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Teaching School Alliance

Mission Statement

Teaching School Alliance 24 members have a shared moral purpose to work together to improve the learning, achievement and outcomes of all the young people within their schools and to support other schools to do the same.

This will be achieved by pursuing excellence in teaching and learning across TSA24 by offering training, support, research and development that is “by schools for schools”.

We firmly believe that we are ‘stronger together’ and that partnership and collaboration between practising teachers in different schools, is the only way to continually develop and improve teaching and learning for the benefit of students, parents and the communities in which we work. We believe in inspirational learning from early years through life.


We are a local alliance who have understanding and experience of the challenges of everday school life. Making a difference to children’s school lives is at the heart of our ethos.

The vision of Teaching School Alliance is to develop a self-supporting system over a group of schools and other partners to ensure excellence for all pupils across the Alliance.

As an Alliance we value:

  • The moral purpose of our leaders that drives the partnership to help others and be professionally generous in all aspects of our work as we strive for excellence in all aspects of the delivery of education and support to young people and adults.

  • The relationship between partners that are the foundation for the Alliance’s existence and success.

  • Equality of opportunity for all young people and the staff who work in our schools.

  • Fairness towards each other as partners and towards our associates and the individuals we work with.

  • Transparency and probity, particularly in relation to financial matters and in accordance with the Financial Principles.

  • The unique nature of each school and its place within its own community.

  • The needs of other schools and young people beyond our own schools and Alliance.

  • Openess and trust that enables and supports effective partnership working.

  • The contribution that other organisations such as Las, other education providers, charitable bodies, etc. make to the school system and the success and safety of young people.

  • Effective governance that ensures our values and aims are adhered to and delivered upon.


The Alliance will work across the Big 6 areas:

  1. Initial Teacher Training and Support for Newly Qualified Teachers

  2. Continuing Professional Development

  3. Leadership Development and Succession Planning

  4. School to School Support

  5. Recruitment and deployment of SLEs, LLEs, and NLEs

  6. Research and Development

  • Develop an effective and sustainable alliance that helps deliver improved outcomes for young people.

  • Be part of system wide improvement that creates a better future for all.

  • Provide outstanding opportunities for staff within and beyond the Alliance to develop their leadership skills, experience and confidence including the delivery of licensed programmes from the National College for School Leadership.

  • Provide and broker outstanding training and development opportunities for staff within and beyond the Alliance that support the achievement and excellence in terms of learner outcomes.

  • Broker the supply of system leaders such as National Leaders in Education (NLEs), Local Leaders in Education (LLEs) and Specialist Leaders in Education (SLEs).

  • Ensure the supply of outstanding new teachers in to the profession through effective ITE.

  • Provide school to school support that gives additional capacity to ensure that all schools can be strong and successful schools, meeting the needs within their own context.

  • Work together on succession planning to ensure that schools within and beyond the partnership can continue to be effectively lead and managed.

  • Engage in research and development work that contributes to a more evidence based approach to school improvement.

Our alliance will fulfil, and where possible exceed, the expectations of Teaching Schools as set out in the Teaching Schools Handbook.

17th June 2016

Alliance Schools

  • Arunside Primary

  • Castlewood Primary

  • Shelley Primary

  • St. Marys CofE Primary

  • St. John's RC Primary

  • Southwater Junior Academy

  • Trafalgar Infants

  • Warnham Primary