Top of the class
THREE Middlesbrough schools are set to lead the way in the development of education across the town and beyond.
Macmillan Academy, Outwood Academy Acklam and Acklam Grangwe have been designated “Teaching Schools” by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).
The recognition sees the three secondary schools join Pallister Park, Pennyman and St Claire’s Primaries as beacons for others to follow.
Teaching Schools work with others to provide high quality training and support for school improvement in their local area.
The designation is awarded in recognition of strong leadership that promotes high quality training, development and support to new and experienced school staff.
Teaching schools focus on delivering teacher training and professional development, supporting other schools to improve and developing future leaders.
Acklam Grange Executive Headteacher Andrea Crawshaw said: “This is excellent news for Middlesbrough.
“Teaching School status means we can recruit, train and support teachers, and bring new teachers into the profession, which is absolutely critical.”
Macmillan Academy Principal Phil Latham added: “Teaching School designation will significantly help in recruiting high quality teachers into Mid- dlesbrough schools. At a time when teacher recruitment is becoming more challenging, this is a big step forward.”
Mark Hassack, Executive Principal at Outwood Academy Acklam, said: “We will be joining the established Outwood Institute of Education teaching school alliance.
“As a high performing multi-academy trust, we are proud to work in Middlesbrough to put students first, raise standards and transform lives,” he added.