Teaching Schools

Teaching schools are good or outstanding schools that play an important role in a school-led system, working with others to provide high-quality training and support for school improvement in their local area. Launched in 2011, there are now more than 800 teaching schools across the country and their role includes:

  • co-ordinating and delivering high-quality, school-based initial teacher training (ITT)
  • spreading excellent practice by supporting other schools, particularly those that need it the most
  • providing professional and leadership development for teachers and leaders across their network

To become a teaching school, a school must be judged at least good in their most recent Ofsted inspection and have a proven track record of delivering ITT and supporting other schools.

Please click on the schools logo below to learn more about the teaching schools within the Diocese.
The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial Teaching School
Sacred Heart High School
St Mary's University Twickenham
St Mary's Catholic Primary School and St Swithun Wells' Catholic Primary School
St Michael's Catholic High School
St Thomas More Catholic School