Teaching School

The Priory Learning Trust is a successful teacher-training school.

In 2016 it was awarded the prestigious National Teaching School status - a rare accolade after it fulfilled a wide range of criteria in training teachers and supporting other schools.

To become a teaching school, schools must be judged outstanding and have a proven track record of delivering exceptional teacher training and supporting other schools.

Teaching schools are part of the government’s drive to give schools more freedom.

Role of teaching schools

Teaching schools have an important role to play in a school-led system and school improvement. Teaching schools will be centres of excellence, taking a more focused role that prioritises:

  • Co-ordinating and delivering high quality school-based ITT
  • Providing evidence-based professional and leadership development for teachers and leaders across their network
  • Providing high quality school-to-school support to spread excellent practice, particularly to schools that need it most

To find out more about our work in these three areas, please click on the links below:

Contact Us

If you have any questions, or are interested in joining us, please contact us.

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Train to Teach

The PLT are committed to developing opportunities to provide school-led initial teacher training.

How to train with The PLT