Olympic Academies Trust

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National Teaching School

Opportunities

Teaching School Director

We are searching for an exceptional and innovative leader to fulfil an exciting new role as the Director of our newly formed Teaching School. This is a unique post and we are looking for an individual who brings self-reliance, creativity, innovation, ambition and determination.

Apply here

Specialist Leaders of Education

Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) offer support to individuals and teams in similar roles in other schools. They are experienced leaders who have demonstrated outstanding practice and can draw on specialist knowledge and expertise whilst being flexible in meeting the needs of different schools.

SLE Application and Reference Form

SLE Toolkit

Application Guidance

What is a ‘teaching school’?

Existing schools rated either as good or outstanding schools by Ofsted can apply to the Education Skills and Funding Agency to be designated as a ‘Teaching School’ and must undergo an extensive vetting/assessment process to achieve this. If successful, the school receive a small annual grant paid directly to the school that enables them to build the leadership and administrative capacity to lead the work.

What does it do?

Essentially, it’s about helping schools and other organisations to work together more effectively for the benefit of teachers and students.

Opportunities that we anticipate being able to access are as follows:

  • Working together with even more schools to improve teaching and learning and the school experience for our young people.
  • More teaching training placements and high quality teacher recruitment.
  • Staff becoming Specialist Leaders in Education. Improving and developing our own teaching practices and working more closely with partners to support their work.
  • Wider and more diverse professional development for our staff.
  • Cutting-edge research and innovation projects.

Why the ‘North Avon Teaching School’?

Despite BSCS being named as the lead school, the bid is in fact a partnership between the Olympus Academy Trust and Castle School Education Trust. We wanted to give the school it's own unique name so that it sets itself apart from our other schools and the two Trusts involved.

Who leads the teaching School?

A Teaching School Director will be appointed in January 2018. In the meantime the Headteacher of Bradley Stoke Community School, Mr.S Moir, is leading the set-up of the new school.

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