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New Academic Year 2014-2015

 

A huge welcome back to all for the start of this new academic year. We are looking forward to a year of great learning, fun and excitement here at Meopham. 

 

Meopham Community Academy  has been selected to become a National Teaching School.

Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools. 

Meopham was one of only 60 schools in England to be granted teaching school status in the latest round.

Introduced in 2011, Teaching Schools are all rated as “outstanding". They work with partner schools in an alliance to ensure high quality school-led initial teacher training and professional development opportunities for teachers at all stages of their career.

Meopham will jointly lead the Thames Teaching Alliance consisting of Holy Trinity Primary School, Gravesend Grammar School, Northfleet Girls School, Northfleet Technology College and Riverview Infant School. The Alliance is also in partnership with Kent County Council, the Gravesham Learning Partnership and the University of Brighton.   

The Teaching Alliance will raise standards through school-to-school Learning support, engage in research and development, and ensure that the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful headteachers.

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) has responsibility, in partnership with headteachers from the Teaching Schools Council, for the designation and quality of the teaching schools programme.

Charlie Taylor, the Chief Executive of NCTL, said: “Meopham Community Academy should be very proud of this achievement. The schools have been recognised as centres of excellence in their area, with an outstanding performance and a track record of raising standards through supporting other schools.

There are now 600 Teaching Schools around the country with more to follow. They are at the heart of an increasingly school-led system, leading the way in improving the quality of our teachers and helping the schools in their partnership to become even better. Like Teaching Hospitals, they have become centres of excellence across the country, conducting research and training teachers.”

For more information about the programme visit: www.gov.uk/nctl or www.tscouncil.org.uk
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