Our Teaching School Alliance comprises of a cluster of local schools and the SCITT training provider, all co-ordinated by Springfield Junior School. These are schools that consistently strive for and achieve successful outcomes for their pupils. With a wealth of knowledge and experience across the primary phase and diversity between our schools, we aim to provide opportunities for colleagues to share expertise from the local area and beyond, to raise standards through collaboration and development of outstanding practice.
The goals of our alliance is to be proactive in mastering the changes that dominate the current education system through; relevant and inspiring CPD and sharing research informed approaches; research which aims to address topical educational challenges; and carefully tailored school to school support, that will enable all teachers, and aspiring leaders, to feel confident to move their pupils, and their schools forward successfully.
We also aim to develop the highest standard of teacher training; where NQTs are fully prepared for life within schools. Our NQT courses have developed over the past few years so that we now provide a range of sessions to give first year teachers a continuing professional development that aids success.
We also work colloboratively with our nearest TSA colleagues - West Ipswich Teaching School and Farlingaye and Kesgrave TSA. This includes shared provision of NQT and NPQ training. From January 2018, we are delighted to work together to form the Ipswich Research School aimed to support the use of evidence based practice across local schools.
We are passionate about all that we do and our ultimate aim is to ensure that all schools, staff and pupils are supported and encouraged to reach their full potential.