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Paragon Teaching School

Paragon Teaching School

What is a Teaching School?


'Teaching Schools are outstanding schools that work with others to provide high quality training and development to new and experienced school staff.  They are part of the government's plan to give schools a central role in raising standards by developing a self-improving and sustainable school-led system' (


Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession.  They identify and develop leadership potential; they provide support for other schools and work with schools in supporting and raising standards, engaging in research and development and ensuring that the most talented school leaders are identified and supported to become successful future leaders.  

Teaching Schools currently receive an annual grant from the DfE/National College (NCTL) which is known as core funding.  This enables Teaching Schools to build the leadership and administrative capacity required to support its aims and objectives and function effectively and purposefully.  The funding is separate from a school's education budget and is subject ot financial audit. 

See our Strategic Partners in the Who's Who area.