Teaching schools play a key role in the vision for a self-improving schools system.
Most leaders of teaching schools come from a teaching background, so may have little prior experience of marketing, project management, finance, recruitment and many of the other functions that are central to running a successful teaching school.
This training programme is designed to provide practical training in these areas for those leading teaching schools, equipping them to be even more effective in their roles.
How the programme works
The programme includes five one day events over the course of the year. Three of the events are hosted in established teaching schools and are complemented by an event hosted by SSAT staff and one day attendance at SSAT’s National Conference. The blended model combines the best of SSATs Teaching Schools Network expertise with specialist inputs from SSAT.
Participants will also benefit from access to additional resources, inter-sessional activities and recommended reading to support learning.
- Sharpen the vision for your teaching school alliance(s)
- Learn practical strategies and skills to help you in your role
- Build strong collaborative networks with other teaching school leads across the country
Event Session Title and Content Location and Date One Establishing and delivering the vision for your teaching school
Canons Park TSA and Harrow Collegiate TSA
Developing your vision and mission as a teaching school
Creating structures and capacity to deliver the vision
Establishing yourself within the local, regional and national context of teaching schools
Developing a sustainable model – access to funding sources and generating income
Research and development – the forgotten strand
TBC Two SSAT National Conference
Leading: Making the impossible possible
TBC Three School-led initial teacher training and building strong strategic partnerships
Leading ITT (PGCE, Schools Direct, SCITT) – recruitment, selection and quality assurance
Brokering partnerships universities
Building strong strategic alliances with partners
Engaging teaching school alliance members to ensure the benefits are experienced by all
Working cooperatively with other alliances rather than in competition
TBC Four Building professional expertise to power-up the impact of your teaching school
Brand identity and communication strategies
Promoting and marketing your teaching school alliance offer
Effective project management and budget setting
Designing professional development programmes
Accessing SSAT support for teaching school alliances
TBC Five Leading school improvement and professional development for teachers and leaders
Recruiting and developing specialists, local and national leaders in education
Developing a tailored provision to meet the needs of alliance members and beyond
Talent management – identifying and developing the best teachers and leaders
Leading school to school support – building trust and demonstrating impact
In order to showcase the best variety of leadership practice and school contexts all of our programmes are run at venues across the country. For example, recent programmes have included venues based in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Southampton, Chester and Coventry. The programme is also subject to change dependent on the needs of delegates.
The 2016 cohort is now fully booked. The next cohort will be running in autumn 2017.
All those responsible to leading and supporting the work of teaching schools
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01823 446 974