A BROMSGROVE school has been selected by the National College for Teaching and Leadership, (NCTL) to become a national teaching school, helping to raise standards.

Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying future leaders and providing support for other schools.

Chadsgrove was granted teaching school status in the latest designation round.

Deb Rattley, Chadsgrove's headteacher said: “We are delighted to have been awarded ‘Teaching School’ status.

"This is recognition for the hard working staff team who are always committed to providing the very best education for the pupils in our school.

"We look forward to offering a dynamic programme of professional development and research for teachers at all stages of their career, and to developing our partnerships with local universities and other schools."

Introduced in 2011, teaching schools are all rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted and mark a shift towards school-centred training.

The idea is to raise standards through school-to-school support, engage in research and development and ensure that the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful headteachers.

Charlie Taylor, chief executive of NCTL, said: “Chadsgrove should be very proud of their teaching school status. It recognises the school’s outstanding performance and its track record of raising standards through supporting other schools."