Welcome to Sheffield Teaching School Alliance
Silverdale School was designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) as a teaching school in June 2012 which is a reflection of their on-going Ofsted outstanding judgement as a school. As a National Teaching School, Silverdale School has worked hard to establish an alliance across Sheffield and beyond and is now leading Sheffield Teaching School Alliance in partnership with schools, Universities and colleges.
Our vision is to become a highly valued provider of teacher training for teachers in their first five years of teaching beginning with Initial Teacher Training and continuing to middle leadership with the National Professional Qualification in Middle Leadership.
Our ethos is inclusive and collaborative and outstanding achievement for all is at the centre of everything we do. Our first priority is to improve the life chances of children in Sheffield and to empower colleagues to be the best teachers, leaders and professionals in the country.
Sheffield Teaching School Alliance is committed to partnership work and collaboration. We believe in the best outcomes for the children of Sheffield and beyond so we work really hard to bring the best people into the profession and to offer ongoing support and career development to experienced teachers. We work with over 50 schools in our School Direct network which includes Primary, Secondary, Special and The Peak District, we’re always welcoming new partners and looking to deepen existing relationships. Our Subject support networks are currently free and supported by national professional organisations not to mention our fantastic Specialist Leaders in Education (SLE).