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Teaching Schools work collaboratively with other schools to improve the education system.  Elmridge Primary School became one of the first 100 schools to be appointed as a Teaching School, in 2011. This designation, granted to Outstanding schools, follows the Government White Paper (2010) which set out the principles of a self-improving school system to be led and facilitated through Teaching Schools.

As a Cohort 1 Teaching School Elmridge is delighted that it successfully under went its 4th Year Teaching School Review and has been successfully redesignated, July 2015.

Elmridge gained its Teaching School status as a 'multi-teaching school alliance' with St Chads CofE, in Oldham.  Both Elmridge and St Chads have teaching school status and work in a collaborative manner, sharing a vision "Give, Gain, Grow". 

There is a growing network of outstanding teaching school alliances, driving significant improvement in schools, across the country.

A Teaching School's role is to:-

  1. lead the development of a school-led ITT system, through School Direct and in some cases seeking full accreditation as an ITT provider
  2. lead peer-to-peer professional and leadership development
  3. identify and develop leadership potential
  4. provide support for other schools
  5. designate and broker Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)
  6. engage in research and development

Elmridge has a growing network of strategic and alliance partners that support a range of projects and initiatives designed to support its role as a Teaching School, this includes Trafford's Local Education Authority


Further information on Teaching Schools is available:

National College

Teaching School Council