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Pride & Purpose...

Our commitment to engage in meaningful collaboration and effective partnerships means...


...we work together to be the very best. We are relentless in our focus to 'grow our own' inspirational teachers.

Trafford Teaching School Alliance is a Multiple Teaching School Alliance, placing teaching, learning and pupil achievement at the heart of all its work.  The alliance is passionate about collaboration and innovation, research is at the centre of our work. Our alliance offers schools  an opportunity to work collectively to shape Initial Teacher Training, Continued Professional Development opportunities, school to school support, research and development.  The alliance is led by three very diverse high achieving schools, each with a shared passion and vision for the alliance:

We share our vision with a select number of exciting non-school strategic partners; The University of Manchester, Trafford Council, Trafford Innovation and Intelligence Lab, the Coalition of Research Schools and Trafford Housing Trust.

What are
Teaching Schools?

"Teaching schools give outstanding schools a leading role in the training and professional development of teachers, support staff and headteachers, as well as contributing to the raising of standards through school-to-school support."

Department for Education


The role of teaching schools is to work with others to provide high-quality training and development and support in their local area.

Teaching schools lead in 6 areas:

  • School-led initial teacher training
  • Continuing professional development
  • Supporting other schools
  • Identifying and developing leadership potential
  • Recruiting and managing specialist leaders of education
  • Research and development

Key Contacts:


Alliance Schools


Longford Park School

Andrew Taylor


Seymour Park
Community Primary

Anthony Rae


Tyntesfield Primary School

Kylie Spark

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