The Fylde Coast Teaching School Alliance is an excellent partnership between the Blackpool Sixth Form College and Hodgson Academy, both outstanding providers of education with an established alliance of Good and Outstanding schools from across the Fylde Coast. 

The Blackpool Sixth Form College and Hodgson Academy were awarded Teaching School status in 2011, as one of the first 100 teaching schools in the UK.

​Recently two of our strategic partnership members, Breck Primary School and Hambleton Primary Academy, have been confirmed as Teaching Schools in their own rights. 

As well as offering training and support for the alliance schools themselves, Fylde Coast Teaching School identifies and coordinates expertise from its partners and wider alliance, using their best leaders and teachers to engage in the following six key areas:

  1. INITIAL TEACHER TRAINING: we aim at training the next generation of Outstanding Teachers on the Fylde Coast​
  2. CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: we aim at raising performance of teachers and leaders in Fylde Coast Teaching School Alliance schools through high quality staff development and leadership courses
  3. SUCCESSION PLANNING & TALENT MANAGEMENT : we aim at having clear pathways into outstanding practice in teaching and leadership and have leaders identified and nurtured to achieve outstanding practice
  4. SCHOOL TO SCHOOL SUPPORT: we aim at raising standards in schools across the Fylde Coast through intra-Alliance support and continued external School to School support
  5. SPECIALIST LEADERS OF EDUCATION: we aim for our SLEs to drive Research and Development through their own practice to support improvements within the Alliance
  6. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT : we aim at engaging and leading in educational research


Action Plan

To download a pdf version of our action plan, please Click Here.      


Becoming a member 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Fylde Coast Teaching School Alliance please contact Tim Freeman tim.freeman@blackpoolsixth

The Teaching School Partnership is known collectively as the Fylde Coast Teaching School Alliance and the school partners include only Outstanding and Good Schools:

Blackpool Sixth Form College, Breck Primary School, Flakefleet Primary SchoolGarstang Community Academy, Hambleton Primary Academy, Highfurlong School, Hodgson Academy, Lytham Hall Park Primary School, Mereside Primary School, Millfield Science & Performing Arts CollegeNorbreck Primary Academy, Red Marsh Special SchoolRoseacre Primary Academy, St George's School, St Mary's Catholic Academy, University of Cumbria, Westcliff Primary School 


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