Monk Fryston CE Primary School has been selected to become a National Teaching School.
Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. They identify and develop leadership potential; they provide support for other schools, and work with schools across their alliance to raise standards of teaching.
Monk Fryston CE Primary School is one of 54 schools in England to be granted teaching school status in the latest round.
Introduced in 2011, Teaching Schools are all rated as “outstanding”. They work with partner schools in an alliance to ensure high quality school-led initial teacher training and professional development opportunities for teachers at all stages of their career.
They raise standards through supporting other schools, engage in research and development, and ensure that the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful headteachers.
The Headteacher at Monk Fryston School, Mr Rick Weights, was also designated as a National Leader of Education. He said: “I am delighted that our school has received this prestigious accreditation. We work closely with our partners in the STAR Alliance of schools to get the very best outcomes for children, and our new role offers exciting possibilities to remain at the cutting edge of school improvement and teacher development.”
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.
The latest designation round takes the number of Teaching Schools to over 700. Roger Pope, Chair of the the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said:
“I’d like to congratulate Monk Fryston School – they should be very proud of this achievement. Teaching schools have shown themselves to be at the heart of school improvement. They’re supporting other schools, attracting and training the best new teachers and developing the next generation of leaders. At NCTL, we want to do all we can to support their work. “