Teaching School (PTSA)

Portswood Primary School was designated a Teaching School in 2011 and is a lead School for leadership development, school to school support and research and development. Portswood Teaching School Alliance was formed in 2011 with an alliance of 60 schools.

Portswood Teaching School Alliance provides an extensive range of training programmes which offer the very best in professional development for all staff, at any careers stage, in Primary Secondary and Special Schools.

Portswood Teaching School Alliance provides a NQT Programme and NQT Accreditation for 70 plus teachers each year and extends this programme with a Second Year Teacher programme designed to build on the NQT year.

Annual conferences are organised with keynote speakers on Leadership, Inclusions, Early Years, Curriculum and Assessment.

Portswood Teaching School Alliance offers ITT opportunities (salaried and unsalaried) through School Direct for both Primary and Secondary phases. Our School Direct training runs in conjunction with the University of Southampton and leads to Qualified Teacher Status and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education.

Portswood Teaching School Alliance is dedicated to improving standards through school to school partnership working with NLE’s, Specialist Leaders of Education and Lead Practitioners.


Please click here to view the Portswood Teaching School Alliance website