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26 June 2017

Impington Village College chosen to help train the next generation of teachers

Impington Village College has been selected to become a national teaching school.

Teaching schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. They identify and develop leadership potential, provide support for other schools to bring about school improvement, and work with schools across their teaching school alliance to raise standards of teaching.

Impington Village College is one of over 65 schools in England to be granted teaching school status in the latest recruitment round.

Introduced in 2011, teaching schools are excellent schools that work with partner schools in an alliance to provide high quality school-led initial teacher training and professional development opportunities for teachers at all stages of their career.

They raise standards through supporting other schools, especially those in challenging circumstances, and ensure that the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful headteachers.

Robert Campbell, Executive Principal and CEO of the Morris Education Trust said: “This is a tremendous achievement for all conntected with Impington. We have worked so hard in recent years, in particular, to strengthen work in the areas that teaching schools have responsibility for, namely: training teachers, professional development and supporting other schools. With the outstanding results in 2016, IVC has demonstrated its ability to secure the highest levels of achievement. Teaching school status will see IVC partner other schools to work collaboratively to enable Cambridgeshire become a county rivalling the best across England.”

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) has responsibility, in partnership with headteachers from the Teaching Schools Council, for the appointment of teaching schools and the quality of the teaching schools programme. There are now 750 teaching schools across England.

Roger Pope, Chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said:

“I’d like to congratulate Impington Village College – they should be very proud of this achievement.

“Teaching schools are at the heart of school improvement. They’re supporting other schools, attracting and training the best new teachers and developing the next generation of leaders. At NCTL, we want to do all we can to support their work.”

The new cohort of teaching schools will be invited to attend a national teaching school induction event.

Notes to editors

For further information contact: Robert Campbell, Executive Principal, Impington Village College on 01223-200400

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) is an executive agency of the Department for Education.

The Teaching Schools Council, made up of teaching school headteachers, represents all teaching schools.

For more information about the programme visit:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/system-leaders-who-they-are-and-what-they-do

https://nctl.blog.gov.uk/category/school-led-system/teaching-schools/

http://www.gov.uk/guidance/teaching-schools-a-guide-for-potential-applicants

http://www.tscouncil.org.uk