Kingsmead's now a National Teaching School
Kingsmead is one of only 150 schools in England to be granted teaching school status in the third wave of schools selected to offer school centered training and development.
Kingsmead is one of only 150 schools in England to be granted teaching school status in the third wave of schools selected to offer school centered training and development. The Teaching Schools programme gives outstanding schools the freedom and autonomy to lead a group of schools, working with other partners including at least one university, to deliver high quality support for teachers and leaders at all stages in their career. Louise Nichols, our executive Headteacher said : “We are delighted to have been designated a National Teaching School and are looking forward to continuing to work with the other Hackney Schools that form the Hackney Teaching Schools Alliance (HTSA). This is recognition of all the achievements that Kingsmead School has made in recent years.”
Maggie Farrar, Executive Director at the National College, said: “Teaching schools like Kingsmead Primary School should be proud of their achievement as they need to be at the top of their game to take on this role - outstanding in their own performance and have a track record of raising standards through school-to-school support. With some 350 teaching schools around the country we are now well on our way to creating a self-improving school-led education system. These are the schools that are blazing the trail by harnessing the finest teaching talent in the profession to drive school improvement in innovative ways, and bring real benefits to pupils and staff. Trainees can learn from the best teachers in action and those who want to move up the career ladder are exposed to excellent practice within and beyond their immediate school.”