Our TSA focuses on developing a school-led, self-improving system where:

  • trainee teachers learn from the best teachers, supported by a culture of coaching and mentoring
  • professional development is school-based and classroom focused – teachers, support staff and leaders improve through exposure to excellent practice within and beyond their immediate school, through observation, mentoring, coaching, practice, reflection and sharing with peers
  • talent development and distributed leadership are the norm – staff demonstrating potential are encouraged to lead and are given structured and stretching opportunities to grow and develop
  • leaders have local knowledge and can identify where key resources and expertise lie


To achieve this, we offer a range of training opportunities and school to school support. We identify and coordinate expertise in all our partner schools, using the best leaders and teachers to:

  • play a greater role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession a part of our well established and successful SCITT
  • lead peer-to-peer professional and leadership development through a range of CPD opportunities which include Teach Meets, subject and phase networks, improving teacher and outstanding teacher programmes, NQT programmes and our NPQH, NPQSL and NPQML courses
  • identify and develop leadership potential through our succession planning and talent management 'Leadership Pathways' programme
  • provide support for other schools through use of our national and local leaders of education
  • designate and broker specialist leaders of education (SLEs)
  • engage in research and development activity


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