Continued professional development.

Our CPD offer this year reflects the true spirit of collaboration across our partner schools, including a greater emphasis on sharing cross-phase expertise. Teachers have worked together to design some excellent innovative programmes, many of which are sustained over time so that teachers have the opportunity between sessions to refine ideas and embed different approaches. Research and evidence has proven that such programmes are much more likely to have a lasting impact on pupil outcomes.

Our Teaching School ethos; Learn, Teach, Grow, Share has very much guided and shaped our programme:


We are life-long learners, always striving to enhance our learning, understanding of how children learn and how we can overcome barriers to learning.


As life-long learners we are continuously developing and refining our practice and pedagogy, drawing on evidence based teaching and action research to enhance our own practice.


As a Teaching School part of our remit is to grow leaders and our programme reflects this. Our offer supports staff at all stages of their professional development, from ITT, NQT and NQT+1, through to Middle Leadership and Aspirant Heads.


We fundamentally believe in a school-led system of school improvement and want to share the outstanding practice that we have in our Alliance with all schools in the local area.

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John Taylor Teaching School Hub

Announcing John Taylor Teaching School Hub

We are pleased to announce that John Taylor has been designated as one of 11 Teaching School Hubs in the West Midlands to be operational from September 2021, serving schools in East Staffordshire, Tamworth, Lichfield, Cannock, North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth. As John Taylor Teaching School Hub we will continue to offer ITE and CPD provision and we will still offer our Appropriate Body Services. In addition, we will be delivering the Early Career Framework across our region and a full suite of NPQs, including the new specialist NPQs.

We will shortly be launching our new website and will advise as soon as this is up and running. Exciting times!