Southam College as a Teaching School
Southam College was delighted to be designated as a Teaching School in March 2016. We are extremely passionate about securing outstanding learning opportunities for all students in our alliance and beyond, through collaboration and inspiration.
What are Teaching Schools?
Teaching schools are outstanding schools that work closely with others to provide high quality training and development for all school staff, from trainee teachers through to experienced school leaders. They play a pivotal role in raising student achievement across schools by developing a sustainable school-led system that is self-improving and makes significant improvements in the quality of learning, teaching and leadership.
Teaching Schools work in three core areas: -
1. School-led initial teacher training
2. Continuing professional development
3. Supporting other schools
What is an Alliance?
Teaching Schools work within an alliance. An alliance is made up of schools and institutions lead by the Teaching School. All schools in the alliance benefit from collaboration and alliance schools lead on some aspects of training and development within their own areas of strength.
How are we different?
- Innovative and practical CPD through experience days, twilights and long-term programmes lead by outstanding practicing leaders and teachers with proven track records.
- Network meetings for a range of curriculum areas across primary and secondary phases as well as aspects of learning and teaching and leadership.
- Social media as another layer of networking and inspiration from September 2016.
- Bespoke school to school connection work to provide strength and rigor to any areas required.
- A range of strengths and opportunities through our close work as an alliance of primary, secondary and specialist schools alongside universities.