Welcome to the National Forest Teaching School.

Our work is best explained through our mission: “Learn, Teach, Grow, Share.”  Learning is at the heart of what we do, and we work with hundreds of professionals in schools annually as they learn new classroom practice, ways of working positively with children and young people, and approaches to enable them to lead others purposefully and effectively.  As a National Teaching School, we know that the development of teaching – from aspiring teachers to outstanding classroom specialist leaders in education – is what will make the greatest difference to the educational provision and outcomes of children in our region.  Our courses, research work, and professional dialogue, all enable our teachers to teach better.  Our network is growing each year, and as it does, so the opportunities available to schools and individuals grow also.  And finally, all our partners are committed to giving generously of their expertise and experience.  We recognise that through sharing we all benefit, especially the children and communities we serve.

We hope that our website will give you further insight into our vision and values as well as detailed information relating to all aspects of our work. As a National Teaching School we have the responsibility to contribute both locally and nationally to the following six areas:

You can find out more information about each of the key areas by clicking on the relevant menu, and of course by getting in touch with us. We would be delighted to hear from you