The teaching school model allows schools that have been designated as teaching schools to support leadership development and school improvement by working in partnership with other local schools. The government has shown a clear intent to allow schools to have greater freedom to shape, develop and share outstanding and successful practice, school to school, in order to raise standards of achievement.
System leadership is central to the overall vision of a self-improving system. System leaders have the experience and skills to work for the success of other children and adults as well as those in their own school. They collaborate with others to share and develop common solutions. They shape thinking, policy and practice in order to have a positive and lasting impact on the lives and life chances of children and young people.