Welcome to the RSA Academies' Teaching School Alliance working in collaboration with Abbeywood Teaching School
We would like to congratulate our cohort of trainees on the successful completion of their training, the progress made has been fantastic to see. It’s been a real privilege to watch the trainees’ professional practice develop – it is clear to see they have acted upon advice and feedback which has been demonstrated throughout their teaching. We are extremely proud of the accomplishments, professionalism and the level of engagement of our trainees, clearly demonstrated in their training and whole school issues. They have committed fully to all aspects of school life and teaching, this is evidenced in their progress and the relationships they have built with staff and students. Their involvement in remote teaching, the willingness to learn new skills and adapt their teaching to support the students they teach. Best wishes from all of us at RSAA Teaching Schools.
Recruitment 2021-22 is now open, find out further information – click here
*Our Initial Teacher Training programme has been described as a ‘beacon’ of outstanding practice by Birmingham City University. **100% of Secondary and Primary phases successfully achieved QTS**
Our mission is to recruit, develop and retain exceptional professionals by offering leading edge, initial teacher training across our diverse family of schools.
Whether you are thinking of applying to be a trainee teacher, are currently a teacher looking for a course for your own development or if you are at the start of your journey and wondering if teaching is right for you, we can help.
We are pleased to welcome our 2020 cohort of trainees
We are pleased to welcome our 2020 cohort of trainees, starting their School Direct placements across our family of schools. It’s been an exciting year so far, and trainees are now fully immersed into school and their studies.
UCAS is now open for a September 2021 start in both Primary and Secondary for our School Direct courses.
In the current Covid-19 situation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding our recruitment contingency plan as we will be recruiting across a variety of subjects and across both Primary and Secondary. Additionally, please keep checking our twitter feed for updates on further Open Day events.
If you have any queries or questions regards the courses, schools in our family, or to register your interest in applying with the RSAA Teaching Schools’ Alliance, please email Teresa Wilson, Director of Initial Teacher Training, at email@example.com
Dispelling myths about School-Led Initial Teacher Training
Our mission is to recruit, develop and retain exceptional professionals, by offering leading edge, Initial Teacher Training across our diverse family of schools. Our training programmes have been designed to build your confidence and subject knowledge, and give you the necessary skills to become an effective classroom practitioner. We provide one-to-one support and access to a comprehensive and tailored Continual Professional Development package, which will ensure you are fully supported during your training year and your professional development.
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Continuing professional learning and development
The RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance is committed to improving student outcomes and we believe that the best teachers make the most impact. Support for individual development and career choice is at the heart of our alliance. We facilitate intensive professional learning, ranging from trainee and newly qualified teacher induction programmes to subject enhancement and leadership development sessions.
The RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance is excited about the power of great leadership and the impact a leader can have on the lives of others. We provide high quality training and leadership experiences for students and staff. All teachers are leaders within their classroom and our talent management strategy ensures that teachers at all stages of their career have access to a range of leadership development programmes.
The RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance was built with research and development at its heart. We believe that effective research and enquiry begins with our students and a drive to improve their learning experience and educational outcomes. We believe that research and development is important for all schools because the power to transform education comes when schools collaborate and an active research and development culture can be found across all the schools in our Alliance.
The RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance is dedicated to ensuring that the School to School Support Programme provides schools with a significant and extensive level of expertise. Our track record demonstrates that the support we offer can transform a school around from an ‘Ofsted category’ to Outstanding.
The RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance strongly believes in school-led training in order to recruit high calibre trainees and transform student outcomes through challenging and stimulating teaching.
Specialist leaders of education are outstanding middle and senior leaders. They have at least 2 years’ leadership experience in a particular specialism (e.g. maths, school business management, initial teacher training).