Teaching Schools

Delta Academies Trust Teaching School Alliance is delighted to be part of the government’s initiative to give outstanding schools a leading role in driving forward the quality of teaching and learning in education today. 

Delta Teaching School Alliance has two designated multi-structure Teaching Schools, embracing outstanding leadership of Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Post-16. 

  • Green Lane Primary Academy & Garforth Academy (Primary, Secondary, Post-16)
  • Rowena Academy & The Vale Primary Academy (Early Years, Primary) 

Green Lane Primary Academy was one of the first 100 schools in England to be granted Teaching School status by the National College for Teaching and Leadership – a designation entitling it to lead the training and professional development for staff.  This milestone marked a shift towards school-centred training and the responsibility of teaching schools to lead a group of schools working with other partners including Higher Education Institutions to deliver high quality support for teachers and leaders at all stages in their career.

Delta Teaching School Alliance embraces all of our Academies, associated schools and strategic partners.  A number of schools outside our group are also supported.  Delta TSA Strategic Group oversees the work of the Alliance.

Delta Teaching School Alliance works closely with its alliance of schools and HEI partner Sheffield Hallam University. The Alliance has over 50 Specialist Leaders of Education across a range of subjects and phases that support the continued development of leaders across the partnership.  We look forward to continuing our work together as Delta Academies Trust Teaching School Alliance and the positive outcomes that it will bring. 

To find out more about Delta Teaching School Alliance visit  http://teach.deltatrust.org.uk/

What are National Teaching Schools?

Teaching Schools are outstanding schools that work with others to provide high-quality training and development to new and experienced school staff.  They are part of the government’s plan to give schools a central role in raising standards by developing a self-improving and sustainable school-led system. 

The Big 6 – Role of Teaching Schools

There are 6 core areas of responsibility for teaching schools:

  1. School-led initial teacher training
  2. Continuing professional development
  3. Supporting other schools
  4. Identifying and developing leadership potential
  5. Specialist leaders of education
  6. Research and development

To find out more about National Teaching Schools, please follow the links below:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/teaching-schools-a-guide-for-potential-applicants

http://tscouncil.org.uk/