The team at Colyton Grammar School are delighted to announce that it has been awarded the status of Teaching School Hub by the Department for Education.
Colyton is one of 87 schools nationally that have achieved this award, which is granted to schools with a track record of exceptional pupil performance and leading training in other schools.
The new Colyton Teaching School Hub will receive funding (£170,000 a year for three years) to become a centre of excellence for teacher training and development, covering 194 schools in the four Devon districts of East Devon, Mid-Devon, North Devon and Torridge.
The funding will be used to deliver national and local training programmes.
In doing this, Colyton will draw on its strengths in curriculum, leadership and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), as well as a partnership of schools, trusts and training providers, including Kingsbridge Community College which leads the adjacent hub area.
This is a significant partnership to improve the educational experience and outcomes for students in the South West as we will be able to attract, retain and develop the very best teachers.
Headteacher Tim Harris said: "Colyton’s new status as a Teaching School Hub puts us at the heart of supporting all schools and all pupils in Devon.
"If our March 2020 Ofsted report showed that we are an ‘exceptional’ school, this now gives us the opportunity to share our successes on a wider scale, support improvement for all pupils and continue to develop as a school alongside the partners we work with."