Welcome to The Loxford School Trust Teaching School Alliance

What we do

As a Teaching School we work with other schools to share expertise for the benefit of all students and staff, within the Trust, regionally and nationally.

What we offer

The Teaching School provides guidance and support in six key areas:

  1. Initial teacher education
  2. Continuing Professional Development & Leadership Development
  3. Succession planning and talent management
  4. School-to-school support
  5. Specialist Leaders of Education
  6. Research and development

Initial Teacher Training

Our Initial Teacher Training programmes are designed to provide maximum support to new entrants to the profession and have given hundreds of new teachers the confidence to survive and thrive in this most rewarding of careers. We share our expertise with other schools in order to strengthen the quality of Initial Teacher Training both regionally and nationally.

Continuing Professional Development

All teachers in the Loxford Trust Schools benefit from ongoing professional development opportunities tailored to their specific needs. We also offer Leadership Development Programmes to individuals and teams outside the Trust at all stages of their journey towards Outstanding and beyond.

Succession Planning and Talent Management

At Loxford we “grow our own” leaders and all schools across the Trust offer exceptional career development opportunities for dedicated and ambitious professionals.

To those outside the Trust we offer the opportunity to apply for and be accredited as a Specialist Leader of Education for the Loxford Trust. (Your school must be willing to release you to engage in developing practice at other schools)

School-to-school support

We offer bespoke support packages to meet needs identified by school leaders and have the leadership capacity and breadth of experience within the Trust to offer intensive, hands-on coaching in a range of areas from raising attainment to building effective teams, from developing student leadership to improving attendance and behaviour.

Specialist Leaders of Education

Our talented team of Specialist Leaders of Education have all been accredited by the DFE because of their expertise in key areas of school effectiveness.

SLEs are available to offer support to schools in a range of subject areas and on a range of leadership strands.

Applications for appointment to the role of Specialist Leader in Education are open to teachers both within and beyond the Trust.