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Teaching School Alliances

Page last updated: 16/04/2019

​Essex is very fortunate to have fifteen Teaching School Alliances (TSAs), in locations across the county and covering all phases. The Local Authority and Teaching School Alliances work strategically and collaboratively together across Essex in order to support school leaders and schools. Each TSA offers a variety of expertise such as: school to school support, some are nationally accredited to run leadership and bespoke CPD Programmes, many are involved in Initial Teacher Training (ITT), others have research and development as a major area of work. Essex LA and TSAs work collaboratively together across Essex and also in four localities to provide school to school support and ammpore tailor-made approach to the requirements of each area. The LA and TSAs work together to:

 

  • ​Share strategic plans and plan collaboratively to meet the needs of a locality and Essex
  • Deliver school and local projects. See Strategic School Improvement Fund
  • Co-ordinate and deliver high-quality, school-based Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
  • Spread excellent practice by supporting other schools, particularly those that need it the most
  • Provide professional and leadership development for teachers and leaders across their network
  • Align to local networks and partnerships of schools as they develop
  • Develop a locality succession plan and leadership development plan. See Women in Leadership
  • Develop best practice and outcomes from research and development activities to support school improvement - see Centres of Excellence​
For further information, please contact Lyn Wright on lyn.wright@essex.gov.uk​

 

Useful Links:

Contact details for Essex TSAs

The Academies Enterprise Trust National Teaching School Alliance

Lead School: Columbus School and College


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Benfleet Teaching School Alliance

Lead School(s):

  • ​King John School
  • Kingston School
  • Appleton School

Contact Name / Details:

Website: Benfleet Teaching School Alliance​

Billericay Teaching School Alliance

Lead School: St Peter's Catholic Primary School, Billericay and Billericay School


Contact: 

Katherine Parker (Headteacher at St Peter's) - headteacher@st-peters-pri.essex.sch.uk

A Mohammed, Headteacher at Billericay School - amohammed@billericays​chool.com 

Tony Ward, Director of Teaching School (Chair SET) - tward@billericayschool.co​m​

Chelmsford Teaching School Alliance

Lead School: Newlands Spring Primary School


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Lee Chapel Academy Trust – SETSA Cluster

Lead School: Lee Chapel Primary School


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The New Essex Teaching School Network

​​Lead School: Powers Hall Academy


Contact Name / Details:
Website: The New Essex Teaching School Network

North East Essex Teaching School Alliance

Lead School: Colchester County High School for Girls


Contact Name / Details:

Gillian Marshall, Headteacher - gmarshall@colchestergirls.essex.sch.uk
Paul Presland, Director of Teaching School - ppresland@neetsa.org.uk​

If schools need any help or support surrounding Governance, please contact NEETSA@cchsg.com​


Website: North East Essex Teaching School Alliance

Priory Street TSA

Lead School: St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary School

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Website: Priory Street Teaching School Alliance

Professional Learning Network

​Lead School: Lyons Hall Primary School


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Website: Professional Learning Network

South Essex Teaching Institute

Lead School: Rayleigh Primary School

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The Saffron Alliance

Lead School: Saffron Walden County High School


Contact Name / Details:

Website: Saffron Alliance

West Essex Teaching School Alliance – WETSA

​​Lead Schools: St John's CofE Primary, Buckhurst Hill and Burnt Mill Academy


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Website: West Essex Teaching School Alliance

The Wickford Teaching School Alliance

​Lead Schools: The Wickford CofE School and Hilltop Infant School


Contact Name / Details:


Website: Wickford Teaching School Alliance


 

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