Nunthorpe Academy is working in partnership with a number of local education providers to help improve the standards of teaching and learning in the area.
In 2014 the academy was awarded Teaching School Status by The Department of Education and has been instrumental in the formation of The North East Schools Teaching Allliance, which includes Nunthorpe Academy, Rye Hills Academy, Nunthorpe Primary Academy, Normanby Primary, Ormesby Primary, Skelton Primary, Zetland Primary, Riverdale Primary, Chandlers Ridge Primary, Overfields Primary School, and Northumbria University.
The North East Schools Teaching Allliance continues to help strengthen and support schools and teachers in the region, with a focus on providing initial teacher training, and continued professional development. In September 2020 the alliance will train 7 Primary and 11 Secondary trainee teachers. These will be in addition to the 48 new teachers that have already successfully passed through the alliance’s training programme, becoming the next generation of teachers in our schools.
Trainees will achieve a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Qualified Teaching Status (QTS), learning their trade by getting hands-on experience in local schools, supported by experienced professionals. ‘Growing our own teachers’ has been a very successful strategy and we look forward to continuing this success in the future.