Programmes

The Big 6

Teaching schools are part of the Government's drive to give schools more freedom and take increasing responsibility for managing the schools system. As well as offering training and support for their alliance themselves, teaching schools will identify and coordinate expertise from their alliance, using the best leaders and teachers to:

  • play a greater role in training new entrants to the profession
  • lead peer-to-peer professional and leadership development
  • identify and develop leadership potential
  • provide support for other schools
  • designate and broker specialist leaders of education (SLEs)
  • research and development

 

Teaching School Key Performance Indicators

  KPI Intent
1. Pupil achievement and closing the gap

The improvement each year in attainment at key stages 2, 4 and 5 for pupils attending schools in alliances is greater than the national average.

The reduction in the achievement gap for pupils in receipt of free school meals and/or in care in teaching school alliances is greater than the national average.

2. Overall effectiveness of schools Schools in alliances show a greater than national average improvement in Ofsted judgements*, resulting in fewer poorly performing schools and more good and outstanding schools
3. Quality of teaching As a result of effective initial teacher training and continuing professional development, schools in alliances show an improvement in Ofsted judgements for teaching and learning that is greater than the national average.
4. Quality of leadership As a result of effective leadership development, schools in alliances show an improvement in Ofsted judgements for leadership and management that is greater than the national average.
5. Number of trainees trained by teaching school alliances The number of initial trainees trained in teaching school alliances increases year on year (in total and for each teaching school cohort).
6. Supply of leaders As a result of effective talent spotting and succession planning, schools in alliances show an improvement in headship vacancy rates that is greater than the national average.
7. Number of schools in teaching school alliances The number of schools in teaching school alliances increases year on year (in total and for each teaching school cohort).
8. The number of SLEs designated, trained and deployed

The number of SLEs designated and trained by teaching schools is in line with targets agreed with the Department for Education.

50 per cent of SLEs are deployed within 3 months of designation.

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