Schools in York and East Yorkshire join National Teaching School

York Press: Schools join new venture to raise teaching standards Schools join new venture to raise teaching standards

A GROUP of schools in York and East Yorkshire is to become part of a new National Teaching School, giving it an important role in raising teaching standards.

Archbishop Holgate’s CE Academy, Hempland Primary, Osbaldwick Primary, St Mary’s CE Primary, Warter CE Primary and Wilberfoss CE Primary Schools will form the Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance in partnership with the Diocese of York.

The schools, all of which are rated as “outstanding”, will now play a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools.

The schools have been selected by the National College for Teaching and Leadership for their new role because of their shared values and commitment to ensuring all children are known and cared for as an individuals.

The Director of Education for the Diocese of York, Dr Ann Lees, said it was proud to work with the schools in an initiative which would have a huge impact on many schools in the region.

Andrew Daly, headteacher at Archbishop Holgate’s, said he looked looked forward to working collaboratively with partner schools to do the very best for young people in its care and across the region.

Deputy head Jonathan Britton said: “Working collaboratively together and with other schools, the Church of England and educational institutions, we intend to establish an educational dialogue, to identify and implement change and to continually improve practice within all schools.”

Hempland head teacher Stuart Outram said he was delighted to be part of the new Teaching School Alliance. “The opportunity to contribute to teacher development and ongoing school improvement is incredibly exciting,” he said.

Warter acting head Alison Metcalfe said she was proud to be taking part in the exciting venture,’while St Mary’s head Ruth Ellis said: “We are looking forward to working collaboratively together to promote and support educational excellence.”

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12:02pm Tue 27 May 14

sensible_cynic. says...

As a teacher and a parent I am very worried about this announcement and the direction the schools may be heading. This would appear to be the first step on the road to forming an academy cluster, with the further break up our excellent local authority and more school buildings, playing fields and resources falling into private hands.
As a teacher and a parent I am very worried about this announcement and the direction the schools may be heading. This would appear to be the first step on the road to forming an academy cluster, with the further break up our excellent local authority and more school buildings, playing fields and resources falling into private hands. sensible_cynic.
  • Score: 8

5:43pm Tue 27 May 14

andyjon12 says...

To make matters worse, the opposition education minister has recently confirmed that he "sees a future for free schools". Therefore, these kind of alliances, the giving away of assets and the breakup of successful local education departments will no doubt increase, whoever is in government. It is sad and bewildering that our politicians support free schools; this policy should be reversed at the earliest opportunity.
To make matters worse, the opposition education minister has recently confirmed that he "sees a future for free schools". Therefore, these kind of alliances, the giving away of assets and the breakup of successful local education departments will no doubt increase, whoever is in government. It is sad and bewildering that our politicians support free schools; this policy should be reversed at the earliest opportunity. andyjon12
  • Score: 4

6:50pm Tue 27 May 14

nearlyman says...

but I thought we were told all was perfect and there could not possibly be room for improvement.........
.Good on them I say.......there is always room for improvement.
but I thought we were told all was perfect and there could not possibly be room for improvement......... .Good on them I say.......there is always room for improvement. nearlyman
  • Score: 0

6:51pm Tue 27 May 14

Happytoliveinyork says...

sensible_cynic. wrote:
As a teacher and a parent I am very worried about this announcement and the direction the schools may be heading. This would appear to be the first step on the road to forming an academy cluster, with the further break up our excellent local authority and more school buildings, playing fields and resources falling into private hands.
'Our excellent local authority' this is presumably some kind of joke?

Hope you as a teacher never need to turn on COYC for help.
[quote][p][bold]sensible_cynic.[/bold] wrote: As a teacher and a parent I am very worried about this announcement and the direction the schools may be heading. This would appear to be the first step on the road to forming an academy cluster, with the further break up our excellent local authority and more school buildings, playing fields and resources falling into private hands.[/p][/quote]'Our excellent local authority' this is presumably some kind of joke? Hope you as a teacher never need to turn on COYC for help. Happytoliveinyork
  • Score: -21

7:01pm Tue 27 May 14

JHardacre says...

Happytoliveinyork wrote:
sensible_cynic. wrote:
As a teacher and a parent I am very worried about this announcement and the direction the schools may be heading. This would appear to be the first step on the road to forming an academy cluster, with the further break up our excellent local authority and more school buildings, playing fields and resources falling into private hands.
'Our excellent local authority' this is presumably some kind of joke?

Hope you as a teacher never need to turn on COYC for help.
"our excellent local authority"...

Obviously not talking about York then. Phew!
[quote][p][bold]Happytoliveinyork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sensible_cynic.[/bold] wrote: As a teacher and a parent I am very worried about this announcement and the direction the schools may be heading. This would appear to be the first step on the road to forming an academy cluster, with the further break up our excellent local authority and more school buildings, playing fields and resources falling into private hands.[/p][/quote]'Our excellent local authority' this is presumably some kind of joke? Hope you as a teacher never need to turn on COYC for help.[/p][/quote]"our excellent local authority"... Obviously not talking about York then. Phew! JHardacre
  • Score: -25

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