Teaching School


The SWAN Teaching School Alliance led by Sponne School has just been designated as part of cohort 4 in April 2014. The Alliance already provides high quality staff development and ITT and will be developing this further in the coming months adding to some of the accredited programmes already on offer. Our alliance partners include the local SWAN primary and secondary schools as well as The University of Leicester.

The alliance aims to be actively involved in leading training, supporting school improvement or developing the quality of teaching and learning at whole school or department level, both nationally and locally.

As a Teaching School Alliance we share responsibilities to develop capacity and we structure our offer around the National College's 'Big Six':
> Initial Teacher Training
> Continuing Professional Development & Leadership Development
> School Support
> Specialist Leaders in Education (SLEs)
> Succession Planning & Talent Management
> Research & Development