Training School

The Priory Learning Trust is a successful teacher-training school.

In 2016 it was awarded the prestigious National Teaching School status - a rare accolade after it fulfilled a wide range of criteria in training teachers and supporting other schools.

To become a teaching school, schools must be judged outstanding or good and have a proven track record of delivering exceptional teacher training and supporting other schools.

Role of teaching schools

Teaching schools have an important role to play in a school-led system and school improvement. Teaching schools are centres of excellence, taking a more focused role that prioritises:

  • Co-ordinating and delivering high quality school-based ITT
  • Providing evidence-based professional and leadership development for teachers and leaders across their network
  • Providing high quality school-to-school support to spread excellent practice, particularly to schools that need it most

To find out more about our work in these three areas, please click on the links below:

Specialist Leaders of Education

Alexandra Webb
Lucy Rees
Early Years
Helen Lovejoy
Phonics, EYFS/KS1...
Sharon Goddard-Lock
Vicky Pickford
David Clay
Design & Technology
Rachel Jones
Louise Daniels
Catherine Owen
Diane Martin
Rachel Brace
Behaviour, Attendance ...
Rebecca Barber
Lisa Smith
Tabitha Sandy-Carman
Challenging behaviour...
Tom Walker
Martyn Ellis

Contact Us

If you have any questions, or are interested in joining us, please send us an email:

Train to Teach

The Priory Learning Trust are committed to developing opportunities to provide school-led initial teacher training.

How to train with TPLT