New training role for Harrogate Grammar

HARROGATE Grammar School has become one of the first in the country to be named a Teaching School, a designation entitling it to lead in the training and development of staff.

Selected from about 1,200 expressions of interest by the National College for School Leadership, staff at the school will be formally inducted at a ceremony in September.

Headteacher, Richard Sheriff, said: “This is a tremendous accolade. We are absolutely thrilled to be selected.

“The range of talented colleagues from our higher education institutes, secondary, special and primary partners, drawing on urban, multicultural, and rural experiences, provides our alliance the capacity to deliver high quality practice throughout our region.”

Steve Munby, chief executive of the National College, said: “To take on this role, Teaching Schools like Harrogate Grammar School need to be among the best in the country - outstanding in their own performance with a track record of raising standards through school-to-school support.”

The programme aims to spot trainee teachers with potential and give them the chance to learn on the job from the best teachers.