What does our Teaching School Alliance offer?


“We have a proven track record of supporting and bringing new, talented teachers into the profession through high quality training, delivered by experienced practitioners in our outstanding schools. The tailored Professional Development programme we provide ensures that our trainees can successfully progress on their chosen career path.”

The RSAA Teaching School Alliance is led by outstanding schools, which are designated teaching schools in their own right. Our schools are located in different areas across the Midlands; we can offer training in Birmingham, Dudley, Coventry, Redditch (South Birmingham), Worcestershire and Warwickshire.

We have the privilege of working in collaboration with Abbeywood First School RSA Academy in Church Hill who are a national teaching school. Abbeywood, in collaboration with the RSA, take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession and can offer a range of Primary, First and Middle ITT options for 2020-21 in multiple locations.

You’re very welcome to find out more about who we’re working with.

We offer training and support in six big areas..


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. Find out more.


School to School Support

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. Find out more.


School-Led Initial Teacher Training

The RSA Academies’ Teaching School Alliance strongly believes in School-Led Initial Teacher Training to recruit high calibre trainees and transform student outcomes through challenging and stimulating teaching. Find out more.


Identifying and Developing Leadership Potential

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. Find out more.


Research and Development

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. Find out more.


Specialist Leaders of Education

Specialist leaders of education are outstanding middle and senior leaders. They have at least two years leadership experience in a particular specialism (e.g. maths, school business management, initial teacher training). Find out more.

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