Noctua Teaching School Alliance

Following the recent announcement by the Secretary of State for Education, Noctua Teaching School has taken the decision to cancel or postpone all face-to-face events and training until Friday 26th June 2020 to ensure maximum staffing levels in schools during these unprecedented times. We are reviewing the national picture regularly, and will communicate with our alliance partners and participants as to any further information which is relevant as soon as we are able to. We will continue to upload updates, resources and information to our website.

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About Us

Teaching schools are schools that work with others to provide high quality training and development to new and experienced school staff. They are part of the government’s plan to give schools a central role in raising standards by developing a self-improving and sustainable school-led system.

However, schools that apply to become teaching schools must meet certain criteria, including an ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted. Teaching school status is open to all schools in England, regardless of type or phase.

If your school doesn't meet the criteria, or if you simply don’t want to apply, you could consider working with us as a partner. This would involve helping Noctua Teaching School Alliance to perform aspects of its role. Other partners may include ITT providers, the local authority and dioceses.

Noctua was established in 2013 and gained designation as a teaching school in 2014.

It's made up strategic and operational partners. The strategic partners are Noctua's 'governing body', involved in communications with stakeholders such as local authorities and the National College of Teaching and Leadership. They include Tranmere Park Primary, Manor Wood Primary, Moortown Primary, Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary Academy, Shakespeare Primary, Park Spring Primary and Beeston Primary. Our operational partners are schools which play a key part in various aspects of our work, including school to school support. 

Other partners offer their own areas of expertise and support; these include Educate Teacher Training.