Teaching School Status
Trenance Learning Academy is a national teaching school. Teaching schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. They identify and develop leadership potential, provide support for other schools, and work with schools across their alliance to raise standards of teaching. Trenance Learning Academy is one of over 30 schools in England to be granted teaching school status in the latest round. Introduced in 2011, teaching schools are all excellent schools. They work with partner schools in an alliance to ensure high quality school-led initial teacher training and professional development opportunities for teachers at all stages of their career.
They raise standards through supporting other schools, engage in research and development, and ensure that the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful headteachers. The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) has responsibility, in partnership with headteachers from the Teaching Schools Council, for the designation and quality of the teaching schools programme. There are now over 700 teaching schools across England.
Roger Pope, Chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said:
“I’d like to congratulate Trenance Learning Academy - they should be very proud of this achievement. “Teaching schools are at the heart of school improvement. They’re supporting other schools, attracting and training the best new teachers and developing the next generation of leaders. At NCTL, we want to do all we can to support their work.“