Teaching Schools Status

We are very proud to state that St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and the Catholic Schools Partnership has been chosen to help train the next generation of teachers.

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is the lead school in the Catholic Schools Partnership (CSP) Teaching School Alliance and has been selected by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to become a national teaching school – an important role in raising standards.

Teaching Schools and Teaching School Alliances will take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools.

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and the CSP Alliance was one of only 200 schools in England to be granted teaching school status in the latest designation round. 

Introduced in 2011, teaching schools are all rated as “outstanding" and mark a shift towards school-centred training. They work with partner schools in an alliance, including at least one university, to ensure high quality school-led initial teacher training and professional development opportunities for teachers at all stages of their career.

They raise standards through school-to-school support, engage in research and development, and ensure that the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful headteachers.