About Us

The Severn Teaching School Alliance is based in Telford, Shropshire. Our Alliance includes over 50 schools, the University of Chester and a team of school improvement specialists. Together with these strategic partners we can offer you the highest quality of Primary Initial Teacher Training through the School Direct route. For existing teachers the Alliance will provide school to school support and professional development.

The Bridge School and Newport Infant School are designated as teaching schools and this enabled the Severn Teaching School Alliance to be formed.  The Teaching School application was made at the request of local Primary Head teachers.  There remains an absolute commitment that the Alliance is run on behalf of local schools and we are determined to meet their needs and aspirations.

We have the support of 49 Primary Schools, 4 Special Schools and a number of Secondary Schools in the local authority, who all work alongside us as strategic partners. The Severn Teaching School Alliance draws on a large pool of talent and expertise to deliver support for schools, staff development and initial teacher training.

Our Alliance operates in a learning community where the quality of provision in schools is high. Due to the exceptional work of the local school leaders, school staff and school improvement team there are currently no schools within our Alliance that are subject to an inadequate Ofsted category.

The commitment of the Government to Teaching Schools continues its forward momentum.  The total number of teaching schools is set to continue to rise. Teaching School Alliances play an increasingly significant role in staff development and school improvement.

The Alliance will contribute to school improvement and raising standards by offering:

•             Initial Teacher Training

•             Research and Development

•             Succession Planning

•             Continuous Professional Development

•             The Deployment of Specialist Leaders in Education (SLE’s)

•             School to School Support