The National College has awarded Guildford High School which leads our United Learning Alliance the status of a National Teaching School.
The United Learning Alliance will play a pivotal role in delivering CPD, peer to peer support and training across the Group. It is also central to delivering United Teaching, our school led ITT programme, and will build our capacity to help schools and groups of schools that approach us for assistance.
Congratulating everyone involved in receiving the accreditation, Jon Coles Group Chief Executive said:
‘This is fantastic news for Fiona Boulton and her team at Guildford
High School and colleagues at Paddington Academy, Lambeth Academy,
William Hulme’s Grammar School, Ashford School, Caterham School and
Surbiton High School, who contributed to the bid as strategic partners.
‘This is a very significant advance for us as a Group. As well as
being our first National Teaching School, Guildford is also one of the
very first Independent Schools to achieve this status. This demonstrates
our strength as a Group, as well as the benefits that being a Group can
bring to all of our schools.
‘Shoreham Academy’s proposal to be a teaching school has been
approved subject to this summer’s GCSE results coming through as
expected. While formal final confirmation will therefore not be received
before September, the Alliance’s work has been endorsed and will
continue to develop as planned, and Shoreham will be inducted as a
Teaching School this Spring as hoped
‘We will also soon be joined by Corngreaves Primary School, which was
one of the first schools in the country to be designated as a National
Teaching School. Their expertise and experience of building an Alliance
will be incredibly valuable.
‘Our ability as a Group to recruit, train and develop the very best
staff is becoming something of national significance that every school
in the Group – and many outside – can directly benefit from.’
This has received coverage from the BBC. For the BBC article, click here