Bishop Rawstorne Teaching School, along with its alliance schools, is at the forefront of Initial Teacher Training, Continuous Professional Development and School-to-School support and has enjoyed Training School status since 2000. In 2012, the academy was designated as a Teaching School by the National College of School Leadership, in recognition of its sustained and proven track record of excellence. In addition, the school enjoys National Support School status which allows us to further develop not only our staff and the teachers of the future, but also to support other schools and aspirant leaders in their own improvement programmes.

Collaboration is at the heart of all that we do and through dynamic partnerships we can provide significant professional development both for current practitioners and leaders and for future recruits to the profession.

We firmly believe that as an alliance, we have a huge responsibility to ensure that all children receive the best education possible – regardless of which school they attend. Part of this wider responsibility involves sharing innovation, creativity and passion across the alliance so that schools are able to adopt the cutting edge approaches that will most benefit our pupils. Clearly, this leads directly to improved outcomes for them and a wide range of opportunities for staff development.