching schools and system leadership: how you can get involved

For experienced teachers, school leaders and chairs of governors who want to share their expertise with others – find out more about teaching schools and our system leader roles.

System leaders are people who work with schools outside their own. This collection contains information about how to apply for these roles and get involved in school-to-school support.

Contribute to the development of other leaders and the raising of standards for students.

Find out:

  • what each role is about
  • what the requirements are
  • how to apply
  • about supporting teaching school alliances to engage in research and development projects to support school improvement in teaching school alliances

Teaching schools

Use the school-to-school support directory to find and contact a teaching school in your area.

System leadership roles: application guides

Additional opportunities for national leaders of education and national leaders of governance

Published 21 March 2014
Last updated 12 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'System leadership roles: privacy notice'.
  2. Teaching schools: funding to help an aspiring teaching school added
  3. Blog post about the school-led system
  4. First published.