Medway Teaching School Alliance

The Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School was one of the first 100 schools nationally to be designated as a Teaching School. This status recognises the outstanding practice in the school itself and its track record of working collaboratively to support the development of other schools.

The Medway Teaching School Alliance (MTSA), established in September 2011, now comprises of more than 76 schools from Medway. School partners represent primary, secondary, special, faith, selective and independent schools and academies drawn from across the rural and urban districts of Medway.

The MTSA's over-arching aim is to improve the outcomes of young people in Medway Schools by working together to continuously improve the quality of teaching, learning and leadership in its schools. This is achieved by sharing expertise, providing support for school improvement, training and developing staff, identifying and nurturing talented leaders and developing school-led initial teacher education.

The Alliance works strategically with partners and schools to ensure that the support available to schools is of the highest quality, is well co-ordinated and provided where the need is greatest.
The MTSA is supported by strategic partnerships with Canterbury Christ Church University, Medway Local Authority, The Southern Educational Leadership Trust (SELT), The Rochester Diocese and Teach First.

The MTSA is pro-actively responding to Government changes and is working closely with Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) to develop the Schools Direct and Schools Direct Salaried (Primary and Secondary) programmes to give sustainable provision to a quality teaching workforce across the Medway area.

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