Teaching School


Tarporley High School chosen to help train

 the next generation of teachers

Tarporley High School has been selected to become a National Teaching School.

Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools.

Tarporley High School was one of only 60 schools in England to be granted teaching school status in the latest round.

Introduced in 2011, Teaching Schools are all rated as “outstanding.” They work with partner schools in an alliance to ensure high quality school-led initial teacher training and professional development opportunities for teachers at all stages of their career.

They raise standards through school-to-school support, engage in research and development, and ensure that the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful headteachers.

Sarah Lee, Tarporley High School said: “Tarporley High School already has a proud tradition of training excellent teachers, developing outstanding school leaders and working closely in partnership with other schools to improve teaching and learning. I am delighted that we have achieved national recognition from Ofsted and the government for our outstanding performance. Our selection to become a National Teaching School is great news for all of us here at Tarporley and for our partner schools. Together, we have a very exciting opportunity to grow and shape the very best teaching and learning for the future.”

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) has responsibility, in partnership with headteachers from the Teaching Schools Council, for the designation and quality of the teaching schools programme.

Charlie Taylor, the Chief Executive of NCTL, said: “Tarporley High School should be very proud of this achievement. The school has been recognised as a centre of excellence in its area, with an outstanding performance and a track record of raising standards through supporting other schools.”

“There are now 600 Teaching Schools around the country with more to follow. They are at the heart of an increasingly school-led system, leading the way in improving the quality of our teachers and helping the schools in their partnership to become even better. Like Teaching Hospitals, they have become centres of excellence across the country, conducting research and training teachers.”