Rugby primary school becomes first in midlands to achieve 'teaching school' status - The Rugby Observer

Rugby primary school becomes first in midlands to achieve 'teaching school' status

A PRIMARY school in Rugby has become the first in the midlands to achieve a teaching award.

Hillmorton Primary School has been awarded teaching school status following a successful demonstration of its teaching ability.

Teaching schools work with other institutions to provide quality training, development and support to new and experienced school staff.

And it’s not the first time the school has been awarded for its teaching standards.

In 2016 it became the first school in the Midlands to receive a Quality Lead Award – an award recognising progress made in subject areas within a certain time.

The title is awarded by the National College of Teaching and Leadership – which also gave head teacher Catherine Crisp the status of a National Leader of Education.

Teaching schools have been developed to provide a more independent and sustainable support network for schools in local areas.

The primary school will begin its first foray into staff training by assisting ten schools in September with maths development.

Deputy head Craig McKee said: “The status is a refection of how engaged our pupils are. They like coming to school and take great pride in their work.”

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