Congratulations from Roger Pope, NCTL Chair

Congratulations on your recent designation as a teaching school and on stepping up to the challenge of taking responsibility for improving not just your own school, but others as well.

There are now 750 teaching schools in England and each is developing differently according to its location, partners, expertise and areas of interest. However, as both chair of NCTL and principal of a teaching school myself, I have seen that we are united by having the power to do what we know is right for young people.

Teaching schools are the powerhouses of a school-led system and if we do not seize the opportunities on offer, it will be a generation before we get that power again.

Roger Pope
Chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership