The Greet Teaching School Alliance was Birmingham’s first primary teaching school, designated in September 2011 as part of the first national cohort of just 35 primary schools. Our designation has a clear focus on the support and development of schools in inner city Birmingham; our strong moral purpose drives this. Our job is to work as a partnership of schools to meet the brief set by the National College. Our alliance began as 14 schools, 2 universities, a school improvement organisation and the Local Authority. It is developing rapidly as we bring in new partners and we are now an alliance of 33 schools. Although Greet was assessed as the named school we are in fact, a strategic alliance of equals. Many Alliance Headteacher colleagues and their schools work hard to make the partnership effective. We have welcomed the designation of new primary teaching schools in Birmingham so that we can be even more effective in collaborative working.
The fundamental purpose of our Alliance of schools is to work collaboratively for the benefit of all. Our close partnership of inner-city schools, two universities and other organisations is important to us 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 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 will help 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 through to the highest levels of leadership. We are capturing the immense range of skills and experiences across the Alliance for everyone's benefit.
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. Our six main areas of work, known as 'The Big 6' are below.