Trinity is working closely with St Augustine's Teaching School, which has designated Teaching School status. Teaching Schools were established as part of the government’s commitment to raising standards of education. They are amongst the best schools in the country – outstanding in all areas of teaching, learning, leadership and management. They have a track record of working with other schools and providers to raise standards for students beyond their own school.
St Augustine’s Catholic High School was designated as a National Teaching School in September 2017 and since that time, they have taken a leading role in providing a range of support to other schools and teachers. Their focus is to develop and disseminate excellent practice by providing training and development for new and experienced teachers and leaders.
The Teaching School serves a wide geographical area covering Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Birmingham. The support provided comprises:-
- support focused school to school support
- school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT)
- peer to peer professional and leadership development
- recruitment and training of Specialist Leaders in Education (SLEs)
- professional development opportunities for teachers
The Teaching School is managed on a day to day basis by Mr Tony Quinn – Director of the Teaching School, who has over 30 years of experience within education. Mr Gerald O’Connor is Principal of St Augustine’s School and takes overall responsibility.