We are delighted to be a member of the Pavilion and Downs Teaching School Alliance.
There are now 6 schools from across Brighton and Hove and West Sussex in the partnership: Cardinal Newman, Blatchington Mill, Steyning Grammar, Varndean, Dorothy Stringer and Hove Park.
The driving force behind the teaching school is a network of Headteachers aiming to raise standards for all young people across Brighton and Hove and West Sussex. As an alliance and in recognition of the fact that as people we never stop learning, the teaching school places an emphasis on partnership and collaboration: working with teachers at all stages in their careers to recognise and develop their skills. Pavilion and Downs, in collaboration with Durrington High Research School, has already successfully secured significant funding to address school improvement issues in the city.
Nationally, Teaching School Alliances lead on Initial Teacher Training; Continuing Professional Development and School to School support to raise standards. With a team of Specialist Leaders of Education the Pavilion and Downs Teaching School Alliance offers a pathway for professional dialogue and sustainable impact. Working strategically and collaboratively with schools across Brighton and Hove and West Sussex, Pavilion and Downs offers school to school support with research and development, network meetings for those new to teaching and professional development opportunities for teachers at all levels.
Dr James Kilmartin, Principal, said: “We are delighted to join the Pavilion and Downs Teaching School Alliance. Working together, we will be able to improve the education (and the lives) of children in our schools in Brighton, Hove and West Sussex.”
To find out more please visit www.pavilionanddowns.co.uk