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North East Essex Teaching School Alliance was set up in April 2013 in response to the government’s plan to give schools a central role in raising standards by developing a self -improving and sustainable school-led system.  We are an umbrella organisation of local schools in North East Essex headed up by a Lead School – Colchester County High School for Girls.  Through collaborative partnership our focus is on Initial Teacher Training; Continued Professional Development; Specialist Leaders of Education; Research & Development; School to School Support; Leadership & Talent Management. Our aim is to harness the local expertise in order to:

  • Develop an effective and sustainable alliance that helps deliver improved outcomes for young people. 
  • Provide opportunities for staff to develop their leadership skills.
  • Provide outstanding training and development for staff to support the achievement of excellence in terms of learner outcomes.
  • Ensure the supply of outstanding new teachers; our goal is to provide the very best Initial Teacher Training.
  • Provide school to school support that gives additional capacity to ensure that all schools can be strong and successful. 
  • Work together on succession planning to ensure that schools can continue to be effectively led and managed.
  • Engage in research and development work that contributes to a more evidence based approach to school improvement.

We are always open to suggestions and are keen to learn from schools and other Teaching School Alliances who would like to work with us or share ideas and experiences. 

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