Designation Criteria

  • a clear track-record of successful collaboration with partner schools
  • Ofsted outstanding for overall effectiveness, teaching and learning and leadership


  • consistently high levels of pupil performance or continued improvement
  • an outstanding headteacher with at least three years headship experience, and outstanding senior and middle leaders with capacity to support others

Teaching Schools will work collaboratively in networks or clusters of schools to offer high quality provision:

  • to individuals through ITT, CPD and leadership development – creating a continuum of development from ITT to senior leadership
  • to schools facing challenging circumstances

They will also take on a coordination role on behalf of a network of schools:

  • identifying potential leaders and growing potential with and between schools
  • designating and brokering the new role of specialist leaders of education
  • using some of their funds to enable others to contribute

And Teaching Schools will have collective responsibility for the performance of the schools system, not just their own school.

Teaching School Contact Info

Mrs Jane Kennedy
Position : Teaching School Director
Phone : 0151 235 1620
Email : jane.kennedy@stjohnbosco.org.uk

Teaching School Contact Info

Mrs Mary Houghton
Position : Teaching School Manager
Phone : 0151 235 1620
Email : houghtonm@stjohnbosco.org.uk