Outwood Institue of education

Welcome to Outwood Academy Portland 

Outwood Institute of Education is a large, geographical spread, cross phase alliance. We currently have over seventy members of the alliance, made up of secondary schools, primary schools, special schools, a hospital school, higher education institutes, educational consultants and educational agencies.

As well as offering training and support for their alliance themselves, teaching schools are asked to identify and co-ordinate expertise from their alliance, using the best leaders and teachers to:

1. Play a greater role in training new entrants to the profession
2. Lead peer-to-peer professional and leadership development
3. Identify and develop leadership potential
4. Provide support for other schools
5. Designate and broker Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)
6. Engage in research and development

Membership to the alliance is free and there are two types – Strategic Partners and Alliance Members.

Dr Philip Smith, the Principal of Outwood Academy Portland said: “I am delighted that Portland has been recognised as a centre of excellence. It is a great honour to be a Teaching School and to be in the position to improve the life-chances for children in other schools across our region. We are looking forward to working closely with the existing Outwood Institute of Education to spread the great work they do to the East Midlands and South Yorkshire”.

 Visit the Outwood Academy Portland website to find out more