Ashlawn School receives special ‘Teaching School’ status

Ashlawn students at a presentation about university
Ashlawn students at a presentation about university

Ashlawn School has been selected to become a National Teaching School.

The school in Hillmorton will take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools.

Ashlawn was one of only 60 schools in England to be granted Teaching School status in the latest round.

Headteacher, Lois Reed, said: “Selection to become a Teaching School reflects our successful record in training teachers, providing excellent CPD opportunities and supporting other schools.

“For many years we have been involved in training new teachers.

“A significant number of our outstanding staff trained at Ashlawn and have gone on to develop their careers within the school becoming heads of department, heads of year and senior leaders.

“Last year we had our first school direct trainees and this continues this year with a further five trainees.

“We are excited to be able to share our teacher training expertise with other schools in the local area to enable Rugby to train, develop and retain its next generation of outstanding teachers.”

Teaching schools were introduced in 2011 and are all rated as ‘outstanding’.

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) has responsibility, in partnership with headteachers from the Teaching Schools Council, for the designation and quality of the Teaching Schools programme.

Charlie Taylor, the chief executive of NCTL, said: “Ashlawn School should be very proud of this achievement. The school has been recognised as a centre of excellence in its area, with an outstanding performance and a track record of raising standards through supporting other schools.”