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The Peninsula Teaching School Partnership (PTSP)

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.  In recent years, we have been actively involved in ITT recruitment, through our Peninsula SCITT programme and have successfully trained over 180 teachers.  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.

There are currently 12 schools within the alliance and we aim to improve the quality of teaching across our schools to foster high aspirations for young people and to further support each other.

The purpose of the Peninsula Teaching School Partnership is;

  1. To encourage new entrants to the profession through provision of school experience and providing placements for ITT providers within the local vicinity
  2. To support Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) through work as an Appropriate Body
  3. To improve Teaching, Learning and Outcomes across the alliance and wider Cornish Schools through Continued Professional and Leadership Development (CPLD)
  4. To develop highly effective leaders for Cornish Schools and in turn improve pupil outcomes
  5. To encourage succession planning and talent spotting for the next generation of school leaders
  6. To identify and train future system leaders and deploy such leaders in alliance schools to drive the school led system

The work undertaken by the Teaching School and its schools within the alliance focuses on both the academic achievement and personal development of the pupils attending each school. The Teaching School recognise the fact that school improvement expertise lie within the schools across the alliance and this is an area that will be developed this year, to ensure school to school support can be deployed effectively.