There are a number of Teaching School Alliances in Haringey working in partnership with schools locally and further afield.


A Teaching School Alliance is led by a teaching school and includes schools that are benefiting from support, as well as alliance deliverers who lead some aspects of training and development.

Teaching Schools identify, develop and co-ordinate expertise for the benefit of pupils across a network of schools, resulting in:

  • Improved pupil outcomes
  • Support for schools in challenging circumstances
  • Increased number of schools rated as securely Good or Outstanding by Ofsted
  • Support for a self-improving and sustainable system

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

  • Coordinating and providing high-quality school-led 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.

So that a self-improving, school-led system is at the heart of this work, teaching schools champion the following principals:

  • Effective delivery

    • Each teaching school alliance effectively delivers across all 3 areas of core activity: ITT; continuing professional development (CPD) and leadership development; school-to-school support.
  • Accountability

    • In order to ensure credibility and high impact of all teaching schools, they must adhere to requirements set by NCTL and co-operate with necessary reporting processes.
  • System leadership and engagement

    • Teaching schools build an effective alliance of schools, and work strategically with other schools and providers within their regional and sub-regional networks to ensure every school can engage in school-led improvement.
  • Continuous improvement

    • Each teaching school is required to pursue continuous improvement supported by the peer review process in order to develop and achieve/sustain maturity of provision.

You can find out more about the 3 Teaching School Alliances in Haringey by clicking on their tabs and in the CPD section of the HEP website

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