Leadership of great pedagogy in teaching school alliances: research case studies, Teaching schools R&D network national themes project 2012-14 including Portswood Teaching School Alliance

The PTSA is using the development of coaching as a key lever for school improvement. The success of Portswood Primary School in using coaching for improvements in teaching and learning has been shared across the city for a number of years. In this project Portswood provided a package of coaching training for fourteen primaries and one secondary school in Southampton (leading to the coaching of in excess of 100 teachers) and over the past three years the creation of coaching roles has increased rapidly within the city, particularly at assistant head level. This research sought to capture the impact of these initiatives and also analyse how the coaching model evolved.


How can an effective coaching culture be established across different schools in an Alliance?