Welcome to the Teaching Schools Council (West Midlands) website. We hope that you find it a valuable resource – as an individual working, or aspiring to work, in our schools or as a school seeking training, support or collaborative opportunities or a Teaching School looking to promote initial teacher training opportunities, training events and programmes or school improvement services offered by your Alliance.

As a new facility, we are excited at the growth potential of this site, and would very much welcome your ideas and feedback, using the “Contact Us” function. We have sought the opinions of school leaders, and in particular Teaching School leaders and administrators, to get us to this point – but we are aware that there is more to do. At this time, we feel the site brings together information and opportunities that are available across the West Midlands region.

Since taking up post as West Midlands Lead for the Teaching School Council, this conviction is stronger than ever: that schools improve most rapidly through working together, drawing the best practice from one another, supporting and sharing with generosity and professionalism in equal measure. Mike DonoghueIt is my sincere hope that this website will help build some new bridges where information has been unavailable in the past, or the geography of the region has been a barrier.

I hope you find the website useful – and most importantly that it helps you move forward professionally, and impacts positively on the learning and lives of the children with whom you work.

With best wishes.

Mike Donoghue