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New Rush Hall is now a Teaching School

Posted: November 24, 2016

New Rush Hall School has been selected by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to become a national teaching school – an important role in raising standards.

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

Introduced in 2011, teaching schools are all rated as “outstanding” and mark a shift towards school-centred training. They work with partner schools in an alliance, including at least one university, 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.

Charlie Taylor, the Chief Executive of NCTL, said: “New Rush Hall should be very proud of their teaching school status. It recognises the school’s outstanding performance and its track record of raising standards through supporting other schools”.

“There are now more than 500 designated teaching schools around the country with more to follow. In an increasingly school-led system, they are leading the way in training new teachers and helping existing teachers develop their skills – ensuring we’ll have the best people teaching our children for generations to come.”

A number of Engage in Their Future schools are members of the alliance. For more details of the New Rush Hall Teaching School Alliance please contact johndabbro@nrhs.redbridge.sch.uk