Symphony Teaching School includes all of the schools in Symphony Learning Trust, but is open to other schools to join. It offers Initial Teacher Training, Continuing Professional Development and School to School Support. The lead school is Newcroft Primary Academy.
Symphony Teaching School offers two routes to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through Glen Hills Primary School (with Northampton University) and Newcroft Primary Academy School Direct (with the University of Leicester).
Symphony Teaching School offers a range of professional development opportunities for teachers and school support staff, extending our strong learning culture to schools we work with. These build on initial teacher training and induction. The teaching school will:
The Teaching School Alliance is developing successful succession planning strategies to identify and develop people to fill leadership positions in the future.
The Teaching School leads the co-ordination of school-to-school support, including brokerage of national leaders of education (NLE), specialist leaders of education (SLE) and national leaders of governance (NLG) when required. This usually involves working with a school or academy in challenging circumstances to bring about improvement.
Symphony has SLEs with the following specialisms:
Symphony Teaching School ensures that the best leaders are working to improve the quality of teaching and leadership where it is most needed. This includes deciding how to use the services of system leaders to provide support to other schools, such as:
Leicestershire CFO/CEO MAT Networks
These regular meetings allow the CEO and the CFO to discuss local, regional and national issues as well as offering the opportunity to collaborate on projects and bids.
Strategic Business Group
The CFO attends finance network groups with other Trusts to ensure financial resilience, develop financial strategies, benchmark and update KPI’s by sharing best practice.
Other Multi-Academy Trusts
The Trust is pro-active in engaging with other multi-academy trusts across Leicestershire and beyond.
Symphony Learning Trust is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England Company Number: 07941899
Symphony Learning Trust
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