Teaching SchoolThe North West Kent Teaching School Alliance (NWKTSA) is a provider for School-led Initial Teacher Training (ITT), School to School Support (S2SS) and professional development opportunities for all staff (CPD) across both Primary and Secondary schools.

NWKTSA is the result of a collaboration between Dartford Grammar School and Wilmington Grammar School for Girls, after both schools were independently awarded ‘Teaching School Status’ by the National College for Teaching and Leadership in June 2016. The ITT elements of our work are based at Dartford Grammar School and we work closely with Kent and Medway Teacher Training in the delivery of this. CPD opportunities and S2SS are organised from our base at Wilmington Grammar School for Girls and involves all of our partner schools sharing their best practice.

Teaching schools are outstanding schools that work with others to provide high-quality training and development to new and experienced school staff. They are part of the government’s plan to give schools a central role in raising standards by developing a self-improving and sustainable school-led system.

NWKTSA is a growing alliance, working with primary and secondary schools within the Dartford area and beyond. Our aim is to enable schools in the local community to make significant improvements in the quality of teaching, leadership, recruitment and pupil attainment.