Salesian School

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Teaching School Alliance

Salesian School in Chertsey has been selected by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to become a national teaching school – an important role in raising standards. To learn much more, or apply for a place on either teacher development or teacher training (SCITT) courses: 

Visit our Teaching School website


 What is a Teaching School?

  Introduced in 2011, Teaching Schools take a leading role in the following areas: 

  • Training teachers
  • Career and professional development for existing teachers, including leadership training, ensuring the most talented are spotted and supported to become successful headteachers. 
  • School-to-school support
  • Research and development in teaching and learning

Salesian was one of only 200 schools in England to be granted teaching school status in the 2014 designation round. This new role recognises the school's outstanding Ofsted judgement last September, and also our strong track record in delivering initial teacher training, professional and leadership development for existing staff, of ITT, CPD, school-to-school support and research and development.

Recent successes have included:

  • Leadership school-to-school support of Jubilee High School in Addlestone brought about rapid improvement, with Ofsted crediting "inspirational and highly ambitious senior leadership" for transforming the school (2012). 
  • In partnership with Epsom and Ewell High School and UTeach, Salesian runs 'Teach England', a successful induction programme that will support around 100 Irish and Canadian trainee teachers wishing to working in the UK this year.
  • In September 2013, Ofsted awarded the school 'Outstanding' scores in all four inspection categories.
  • In March 2014, the National Autistic Society and Surrey County Council confirmed plans to build a new specialist centre for students with autism at the school, which opened in 2015, citing the school's supportive and inclusive ethos as one of the reasons for building it here.

Since gaining status, Salesian School has been working with a number of strategic partner schools in the secondary and primary sectors in both the local area and the wider diocese of Catholic Schools.

For further information on Teaching Schools, visit

If you would like to take advantage of the services we offer as a Teaching School, please contact Rebecca Clarey, Director of the Salesian TSA:


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