The Peninsula Teaching School Partnership was designated in September 2011 as one of the first 100 Teaching Schools across England, the first in Cornwall and at that time one of only four in South West England. Following changes in headship at both Pool Academy and Penrice Academy the Teaching School was re-designated by NCTL in July 2017.

From the beginning, the aim of the Teaching School has been to be inclusive, to develop new leaders, provide high levels of school to school support and develop a highly effective CPLD model year on year.

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The Peninsula Teaching School is pleased to offer a programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The CPD offer for 2018-19 includes opportunities for; NQTs, RQTs, Middle Leaders and Senior Leaders.

The CPD opportunities available bring the national agenda of education to the heart of Cornwall, welcoming renowned speakers from ASCL and Research Schools.

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Information about the Peninsula Teaching School Partnership’s involvement in Research and Development and Professional Development will be following shortly. In the meantime please have a look at Leading Schools South West who both Penrice and Pool Academies are a part of. Leading Schools South West (LSSW) have been appointed by The National College to deliver their new leadership curriculum programmes.

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The Peninsula SCITT programme closed in July 2018, however as a Teaching School we remain committed to encouraging potential future teachers into the profession by offering school experience as well as working collaboratively with local providers of ITT.

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