Whitley Bay High School Teaching Alliance

Whitley Bay High School was one of the first schools nationally to become a teaching school in 2011

Teaching School

Whitley Bay High School is the lead school in a Cohort 1 Teaching School Alliance (TSA). We were awarded the status in July 2011 - one of the first 56 secondary schools nationally - in recognition of the outstanding teaching, learning and training in the school.

There are 4 parts to our Teaching School.

  1. Initial Teacher Training (School Direct Primary & Secondary) 
  2. School Improvement
  3. CPD
  4. Research and Teacher Workload


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In our most recent inspection, Ofsted reported that ‘teachers are committed to improving their craft as professionals, and this leads to an excellent level of consistency in the quality of teaching’.  We are well known for our innovative professional development for teachers within school and also the training we lead regionally, nationally and globally. Believing that schools are infinitely improvable our mission is to provide exciting, timely, relevant and supportive training for teachers, support staff and leaders throughout their careers; if schools are to continue to raise achievement it is vital that staff maintain high levels of enthusiasm, professionalism and wellbeing.

Steve Wilson, Headteacher, values the huge benefits that TSA partnership working have brought:
“Whitley Bay has always been an outward facing school with many informal partnerships in all phases. Teaching School status has allowed us to build on the strong, trusting relationships we already have by forging new strategic alliances further afield.”

Whitley Bay High Teaching School Alliance works closely with a wide range of partners including 19 schools, HEI’s, North Tyneside Learning Trust, North Tyneside and Northumberland LAs and the North East Teaching Schools Alliance.

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  • WBHS Sixth Form @wbhs6form Well done to the University of Craggy Island for winning University Challenge 2020! It was a wonderful match! Thanks so much to the worthy runners-up: the University of High Seas and all the other contestants! Stay tuned for the winners vs staff team match soon! twitter image 6th Friday
  • WBHS Sixth Form @wbhs6form University Challenge 2020: Two more fantastic matches at lunch time today! Well done to the winning teams and thank you for everyone who participated and came to watch. See you tomorrow for THE FINAL (with picture rounds!) twitter image 5th Thursday
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