||<p>Teaching schools are outstanding schools which work with others to provide high-quality
training and support in their area and make an important contribution to raising standards
in schools. There are currently 691 designated teaching schools working with over
500 school partnerships (‘alliances’) across England. The government recognises the
commitment and hard work of the headteachers and staff at these schools and the contribution
they make.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To ensure that teaching schools continue
to deliver high-quality support, the National College for Teaching and Leadership
undertakes a review of teaching schools whenever circumstances change, including when
an Ofsted inspection results in the school no longer being judged to be outstanding.
<br></p><p> </p><p>The review is undertaken in accordance with the ‘teaching schools
review of designation policy’<em>, </em>published on GOV.UK at<em>: <br> </em><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/384358/teaching-school-rod-policy.pdf"
Over 100 alliances are led by more than one teaching school, further strengthening
the sustainability of their support.</p>