Teaching schools have an important role to play in a school-led system and in school improvement. Teaching schools will be centres of excellence, taking on a more focused role that prioritises:

  • co-ordinating and delivering high quality school-based initial teacher training (ITT)
  • Providing high quality school-to-school support to spread excellent practice, particularly to schools that need it most
  • Providing evidence-based professional and leadership development for teachers and leaders across their network

In addition, teaching schools can play a role as brokerage hubs for other system leaders, co-ordinating the supply and activity of national leaders of education (NLEs), national leaders of governance (NLGs) and specialist leaders of education (SLEs). They help prevent underperformance by supporting vulnerable schools, and where needed, help tackle underperformance in coasting schools and lead improvement in good schools.

Read the latest Teaching schools: the school perspective report. This report gives examples of what teaching schools around the country are doing to respond to the main areas of their role.

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