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School Direct Applications now open
  • Applications to train to be a teacher from September 2016 via the School Direct route are now open.Take the opportunity to study at SJP the Times Educational Supplement School of the Year and an Outstanding School since 2007.
     
  • Please follow the links below to make an application using the UCAS portal.
     
  • We have places in all subject areas including Secondary and Primary.

         Applications open from 15 October 2015

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Interested in teaching? Apply for the School Experience Programme
  • Find out what schools are really like before deciding to become a teacher.
     
  • Take the opportunity to work for a few weeks in an Outstanding School.
     
  • Applications for our School Experience Programme are now open. Follow the link below to find out how.

 

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National Professional Qualification for NPQ for SENIOR leaders & Middle Leaders Applications now open
  • NPQML is a national qualification that provides recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a middle leader.
  • The qualification has a flexible, modular structure that combines core modules with the freedom to specialise or develop your own professional areas of interest through the choice of elective modules.
  • NPQML is assessed and awarded by the National College, with assessment focusing on tasks linked to school improvement activities undertaken in the workplace.
  • Registration for the next round of NPQML programme delivered by SJPTSA  is now open
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Welcome to SJP Teaching School Alliance

The SJP Teaching School Alliance covers the North West region. We are a growing alliance of schools whose collaborative and effective partnership is underpinned by our commitment to constantly improve outcomes for all of our children.Our vision and aim is very simple: to promote excellence through our alliance and beyond, ensuring outstanding outcomes and life chances for all children through the delivery of the 'big six'.We aim to:

  • help train new entrants into the profession
  • lead professional and leadership development 
  • identify and develop leadership potential
  • provide support for other schools
  • designate and broker Specialist Leaders of Education
  • develop a reflective practioner model.

 

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"The school's measures of progress are now more accurate and are regularly checked by the partner school. Measures indicate students in Year 11 are currently achieving higher standards than their peers achieved in 2014 in English and mathematics."

(Ofsted, April 2015)

"A National Leader of Governance has increased the support and challenge for school leaders."

(Ofsted, April 2015)

"The school's external partners are working extremely effectively together to raise standards and increase progress with increasing impact." 

(Ofsted, April 2015)

"The partnership working between academy leaders and leaders from the teaching school is providing expertise, support and training for the academy's teachers and middle leaders to bring about a rapid improvement in the quality of teaching. Teachers speak highly of the quality of the training and the positive impact it is having on their teaching." 

(Ofsted, April 2015)

"School leaders and governors have developed an exceptionally positive and productive partnership with a high achieving teaching school. This has led to a recent and rapid improvement in teaching which has begun to improve students' progress."

(Ofsted, April 2015)

"Teaching Schools, like SJP, are at the heart of an increasingly school-led system, leading the way in improving the quality of our teachers and helping the schools in their partnership to become even better. They have become centres of excellence across the country, conducting research and training teachers.” 

(Charlie Taylor, Chief Executive, National College for Teaching and Leadership)

"I have really enjoyed the SJP School Direct programme because it has allowed me to feel a part of a school community from day one. The structured weekly activities have equipped me with the skills and confidence to get the most out of my time spent teaching in schools. The variety of support, guidance and tuition that SJP has offered me has made the transition into teaching not just smooth but also thoroughly enjoyable."

(School Direct participant)

"SJP has had an enormous influence on the improvements taking place at the school I asked them to support. The leaders returned completely re-energised and have drawn on their learning from the visit to make changes that will have a significant impact on the quality of students’ learning. More importantly, the lack of ambition and aspiration has now gone. Seeing SJP students and what they can achieve regardless of their backgrounds or starting points has clearly been a revelation to colleagues at other schools."

(HMI Ofsted)

"The OTP course has given me the skills to be an outstanding teacher. The hands on practical experience approach is reassuring and encouraging. I feel like I have learnt so much. The SLEs are really inspiring and I have seen my teaching  really improve."

(OTP Participant)

"The Moving Teaching Forward programme was excellent.  It clarified structures, systems, processed and resources, raised morale and confidence, always focussed on improving the quality of teaching and learning."

(Assistant Head Teacher, Liverpool)

The SJP Teaching School Alliance is central to our drive to raise the quality of teaching. We see the partnership as one of mutual benefit in helping to transform the aspirations and expectations of teachers and their confidence to make an impact in the classroom.

(Head Teacher, Sefton)

Networking with other schools was invaluable. I need to consider what people already enjoy teaching and how this can be harnessed. The opportunity to sign up to SJP’s network groups to share ideas on developing our pedagogy within my subject area was just what was needed.

(Head of Faculty, St Helens)

Great to have examples of what an outstanding schools has done and a real chance to think through where we are going to go.” Deputy Head Teacher, LancasterGreat to have examples of what an outstanding schools has done and a real chance to think through where we are going to go.

(Deputy Head Teacher, Lancaster)

SJP offered our staff a high quality of leadership and mentoring for the Senior Leadership Team which developed their leadership and management skills. This allowed the school to grow and improve and subsequently be judged as 'Good' in our most recent full Ofsted inspection.

(Principal, Manchester)

We received rational advice, coupled with clear educational direction and guidance which instilled confidence in all the staff. Ideas and strategies for CPD improved staff self esteem and thus the educational experiences of the students.

(Head Teacher, Stoke)

Thanks for another NPQSL training day – I really enjoyed it and will really miss the invaluable and inspirational guidance that makes me feel like I can change?the world!

(NPQSL Participant, Cohort 1)

The NPQH has really galvanised me to believe that I am ready for headship and I now feel more confident about the type of Head that I want to be.

(NPQH Participant, Cohort 2)

The NPQML course has challenged my thinking in a way that I have not experienced before. The Facilitator developed my thoughts so that the action plan I produced was one that I used directly in my school. The results of the plan are evident in school already.

(NPQML Participant, Cohort 3)

The partnership with SJP is bringing about rapid improvements in leadership, learning and the quality of teaching by providing coaching for leaders and teachers and opportunities for them to see and learn from outstanding practice.

(HMI Ofsted)
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