Lambeth school selected to become national teaching school
10:50am Saturday 29th September 2012 in News
A Lambeth school has been chosen to become a national teaching school.
Stockwell Primary School, part of the Stockwell, Jessop and Glenbrook Federation is one of about 100 schools in the country to be granted teaching school status.
The designation by the National College for School Leadership entitles the school, working with its partners, to lead the training and professional development for staff.
The ‘Lambeth Teaching Schools’ Alliance’ is led by Stockwell Primary School. The Alliance includes amongst its strategic partners the University of London, Institute of Education; the Lambeth City Learning Centre; the Lambeth Early Years Teaching Centre and Lambeth Council.
More than 30 local schools form the Alliance, and between them offer 'on-the-job' teacher training for students.
They also offer 'future leaders' training to encourage the school leaders of the future.
Janet Mullholland, Executive Headteacher of Stockwell Primary School said: "This initiative gives us an exciting chance to continue to improve and we look forward to working with teachers and school leaders from across the borough and beyond."
Councillor Rachel Heywood, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, on Lambeth Council, said: "This is tremendous recognition for Stockwell Primary School and the Lambeth Teaching Schools Alliance and the work they have been doing to build on the outstanding achievements of our schools.
"It is also great news for parents and pupils in Lambeth schools, as it recognises the borough has some of the highest standards of teaching and teaching support anywhere."