16 October 2019
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National Support School / Teaching School

Claremont Primary School has been designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership as a National Support School and Teaching School.
Teaching schools have an important role to play in a school-led system and in school improvement. Teaching schools will be centres of excellence, taking on a more focused role that prioritises:

  • Co-ordinating and delivering high quality school-based initial teacher training (ITT). Currently our trainee provider is Kent Teach and Sussex (https://www.teachkentandsussex.org.uk/). In 2019-2020 we have 42 trainees of which 13 are primary trainees. Claremont Primary School provide 2 of the senior mentors for the programme and many of our teachers support training sessions as well as mentoring.
  • Providing high quality school-to-school support to spread excellent practice, particularly to schools that need it most. Currently we are supporting 30 local schools with KS 2 maths through funding from the DfE.
  • Providing evidence-based professional and leadership development for teachers and leaders across their network. There are a wide variety of courses available through Altius Teaching School Network of which we are the lead primary teaching school. More information can be found at https://www.altiusteachingschool.co.uk/

In addition, teaching schools can play a role as brokerage hubs for other system leaders, co-ordinating the supply and activity of national leaders of education (NLEs), national leaders of governance (NLGs) and specialist leaders of education (SLEs). They help prevent underperformance by supporting vulnerable schools, and where needed, help tackle underperformance in coasting schools and lead improvement in good schools. More information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/system-leaders-who-the...

As a National Teaching school, Claremont Primary school is happy to offer
programmes and interventions of school to school support through the deployment of our National Leader of Education (NLE) and our Senior Leaders of Education (SLE).

Please click for our National Support Offer.

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