Greet teaching school alliance

The Greet Teaching School Alliance was Birmingham's first primary teaching school, designated in September 2011 as part of the first national cohort.  Our designation has a clear focus on the support and development of schools in inner city Birmingham; our strong moral purpose drives this.  We are currently an alliance of 45 schools and 3 university partners.  Although Greet was assessed as the named school we are in fact, a strategic alliance of equals: Alliance Headteacher colleagues and their schools work hard to make the partnership effective. The fundamental purpose of our Alliance is to work together for the benefit of all, because our schools are addressing similar needs and challenges: for example, very high levels of EAL, SEND, poverty and low baseline achievement in diverse communities which need our support.  We are dedicated to reducing inequalities and giving children every opportunity to succeed at school and beyond.

We work collaboratively with all Birmingham teaching schools, are an active member of the Association of Central Teaching Schools (ACTS) and work closely with Birmingham Education Partnership (BEP) to support continuing improved outcomes for all Birmingham children.

We are all committed to the best possible achievement for our children and staff and we set expectations high so that community aspirations can be raised.  Our Teaching School Alliance helps us promote professional development and leadership over the long term so that we build sustainable career opportunities for teachers and other staff, from initial teacher training to the highest levels of leadership.   This helps us to learn together - and learn from each other.

This website will keep you up-to-date with the wide range of activities and support we offer.  Sign up for our termly newsletter for the latest developments in our Alliance.

School to School

As a Teaching School Alliance we are firmly committed to supporting other schools as part of a self-improving, school-led system.  School to School support (S2S), which may be commissioned by individual schools, Academy Trusts, the Birmingham Education Partnership (BEP) or a Local Authority, is a significant and fundamental part of our work as a teaching school, and we are pleased to have a great many System Leaders (those with a formal designation and those without) working with us to support other schools.


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CPD Programmes

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is fundamental to the growth of teachers, TAs and leaders at all stages of their career, and a key driver for effective, ongoing school improvement.  As a TSA we hold firmly to our vision of an integrated continuum of support and training from initial teacher training through to headship and system leadership.

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Train to Teach

Initial Teacher Training (ITT) is an expanding area within the work of The Greet Teaching School Alliance.  As a Teaching School Alliance we are firmly committed to supporting teachers at every stage of their career and we see the training year as the beginning of a successful career with us: from initial teacher training to the highest levels of leadership. 


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