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Changing Lives in Collaboration

Developing world class teachers and leaders

Teaching schools give outstanding schools a leading role in the training and professional development of teachers, support staff and headteachers, as well as contributing to the raising of standards through school-to-school support.

"Teaching schools give outstanding schools a leading role in the training and professional development of teachers, support staff and headteachers, as well as contributing to the raising of standards through school-to-school support." Department for Education

Manchester Teaching School Alliance is a group of Manchester schools led by Chorlton Park Primary School and Brookburn Primary Teaching Schools. The alliance was formed to deliver high quality training and professional development for teachers and leaders at all stages of their career.  

 

Our partners are Chorlton Park, Manley Park, Brookburn, Barlow Hall, Beaver Road, Chorlton CE, St John's, St Mary's RC (Levenshulme) and hHorlton High School.

We have a history of working collaboratively within a cluster of schools as well as through many partnership projects, therefore forming the Manchester Teaching School Alliance was a natural next step for the group.

The alliance builds on the unique strengths of each of its founding partners. Chorlton High School has a wealth of experience in initial teacher training provision, having previously been a training school. The partner primary schools can offer support to deliver high quality teaching, learning and leadership development and particular expertise via our successful Every Child a Reader model. We offer a continuously evolving professional development programme specifically to deliver ‘exceptional' quality in teaching.  We are particularly proud of our professional network learning opportunties which form part of our membership offer to schools.

Running through our wide-ranging programme of activities is a shared strategic vision which reflects our values and purpose. Each partner establishment has made a commitment to this vision, which we call Changing Lives.  

Manchester Teaching School Alliance is committed to:

  • Developing good citizens
  • Igniting learning
  • Promoting excellent teaching
  • Growing leaders
  • Focusing on performance
  • Providing public value

We will help all our pupils to:

  • Achieve academic success and maximise their academic potential
  • Participate in experiences for success in life
  • Develop knowledge, understanding and skills for success in life

Teaching school alliances must have the experience, leadership and capacity to support schools in key areas:

1. Initial Teacher Training
lead role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession

2. Continuing Professional Development
peer-to-peer professional and leadership development

3. Leadership & Talent Management
identify and develop leadership potential

4. School to School Support
provide support for other schools

5. Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)
designate and broker specialist leaders of education for commissioning in local schools

6. Research and Development
engage and lead in educational research  

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