School to school support usually means working with an underperforming school that might have been identified as a result of an Ofsted inspection, because the school is below the floor standards, or pupil attainment is on a downward trajectory.

The role of the Teaching School is offer to support in a number of ways, such as:

  • addressing weaknesses identified by Ofsted (or by other agencies) by providing additional leadership capacity to improve the quality of teaching and learning in specific subjects; year groups or with individual teachers
  • assisting a school in developing and implementing policies designed to bring about school improvement
  • bringing about improvements in the data analysis undertaken by schools
  • raising attainment and standards by closing the gap for identified vulnerable and underachieving groups
  • providing an acting headteacher in a challenging school

We have specialists in the 4 key areas of:

  • Achievement
  • Teaching and learning
  • Behaviour and safety
  • Leadership and Management

Through the National College for Teaching and Leadership, funding opportunities are released to facilitate school to school support. This usually occurs twice per academic year. Monies can only be bid for by Teaching Schools so all schools should communicate their needs on a regular basis in order for bids to be formulated and appropriate support given.

Teaching School Contact Info

Ms Jane Kennedy
Position : Teaching School Director
Phone : 0151 235 1620
Email :

Teaching School Contact Info

Mrs Mary Houghton
Position : Teaching School Manager
Phone : 0151 235 1620
Email :