About Teaching Schools

Primary Advantage has achieved teaching school status

PA National Teaching SchoolsTeaching schools are outstanding schools that work with others to provide high-quality training and development to new and experienced school staff. They are part of the government’s plan to give schools a central role in raising standards by developing a self-improving and sustainable school-led system. By March 2016, the government’s goal is to have a network of 600 teaching schools making significant improvements in the quality of teaching, leadership and pupil attainment.

St John and St James C of E Primary School, Springfield Community Primary School and Holy Trinity C of E Primary School are the lead teaching schools in part of a multiple teaching school alliance in Hackney. The schools work in partnership with primary schools across the borough and beyond and play a key role within the Primary Advantage National Teaching Schools Alliance. Primary Advantage is a federation of schools working together because we believe our schools can gain many benefits from working collaboratively. We have made a commitment to a shared responsibility to the wider school community, the provision of good quality education and the improvement of life chances for pupils in the community beyond that of our own schools. 



The Big 3


Our work on improving provision for children will see us sharing practice with our alliance of schools in the borough of Hackney, across London and into the County of Suffolk.   We will be working closely with our strategic partners The Institute of Education, Hackney Learning Trust and National Centre for Excellence in Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) to effectively deliver 'The Big 3':

  1. Using evidence based CPD to train and equip teaching staff

To find out more about Teaching Schools and system leaders click here