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Peter Pan Nursery

PETER PAN NURSERY SCHOOL CHOSEN TO HELP TRAIN NEXT GENERATION OF TEACHERS

Peter Pan Nursery School has been selected by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to become a national teaching school – an important role in raising standards.

 

Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools. 

 

Peter Pan Nursery School was one of only 200 schools in England to be granted teaching school status in the latest designation round.

 

Introduced in 2011, teaching schools are all rated as “outstanding" and mark a shift towards school-centred training. They work with partner schools in an alliance, including at least one university, to ensure high quality school-led initial teacher training and professional development opportunities for teachers at all stages of their career.

 

They raise standards through school-to-school support, engage in research and development, and ensure that the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful Head teachers.

 

Isabel Davis, Executive Head teacher of Peter Pan & Southway Nursery school Federation said: "Peter Pan Nursery School will lead the teaching School Alliance with a strong Early Years ethos. We plan to work in partnership with the existing Queen’s Park Primary Leadership Collaborative to provide outstanding Primary training and support for Bedford and the surrounding counties. I am very proud to announce Peter Pan as a National Support School and will take my role as a 'National Leader of Education' very seriously. I am already enjoying leading Cherry Trees Nursery School and will continue to ensure Early Years education in Bedford remains a high priority."

 

NCTL has responsibility, in partnership with Head teachers from the Teaching Schools Council, for the designation and quality of the teaching schools programme.

 

Cllr Henry Vann, Portfolio Holder for Education at Bedford Borough Council, said: “This is excellent news for Peter Pan Nursery and for the whole of Bedford Borough. Ofsted have ranked Bedford Borough as the second best place in the country to go to lower or primary school. Building on this work, this achievement will enable Peter Pan Nursery to support our schools and Early Years providers to develop and grow yet more excellent teachers. Congratulations to Peter Pan Nursery.

 

“Our aim now must be to ensure that all pupils have access to the highest quality of education, and that everyone - parents, schools, teachers, the borough council and whole school communities included - works together to achieve this.”

 

Charlie Taylor, the Chief Executive of NCTL, said: “Peter Pan Nursery School should be very proud of their teaching school status. It recognises the school’s outstanding performance and its track record of raising standards through supporting other schools.

 

“There are now more than 500 designated teaching schools around the country with more to follow. In an increasingly school-led system, they are leading the way in training new teachers and helping existing teachers develop their skills - ensuring we’ll have the best people teaching our children for generations to come.”

 

Staff from the successful schools will attend a formal induction, led by the Teaching Schools Council this month.

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