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Church Langton CE Primary School


Chosen to help train the next generation of teachers

Church Langton CE Primary School and Great Bowden Academy have been selected, together, to become a national teaching school.


Church Langton and Great Bowden are among over 40 schools in England to be granted teaching school status in the latest recruitment round. Both schools are members of Learn Academies Trust. Their successful application creates the Learn Academies Trust Teaching School, establishing a teaching school alliance available to schools both in the trust and beyond.


Introduced in 2011, teaching schools are excellent schools that work with partner schools in an alliance to provide high quality school-led initial teacher training and professional development opportunities for teachers at all stages of their careers.


They raise standards through supporting other schools, especially those in challenging circumstances, and ensure that the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful headteachers.


Steve Roddy, headteacher at Church Langton said: We are very proud to have achieved teaching school designation. This is a further development of the initial teaching training work we have been involved in over the past five years and demonstrates the potential for schools within a multi-academy trust to support teaching and learning within the wider educational environment.  Angela Dewes, Executive Headteacher of Great Bowden Academy, said, We are delighted that the quality of teaching and commitment to professional learning at Great Bowden has been recognised and can continue to support colleagues in the Learn-AT Teaching School.


The Department for Education (DfE) has responsibility, in partnership with headteachers from the Teaching Schools Council, for the appointment of teaching schools and the quality of the teaching schools programme. There are now 800 teaching schools across England. The new cohort of teaching schools will be invited to attend a regional induction event.           


Steve Roddy, Headteacher Church Langton CE Primary School

Issue 403
June 2018

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