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Hoyland Common school trains teachers

By helen williams, Hoyland Reporter Friday 30th May 2014

HOYLAND Common primary school is one of only 200 in England that will help train the next generation of teachers.

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) chose the school to become a national teaching school – an important role in raising standards.

Teaching schools take a lead in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. They identify leadership potential and provide support for other schools.

Headteacher Tom Banham said: "We are delighted. This builds on our hard work in Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and School to School Support and confirms the strengths of the school. It endorses all that staff here have achieved."

Teaching schools were introduced in 2011 and there are now more than 500 around the country with more to follow.

They are all rated 'outstanding' and work with partner schools, including at least one university, to ensure high quality teacher training and professional development for teachers.