The Pennine Teaching School Alliance is an alliance of over forty schools including secondary schools, primary schools and special schools. We offer training and support for staff working in alliance schools throughout their career, from initial training through their first and second years of teaching and on to leadership roles.
The Alliance is led by three teaching schools, Moor End Academy, Castle Hill Special School and Roberttown CE (c) J&I School . As teaching schools, Moor End, Castle Hill and Roberttown have a responsibility to engage in the Big Six key areas of education:
- Training new entrants to the profession
- Leading professional development
- Developing leadership potential
- Providing support to other schools
- Designating and deploying Specialist Leaders of Education.
- Engaging in research and development
Through active participation in the six areas, alliance schools aim to provide a high quality education for our pupils and to remain at the forefront of educational research.
The West Yorkshire Teaching Alliance, along with the Pennine Teaching Alliance, has been successful in a bid to support training and development during the setting up and implementation phase of the Kirklees Virtual School.
Working in close collaboration, the two teaching school alliances will help Janet Tolley (Headteacher) to implement their plans, providing extensive training and development opportunities for a wide range of staff, service providers and carers, as well as developing capacity within schools.
The role of the Virtual School is to track, monitor and ensure support for the progress of every looked after child (LAC), belonging to their local authority, as if they attended a single school, as well as to give support to professionals working with LAC placed in Kirklees by other local authorities.
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