About Us

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Who are we?

Teaching schools are part of the Government’s drive to give schools more freedom and take increasing responsibility for managing the schools system.

Swanwick School and Sports College is the lead school for Matrix Teaching School Alliance, with 13 schools forming part of our alliance. All schools in our alliance are in either in the Special or Primary sector and are graded ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’.

We believe

We are stronger together and by working in partnership we can identify and co-ordinate expertise from our alliance, using the best leaders and teachers

To play a greater role in developing existing and new entrants to the profession

Lead peer-to-peer professional and leadership development

Identify and develop leadership potential

Provide support for other schools

Designate and deploy specialist leaders of education (SLEs)

Conduct research and development work

Our Aim

To develop a self improving school led system that works collaboratively to provide our alliance of schools with the opportunities for staff and pupils to achieve their potential.