Teaching School

Over the last two years we have been increasingly involved in working with other schools in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire providing school to school support and training through sharing our expertise in areas such as Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Curriculum Design, Assessment and Moderation.

We are part of the North Dorset Teaching School Alliance (NDTSA), based at The Gryphon School and Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust. Teaching School alliances lead teaching training, the professional development of staff and leaders along with school improvement support in an area.

The North Dorset TSA has been successful in securing a grant in order to further support our school to gain designation as a Teaching School in 2019. This will increase capacity and expertise across North Dorset for both primary and secondary education.

Over the coming months and moving into the new academic year we will:

  • continue to support and train colleagues from other schools,
  • develop our own staff areas of expertise in Leadership and Management
  • have further opportunities for professional development
  • be part of an initial Teaching Training Programme, working with Bath Spa University to train teachers within our own school and across North Dorset
    seek to sustain our high performance in all areas

Mrs Sarah Bullmore is an LLE – Local Leader in Education and we also have three SLE’s in school – Specialist Leaders in Education.

This is a very exciting time for our school and this journey to Teaching School designation will bring additional resource to our school community.


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