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Our Teaching School

The Torbay Teaching School Alliance (TTSA) is a cohort one teaching school. 

One of the first teaching schools in the country, we have a successful track record of delivering high quality CPD for teachers, teaching support staff and governors, and are proud to bring national developments to our local context, keeping our member schools at the forefront of current educational practice.


The appropriate body for NQTs, we provide detailed programmes to support teachers as they begin their professional careers, then as they move forward, our RQT and class teacher CPD helps them to hone their skills. For those wanting to move into leadership our middle leaders, aspirant head and senior leader CPD and briefings provide all the relevant opportunities, knowledge and understanding to help develop tomorrow's leaders today.


Whether you are thinking of becoming a teacher, are a new middle leader, or are an experienced school leader wanting to keep up with the latest developments in our sector, our teaching school has something to offer you. Here is what one local headteacher has to say about our work:


As a school we find the support of the Teaching school invaluable. It gives core support for our Maths and English leads, not just keeping us up to date but enabling us to look forward and develop. We really appreciate the breadth of the curriculum they support - CPD for non core subjects has been incredibly hard to source in recent years and our subject leaders are able to have a network they can turn to and work with. We have also valued the support for leadership - the regular briefings are informative and thought provoking, and a again a rare opportunity to network with local senior leaders. 

Nikki Prentice – Headteacher, St Marychurch CofE Primary School


We are proud of our broader links with organisations such as Torbay LA, RSC Office, CODE Maths hub, Teaching Schools South West, Leading Schools South West, and of course the Teaching Schools Council. If you would like to find out more, just click on the link below which will take you to our Teaching School website.