Trafford Teaching Schools

Teaching Schools in Trafford







The Dean Trust Teaching School’s aim is to move towards a self-improving system that takes account of the talent within our secondary and primary schools.

Our MAT provides valuable assets that make the difference and the Teaching School brings this expertise together to enable children to receive the best possible education within the Trust and beyond. The training of the next generation of teachers and re-training existing teachers is carried out by high quality practitioners and that can only enhance opportunities for staff and children alike.

We are acutely aware that the system is constantly changing and we continually look to best practice across our own partnerships in order to ‘level up’ to the best.


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The Alliance for Learning is a cohort 1 Teaching School with Altrincham Grammar School for Girls as the lead school and together with our 61 partners we lead the way in ground-breaking research and development, innovative approaches to school to school support, cutting-edge initial teacher training and high quality professional development for teachers.

Our ITT providers, the Greater Manchester Bright Futures SCITT, deliver school-based, early years, primary and secondary teacher training; and our Maths Hub, NW1 are offer specialist maths professional development and projects to ensure that the UK has the teaching styles required to compete on the global stage.


To find out more please follow the links below:

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Through its vision of “Give, Gain, Grow - Collaboration & Partnership”, Elmridge Primary Teaching School puts partnership working at the very centre of its Teaching School Alliance.  Elmridge and its strategic and alliance partners are proud to be involved in a range of high quality projects and initiatives the demonstrate clear impact within an increasingly school-led system. 

These include:

  • Greater Manchester Local Leader of Education (GM LLE) Collaborative
  • Stepping Into Headship
  • Facilitation and delivery of NQPH, NPQSL and NPQML
  • School Direct
  • Creating local links with Maths Hubs, Science Learning Partnership and Subject Leader Networks


To find out more please follow the links below:

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Loreto TSA

As an outstanding provider of secondary education in the North West region Loreto TSA are committed to working collaboratively within and beyond our Alliance schools locally and nationally to support, improve and raise the quality and standards of education for all children.

We are a National Support School which offers:

- Secondary ITT through a highly successful Schools Direct programme

- NQT training and Appropriate Body support

- School to school support through a team of SLEs and Educational Consultants

- CPD: including TSST: MFL, Maths specific

- Leadership development: Middle Leader development (National Award for Middle Leaders), GM - Local Leaders of Education collaborative work, WISH network (Women into Secondary Headship) Secondary - Subject Leader Networks

- Maths Hub 2 collaborative work through our NCETM specialist and various maths CPD sessions


To find out more please follow the links below:

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In January 2010, we were delighted to announce that we had been awarded the prestigious title of National Teaching School by the National College for School Leadership. The programme was extended from London to Manchester and we were honoured to have been only one of three secondary schools in Greater Manchester with the accolade. The Blessed Thomas Holford Teaching School echoes the mission of The Teaching Schools Council that ‘every child is entitled to be in a great school’.  We have an experienced team including one NLE, a plethora of SLEs who are experts in 13 areas, excellent classroom practitioners and first-rate pastoral leaders who relish the opportunity to share their expertise across our alliance. Our school mission, ‘Inspiring People, Changing Lives’, applies to all of our stakeholders including our students, staff and those in our alliance. Our school has an excellent reputation: it is in the top 3.5% of state schools nationally, we are the highest performing school in Trafford LEA with a Progress 8 score of 0.53, we are in the top 25 highest performing Catholic schools in the country, and the highest performing in the North West.

As a National Teaching School we are proud to lead our alliance in offering:

  • School Direct and Initial Teacher Training
  • Providing CPD to develop teaching staff
  • Supporting schools with differing needs


For more information on our Teaching School and to contact us to let us know how we can support you, please click on our website: