Teaching School


We are the Stourport Teaching School Alliance – a partnership of schools and iStock_000051194708Largeinstitutions sharing our skills, experience, talent and capacity to help improve learning and achievement in schools across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire.

The Stourport Teaching School Alliance, offer training and support to all partner schools and believe that being part of a group makes us ‘stronger together’.  The Alliance provides nationally accredited and bespoke leadership, training, support, research and development opportunities to school staff across the region. We have a bank of nationally and regionally recognised experts within the Alliance that can act as a task force to help schools and individuals in need of support.

Read our latest Ofsted report here: Stourport SCITT 10011829 PDF Final


What is a Teaching School?

The Teaching Schools model islogo-300px part of Government’s move to give outstanding schools a leading role in the training and development of teachers and support staff.  Like Teaching Hospitals, the aim of Teaching Schools is to create a ‘self improving’ system which nurtures excellence and best practice.

Teaching Schools will lead the way in enhancing teaching and learning practices and will take much greater responsibility for coordinating and delivering ‘on the job’ teacher training, previously led by universities.

Visit the National College website for more information about Teaching Schools and Teaching School Alliances.


Our Vision

The Stourport Teaching School Alliance (TSA) and Stourport High School & VIth Form Centre is committed to working closely with partner schools (within both the Stourport TSA and those schools who wish to work as part of the Stourport SCITT Partnership).

Our aims are:

  • To develop a whole school commitment to training future teachers
  • To provide a programme which will utilise the skills and innovative practice of existing teachers who want to have an increasing role to play in initial training courses.
  • To support the development of committed, effective and autonomous teachers, with high professional standards, who will provide positive role models for students in schools.
  • To provide school to school support that gives additional capacity to ensure that all schools can be strong and successful schools meeting the needs within their own context.


‘Do you have what it takes to become a teacher?’

Find out about:

Initial Teacher Training Courses 

at Stourport SCITT in conjunction with The Stourport High School & VIth Form College.

School Experience Days

Register your place for one of these dates:

  • 22 June 2017 at Stourport High School
  • 13 July 2017 at Stourport High School

Open Day or Open Evening

Register now to find out if you have what it takes to be a primary or secondary teacher:

  • Friday 16 June 2017 4pm – 6pm

Train to Teach Roadshow

  • Find out more about future events – call 01299 824596

Registration for this Train to Teach event is free, and by attending, you can get all your questions about teaching and teacher training answered.

Birmingham Train to Teach

Find out about the latest funding and bursaries on offer.