Children from Surrey Square

About Us

Southwark Teaching School Alliance was established in January 2015 and brings together schools and selected partners committed to working together to achieve our vision for an education system where children and young people are nurtured and challenged to flourish in all aspects of their life – academic, cultural, personal and social.

At the heart of our Alliance is a commitment from our members to learn from, with and on behalf of the richly diverse schools in our borough, and to extend their impact beyond their own school boundaries for the good of all.

Our inclusive Alliance is open to all schools, regardless of type or where they are in their improvement journey. In 2016/17 the Alliance worked in some way with teachers or leaders from more than half of the schools in the borough, and many more beyond Southwark’s boundaries.

Peer review is at the heart of what we do, providing a platform for meaningful relationship-building, deep learning, and mutual support and challenge among our schools.

We have particular expertise in leadership development and research, as well as a strong initial teacher training programme, delivered for the Alliance by the John Donne Schools Direct Partnership.