Teaching Schools Alliance
Richmond Teaching Schools Alliance
In July 2011 Waldegrave was appointed as one of the very first 100 Teaching Schools in the country. This is a great accolade; we are one of under 50 secondary schools across the country to receive this status. It is a reflection of the commitment to teacher development, to peer support and to continuing professional development shown by all the staff at Waldegrave School.
Teaching Schools are outstanding schools, which will take a leading responsibility for providing and quality assuring initial teacher training and professional development for teachers and leaders in their area. The emphasis for the Teaching School is on working in a collaborative way and we have set up an alliance of secondary, primary, special schools and higher education institutions.
As well as offering training and support to our alliance, as a Teaching School we will identify and coordinate expertise in partner schools, using the best leaders and teachers to:
- work with other strategic partners, including universities, to train new entrants to the profession
- lead peer-to-peer learning
- spot and nurture leadership potential
- provide support for other schools when needed.