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The Emmanuel Teaching School Alliance comprises Emmanuel College, The King’s Academy, Bede Academy and Newcastle University, in partnership with a growing number of schools in challenging circumstancesTogether we’re working to provide high quality school-led initial teacher training, contribute to the professional development of teachers at all stages of their career, and bring about sustained school improvement.

Emmanuel College was founded in Gateshead in 1990, and quickly established a national reputation as a result of a consistent Christian ethos, an emphasis on excellence of character, and outstanding academic results.  Over the last quarter of a century Emmanuel’s distinctive approach to education has contributed to the shaping of national policy, and to the birth of the Emmanuel Schools Foundation (ESF) in which Emmanuel (Gateshead) is joined by The King’s Academy in Middlesbrough, Trinity Academy in Doncaster and Bede Academy in Blyth.

In April 2014 Emmanuel was chosen by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to become a National Teaching School. Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identify and develop leadership potential and provide support for other schools.

Jonathan Winch, Executive Principal at Emmanuel College and National Leader of Education, said: “Emmanuel Schools Foundation schools are remarkable places to work and to train.  We’re grateful that our students have benefited from exceptionally gifted leaders and teachers, and we want to make their expertise available more widely, sharing ideas with fellow-professionals and working together to help more children have the best start in life.”

Charlie Taylor the Chief Executive of NCTL, said: “Emmanuel College should be very proud of their teaching school status. It recognises the college’s outstanding performance and its track record of raising standards through supporting other schools.

There are now more than 500 designated teaching schools around the country with more to follow. In an increasingly school-led system, they are leading the way in training new teachers and helping existing teachers develop their skills – ensuring we’ll have the best people teaching our children for generations to come.”

Thank you for your interest in our work.  We invite you to learn more about what we do by exploring this site, and the websites of each of our schools.  If you would like to find out how the Emmanuel Teaching School Alliance can help you, or you would like to train at one of our schools, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.  We look forward to hearing from you.