Carmel College Teaching School- About Us

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What is a Teaching School?

Carmel College Teaching School Alliance, designated in April 2011, has grown alongside the College. Over the years, as it has grown and developed, a culture of enthusiasm and passion for learning has been instilled in new generations of inspirational teachers.

Teaching schools are part of the government’s drive to give schools more freedom and to take increasing responsibility for managing the school system. Like teaching hospitals, teaching schools are outstanding in their own performance and have a proven track record of working with others to set and achieve aspirational standards for all children and young people.

Teaching schools like Carmel College Teaching School are recognised and designated by the Department for Education (DfE) as being among the best schools in the country to train and develop teaching professionals for the future.

Who do we work with?

Carmel College Teaching School Alliance works with a variety of school and colleges to build capacity and manage the School Led System of School Improvements. In addition, we work with many large Multi Academy Trusts in the Tees Valley, to improve outcomes for pupils within the Secondary School. Schools in challenging circumstances are supported by our NLEs as part of the Tailored Support and ONE Vison Programmes. Early Career Teachers are provided with bespoke CPD as part of the DfE's External Mentoring Programme. Currently we are deliver the Early Career Framework on behalf of University College London (Institute of Education) Consortium to a number of schools across the North East of England.

What do we do?

As a Teaching School, we identify and coordinate expertise by using the best leaders and teachers to improve outcomes for pupils.

-Outstanding Teacher Training

-High quality CPD through bespoke programmes and National Professional Qualifications (NPQH, NPQSL, NPQML).

-Effective pedagogy and subject knowledge development provided by Archimedes Maths Hub, Durham and Tees Valley Science Learning Partnership, National Centre for Computing Excellence, TSST Maths and Physics Programmes and Curriculums Hubs as part of the Tees Valley Education Improvement  Board.

-School to School Support from NLEs, RSLs and SLEs.

-Research and Development.