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The Emmanuel Teaching School Alliance comprises Emmanuel College, The King’s Academy, Trinity Academy, Bede Academy and Newcastle University, in partnership with a growing number of schools in challenging circumstances.

Together we are working to provide high-quality school-led initial teacher training, to contribute to the professional development of teachers at all stages of their career and to bring about sustained school improvement.

Emmanuel College was founded in Gateshead in 1990, and quickly established a national reputation as a result of a consistent Christian ethos, an emphasis on excellence of character, and outstanding academic results. Over the last quarter of a century Emmanuel’s distinctive approach to education has contributed to the shaping of national policy, and to the birth of the Emmanuel Schools Foundation (ESF) in which Emmanuel College is joined by The King’s Academy in Middlesbrough, Trinity Academy in Doncaster and Bede Academy in Blyth.

In April 2014 Emmanuel was chosen by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to become a National Teaching School. Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identify and develop leadership potential and provide support for other schools.

Jonathan Winch, Executive Principal at Emmanuel College and National Leader of Education, said: “The Emmanuel Schools Foundation schools are remarkable places to work and to train. We’re grateful that our students have benefited from exceptionally gifted leaders and teachers, and we want to make their expertise available more widely, sharing ideas with fellow-professionals and working together to help more children have the best start in life.”

Charlie Taylor, the Chief Executive of NCTL, said: “Emmanuel College should be very proud of their teaching school status. It recognises the College’s outstanding performance and its track record of raising standards through supporting other schools. There are now more than 500 designated teaching schools around the country with more to follow. In an increasingly school-led system, they are leading the way in training new teachers and helping existing teachers develop their skills, ensuring we’ll have the best people teaching our children for generations to come.”

Thank you for your interest in our work. We invite you to learn more about what we do by exploring this site and the websites of each of our schools. If you would like to find out how the Emmanuel Teaching School Alliance can help you, or you would like to train at one of our schools, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Emmanuel Teaching School Aliance

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To celebrate its 25th anniversary Emmanuel College raised £45,000 to build a primary school in Tembisa township, South Africa.
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Examination results last year placed Bede Academy in the top 8% of state-funded schools in England for Progress 8 and for progress in mathematics.
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Named after an eighth-century monk and scholar from Northumbria, Bede Academy, Blyth, opened in 2009 as one of the first “all-through” Academies in England, educating students from age 3 to 19.
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The King’s Academy, Middlesbrough, marked its tenth anniversary with its best results to date and a £1.2m investment in Sixth Form and Performing Arts facilities.
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Trinity Academy opened in September 2005 and replaced Thorne Grammar School as it celebrated its 75th Anniversary.
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In the five Ofsted inspections over the course of its history, Emmanuel has maintained an unbroken record of Ofsted “Outstanding”.
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The King’s Academy welcomes four times the average proportion of students with special needs, and its provision for these young people has been described as “exemplary” and “outstanding”.
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Emmanuel College was founded in 1990 as Tyneside’s City Technology College (CTC) and opened with just 150 Year 7 students. Emmanuel now educates over 1,300 students across the 11 to 19 age range.
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The King's Academy, a specialist business and enterprise Academy in Coulby Newham, South Middlesbrough, opened as an 11-19 school of 1200 students in September 2003.
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Trinity Academy in Thorne was described as “a beacon of hope” by Lord Andrew Adonis, Education Advisor to Prime Minister Tony Blair, in 2007.
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The Emmanuel Schools Foundation has been involved in education since 1989.
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After opening in 2005, Trinity Academy became the most improved school in England, and was named as the “most improved school in Yorkshire” for three consecutive years.
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In its first decade, The King’s Academy was placed among the top 10% of schools in England for added value and became the “most improved school in the North East”.
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Emmanuel College students’ academic results place the College amongst the highest ranked schools in England for both progress and attainment.