In March 2013 Eleanor Palmer School was awarded Teaching School Status and we lead the Camden Primary Partnership Teaching School Alliance.
Teaching Schools are part of the Government’s drive to give schools more freedom and take increasing responsibility for managing the schools system – it is about schools working together in partnerships and through networks to identify and co-ordinate expertise and use the best teachers and leaders to:
- Play a greater role in the recruitment and training of new entrants to the profession
- Lead peer-to-peer professional and leadership development
- Identify and develop leadership potential
- Provide support for other schools
- Designate and broker individuals to become Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) to support other schools
- Engage in research and development
We are are supported in our work by our strategic partners namely Torriano Junior School, Kentish Town CE School, Holy Trinity CE School NW1, Thomas Coram Early Years Centre and Primrose Hill, all outstanding Camden schools, as well as institutions such as the UCL’s Institute of Education and NRICH (Cambridge University’s Mathematical Enrichment Group). We also have over 30 member schools who belong to our alliance.
We have run our own School Direct teacher training programme (in conjunction with UCL/IOE) for the past 5 years and currently have 15 School Direct PGCE students who started in September 2017 and are enjoying a full and varied programme. In July 2017, our 20 students successfully graduated - all securing teaching jobs – many in our local schools. We are now recruiting for 2018-19. For more details of all our Teaching School work please visit our new Teaching School website -www.camdentsa.org.uk
For any queries, do contact Fiona Crean - deputy head or Vicky Green - School Business Manager. Fiona@eleanorpalmer.camden.sch.uk or 020 7485 2155