School to school support can be given in a variety of different ways for a number of reasons. This is one of the roles of a Teaching School. 

Such support could include but is not restricted to:

  • 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 diminishing the difference for identified vulnerable and underachieving groups
  • building leadership capacity
  • addressing areas for improvement identified by Ofsted (or by other agencies) to improve the quality of teaching and learning in specific subjects; year groups or teams.

We have specialists in a range of areas. Further details can be found here.

Recent changes in the way monies are released for school to school support sees us uniquely positioned to support schools. The original School to School Support Fund has been replaced by the Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF). 

Instead of bidding for small amounts of money to deliver a "quick fix" for schools, the SSIF is designed to ensure improvement projects are more collaborative, cohesive and above all strategic. The latter is imperative if projects are to be sustainable and scalable.

There are ongoing conversations between the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) and Sub Regional Improvement Boards (SRIB)  to identify emerging issues for school improvement. It is important to note that the SSIF is the only way in which the Government will release school improvement into schools.

Teaching School Contact Info

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

Teaching School Contact Info

Miss Natasha Waters
Position : Teaching School Administrator
Phone : 0151 235 1620
Email :