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Shireland Teaching School Alliance is a partnership of like-minded, good and outstanding Secondary and Primary Schools across the West Midlands which, assisted by both the University of Warwick and Newman University, provides initial and continuing teacher education and development of the very highest quality.

The Lead School in our Alliance is Shireland Collegiate Academy; an Ofsted rated Outstanding school.


We believe outstanding teachers absolutely make a difference. Here at Shireland we aim to make a difference to the lives and academic achievement of each and every learner. Join us and inspire a love of learning in young people and change attitudes, aspirations, and their lives forever.





Teaching School Agenda

There are 6 core areas of responsibility for teaching schools.


1. School-led initial teacher training (School Direct)
2. Continuing professional development
3. Supporting other schools
4. Identifying and developing leadership potential
5. Specialist leaders of education
6. Research and development

Our Partner Schools

Through the lead school of Shireland Collegiate Academy, we have strong working partnerships with:

• Barford Primary School - Birmingham
• Belle Vue Primary School - Dudley
• Brindley Heath Junior School - Staffordshire
• Cherry Orchard Primary School - Birmingham
• Cradley CofE Primary School - Dudley
• George Betts Primary Academy - Sandwell
• Glynne Primary School - Dudley
• Halesowen CofE Primary School - Dudley
• Hurst Green Primary School - Dudley
• Meadows Sports College - Sandwell
• Pitmaston Primary School - Worcestershire
• Shireland Hall Primary Academy - Sandwell
• St Margaret’s at Hasbury CofE Primary School - Dudley
• Stanley Road Primary School - Worcestershire
• Timbertree Primary School - Sandwell
• Uplands Manor Primary School - Sandwell
• Rockwood Academy - Birmingham
• Hillcrest School and Community College - Dudley

Our Structure

Shireland Teaching School Alliance has a Teaching School Director who works alongside Sir Mark Grundy, Executive Principal of Shireland Collegiate Academy and a National Leader of Education.

The role of the Director is to lead and co-ordinate the work of our wide-ranging strong partnerships through which we can work with educational professionals and schools.