TEACHING SCHOOLS

Teaching Schools are a new designation of schools and are a key part of the government’s commitment and drive to raise standards in schools by allowing outstanding schools to develop and disseminate excellent practice. Teaching schools provide training and development for new and experienced teachers and leaders.

Teaching schools are among the best schools in the country. They are outstanding in all areas of teaching and learning and leadership and management. They have a track record of working with other schools and providers to raise standards for children and young people beyond their own school.

The Durham Teaching School Alliance serves a wide geographical area working with, and supporting schools, from all phases. It is the only Teaching School Alliance in Durham with two lead schools from the Early Years and Primary sector: Prince Bishops Community Primary School and Etherley Lane Nursery.

The Durham Teaching School Alliance was designated as part of Cohort 3 and is the largest Early Years and Primary Phase alliance in Durham with over 60 schools working in partnership.

The Durham Teaching School Alliance works closely with The Swaledale Teaching School Alliance and the newly designated, Cohort 5, St Bedes Teaching School Alliance to offer an increasing range of support and services to schools of all phases over a wide geographical area.

Teaching Schools have three key roles. These are:

Initial Teacher Training - we offer two full time School Direct courses- a Primary, 4-11, Post Graduate Certificate in Education with Qualified Teacher Status and a Post Graduate Certificate in Early Years Education, 0-5, with Early Years Teacher Status.

Workforce Development - CPD for: support staff, teachers, middle and senior leaders and governors including standalone training days, longer route courses and accredited programmes.

School to School Support led by National Leaders of Education, NLEs, Specialist Leaders of Education, SLEs, and National Leaders of Governance, NLGs.

An inspirational heritage, an aspirational future.

Teaching Schools are a new designation of schools and are a key part of the government’s commitment and drive to raise standards in schools by allowing outstanding schools to develop and disseminate excellent practice.

How to Reach Us?

Our Contact Details Are Below.

  • Prince Bishops Community Primary School

    Gibson Street,
    Coundon Grange
    Bishop Auckland,
    Co Durham,
    DL14 8DY.

    Phone: 01388 451278
    www.princebishops.org.uk

  • Etherley Lane Nursery School

    Hazel Grove
    Bishop Auckland,
    Co. Durham
    DL14 7RF

    Phone: 01388 604835
    www.etherleylane-nur.durham.uk

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