Newick Teaching School
Please visit our Newick Teaching School Website to find out more about the Teaching School
So, what does Teaching School status mean? There are three main strands:
- Teacher training. The training of new teachers is becoming more school-centred so teaching schools work with universities to develop school-based teacher training programmes.
- Schools supporting each other to raise standards. Teaching schools help arrange for schools to support each other and to benefit from each other’s strengths and areas of expertise.
- Professional development. Teaching schools work to ensure teachers have the opportunity to extend their skills and develop their careers.
While Newick is the named Teaching School, we are not doing this on our own. We are working closely with Sussex University, the University of Brighton, Chailey Secondary School, Plumpton College, Chailey Heritage, South Malling CE Primary School, Laughton Primary School, St Thomas a Beckett Federation, Pioneer Federation, HPB Federation, the local authority and the Diocese of Chichester. This is an alliance that will grow over time to include other strategic partners.
How will all of this benefit the children? At the heart of the Teaching School concept is the idea of working collaboratively to improve the education and life chances of all children and young people. We believe this brings a number of advantages for our children. For example, we will be helping to shape the training for new teachers so children in our school will have additional adult support in the classroom. They will also gain from the input of outstanding teachers with specialist skills from other parts of the alliance.
If you would like more information about Teaching Schools, there is a useful guide here