Welcome to the Leicester Teaching School
We are delighted to welcome you to the Leicester Teaching School (LeTS), part of the Rushey Mead Educational Trust, based at Rushey Mead Academy. In 2011, Rushey Mead Academy was one of only 100 schools nationally to be designated to become a National Teaching School. This status, which was initially only awarded to Outstanding Schools, means that together with an alliance of strategic partners, Rushey Mead Academy has responsibility for leading a self- improving school system in the local area and beyond; it has accepted a collective responsibility for the performance of the schools within the Alliance, not just its own.
The Teaching School has many strong NLEs, LLEs and SLEs who have all contributed to the improvement in outcomes for those young people attending the schools where their support has been implemented. The successes enjoyed by schools working collaboratively with each other have been wide ranging and are testimony to the ideology of a self-improving model.
Intent on expanding its capacity as well as maximising its potential for impact, LeTS was a founder member of EMTSA, the East Midlands Teaching Schools Alliance. Its members are all prominent Teaching Schools who themselves have realized that self-improvement does not only come from collaboration between schools, but also between alliances of schools.
Leicester Teaching School (LeTS) is not only committed to collaboration on a local level but its strategic partners are also members of Challenge Partners, a large group of schools around the country who believe that school improvement lies within collaborative groups.