The DfE is reporting the announcement by Education Secretary Michael Gove that an extra £10 million is being made available for Teaching Schools to ‘further the Government’s ambition to drive up the number of high-quality teachers entering the profession’. It claims it will also help ensure there is a wider spread of School Direct schools across England – particularly in the North and North West. This is from the Department of Education…
At a conference of 700 outstanding headteachers, Education Secretary Michael Gove outlined his vision for a school-led system. He said the funding would enable Teaching Schools to:
- Take a greater responsibility for school improvement.
- Empower the best schools to lead the system.
- Ensure the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful headteachers.
The first teaching schools were set up in 2011. There are now 363 Teaching Schools in England. All Teaching School alliances (of which there are 304) receive £60,000 in their first year of operation – and will today receive an additional grant of £33,000 for the next financial year (2013/14).