A Wallsend school has been selected to help support others in the country.
Churchill Community College has been chosen to become a National Teaching School to help raise standards in education
Teaching Schools, all rated ‘outstanding’, take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools.
David Baldwin, executive headteacher at Churchill, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Churchill has been successful in achieving Teaching School status.
“Our ‘outstanding’ from Ofsted along with our recently published national data – which places us as the third highest school in the whole of the north east region for the progress our students make – puts us in an ideal position to develop teacher training in the area, to support other schools and provide high quality professional development for teachers and school leaders.
“We also lead The Great North Maths Hub – leading professional development and teaching in maths in the north east.
“I am very proud of Churchill; the students and staff and what we have achieved together.”
Mayor Norma Redfearn added: “I would like to congratulate Churchill Community College on becoming a National Teaching School.
“In the borough, we strive to provide the best possible education for everyone and I am delighted to see this being recognised.”
The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) has responsibility, in partnership with headteachers from the Teaching Schools Council, for the designation and quality of the teaching schools programme.
Charlie Taylor, the Chief Executive of NCTL, said: “Churchill Community College should be very proud of this achievement. The school has been recognised as a centre of excellence in its area, with an outstanding performance and a track record of raising standards through supporting other schools.”