About Us

 Together we work smarter

The West Hertfordshire Teaching Schools Partnership is proud to be one of the first Teaching Schools to be designated in 2011. It was formed from a partnership between Bovingdon Primary Academy and Hammond Academy. These schools, in collaboration with The Grove Academy are now part of a Multi Academy Trust, The Aspire Trust which forms the hub of West Herts Teaching School. The Executive Principle and Headteachers work together to lead our growing Alliance of schools in Hertfordshire. We currently have over 70 Hertfordshire schools in our Alliance.

In a self-improving school system, more control and responsibility passes to the local level in a spirit of mutual aid between school leaders and their colleagues, who are morally committed to imaginative and sustainable ways of achieving more ambitious and better outcomes.
David Hargreaves - Creating a Self Improving School System - 2010

All schools who become members of the West Herts Teaching School Partnership are able to benefit from aid to support and improve learning outcomes for pupils and continued professional development (CPD) opportunities for teachers and potential teachers. This is achieved through:
  • School based ITT opportunities in Good and Outstanding School
  • High quality professional development opportunities for staff
  •  Access to a wide range of high quality professional support across all areas of school development
  • Programmes which support improved leadership and teaching standards improve outcomes for our children

Our Alliance is cross-phase and represents schools from Primary, Secondary and Special phases. We actively welcome new members.
Alliance Membership

Being part of our Alliance gives schools the opportunity to access high quality CPD, to work collaboratively, to influence and consistently improve educational outcomes for young people. From training the next generation of Outstanding teachers to coaching trainee Heads on our NPQH qualification, Alliance members can access input for their specific school needs and work collaboratively with others to help raise standards in their own school and  benefit of their community. We listen carefully to our schools to create networking opportunities and innovative research and training programmes.

Our Teaching School Prospectus gives an idea about some of the projects and programmes we are currently involved in. We are constantly evolving to meet our member’s needs.

Joining our Alliance is currently FREE. If you would like to join our Alliance please complete our online registration form.