Nice, thorough account of what a ‘Teaching School’ will be in the TES

February 7, 2011 at 4:37 pm 1 comment

by Alec Patton

The TES has help for those (such as myself) who don’t feel entirely clear on what the government’s new ‘Teaching Schools’ are all about. This is a very thorough article – here’s a sample:

Those who run teaching schools will have a demanding role running training for staff at up to 60 schools, working on wider school improvement and spotting and developing future heads. And the Government wants to establish 500 of them by 2015, but with the first opening this September.

According to ministers, who have been inspired by Finland’s teaching schools and England’s NHS teaching hospitals, designation should not be seen as “just a badge for schools to collect”.

All types of English schools – primary, secondary, special, independent and academy – will be eligible to apply. Secondary teaching schools will work with 15 to 20 other schools, and those in primaries will have 50 to 60 partners.

The £72 million funding will pay for extra teachers, needed when school staff are away from their class running training schemes, although schools will also be expected to generate their own income.

via Outstanding is only the start for elite ‘teaching schools’ – News – TES Connect.

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