The Mulberry Bush School chosen to help train
and to support the next generation of teachers

The Mulberry Bush School has been selected by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to become a national teaching school – an important role in raising standards. Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools.

We were one of only 200 schools in England to be granted teaching school status in the latest designation round.

Introduced in 2011, teaching schools are all rated as “outstanding” and mark a shift towards school-centred training. They work with partner schools in an alliance, including at least one university, to ensure high quality school-led initial teacher training and professional development opportunities for teachers at all stages of their career. They raise standards through school-to-school support, engage in research and development, and eensure that the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful head teachers.

NCTL has responsibility, in partnership with head teachers from the Teaching Schools Council, for the designation and quality of the teaching schools programme.

Charlie Taylor, the Chief Executive of NCTL, said “The Mulberry Bush should be very proud of their teaching school status. It recognises the school’s outstanding performance and its track record of raising standards through supporting other schools. There are now more than 500 designated teaching schools around the country with more to follow. In an increasingly school-led system, they are leading the way in training new teachers and helping existing teachers develop their skills – ensuring we’ll have the best people teaching our children for generations to come.”

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