Teaching schools: how they are making a difference

This publication was withdrawn on 22 August 2016

See ‘Teaching schools: the school perspective’, a report from 2015 that looks into what teaching schools around the country are doing across their main areas of responsibility.

Impact report on the difference teaching schools are having on the school system.


How teaching schools are making a difference: part 1

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Find out how teaching schools make a difference to the school system.

Teaching schools:

  • play a greater role in training new entrants to the profession
  • lead peer-to-peer professional and leadership development
  • identify and develop leadership potential
  • provide support for other schools
  • designate and broker specialist leaders of education
  • engage in research and development

This report looks at examples of how teaching schools take the lead in teacher training, staff development and school improvement.