Welcome to Leicester Teaching School

In light of the situation with COVID-19, face-to-face training activity was cancelled in Summer term 2020. Since then, we have continued to monitor guidance from the government and relevant authorities.
*Update December 2020*
We offered a wide variety of online workshops during the Summer term which were very well evaluated. We have continued to run a large number of CPD workshops during Autumn term, predominantly online. We hope to return to some face-to-face training in Spring and Summer 2021, COVID-19 guidelines permitting. Details for all of our available programmes can be found on our booking system – https://bookwhen.com/teachingschool. Please check regularly as we will be adding to our offering on a regular basis.

We are delighted to welcome you to Leicester Teaching School (LeTS), part of The Mead Educational Trust and Rushey Mead Academy. In 2011, Rushey Mead Academy was one of only 100 schools nationally to be designated to become a National Teaching School. This status, which was initially only awarded to Outstanding Schools, means that together with an alliance of strategic partners, Rushey Mead Academy has responsibility for leading a self- improving school system in the local area and beyond; it has accepted a collective responsibility for the performance of the schools within the Alliance, not just its own.

The Teaching School has many strong NLEs, LLEs and SLEs who have all contributed to the improvement in outcomes for those young people attending the schools where their support has been implemented. The successes enjoyed by schools working collaboratively with each other have been wide ranging and are testimony to the ideology of a self-improving model.

Intent on expanding its capacity as well as maximising its potential for impact, LeTS was a founder member of EMSYH TSA, the East Midlands, South Yorkshire and Humber Teaching Schools Alliance. Its members are all prominent Teaching Schools who themselves have realized that self-improvement does not only come from collaboration between schools, but also between alliances of schools.

Leicester Teaching School (LeTS) is not only committed to collaboration on a local level but its strategic partners are also members of Challenge Partners, a large group of schools around the country who believe that school improvement lies within collaborative groups.

CPD & Training

One Major area of work within LeTS is its provision of development programmes. These can be separated into three main strands: Teaching and Learning, Leadership and Governance.

S2S Support

School to School support. LeTS is fully committed to strengthening professional collaboration between its schools in order to raise achievement of all pupils.

Initial Teacher Training

The Leicestershire Secondary SCITT is passionate about changing children's lives. Our ITT programme, delivered by exceptional classroom teachers, ensures our trainees are ready to make this positive difference.

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