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Teaching Schools

In 2016 we successfully applied to become a Teaching School. Teaching schools are outstanding schools that work with others to provide high-quality training and development to new and experienced school staff. They are part of the government’s plan to give schools a central role in raising standards by developing a self-improving and sustainable school-led system.

There are six core areas of responsibility for Teaching Schools. 

These are:

  • School-led initial teacher training
  • Continuing professional development
  • Supporting other schools
  • Identifying and developing leadership potential
  • Specialist leaders of education
  • Research and development

We are now one of nine lead Teaching Schools of OTSA – Oxfordshire Teaching Schools, and we focus on School-led Initial Teacher Training.  We work closely with the Cherwell OTSA School Centred Initial Teacher Training team, supporting their primary associate teachers.     

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