The Castle School is the lead school for the Affinity Teaching School Alliance. The family of schools which comprise the Alliance are: Bridgwater College Academy, Court Fields School, Haygrove School, Huish Episcopi, Whitstone. 

Together we reach the whole of Somerset and into Dorset and Devon, and have a wide range of contexts and provision. What we share are the same values that put the child at the heart of everything we do. Everything the Alliance does has to have an impact on practice in the classroom or it’s not worth doing. 

Teacher training

For a week's taster session or more information about training to become a teacher, please email: ATSA@castle.somerset.sch.uk

Leading Schools South West (LSSW)

LSSW is pleased to announce it has been successful in securing a three-year National Licence covering the SW of England to deliver the new NPQ's, National Professional Qualifications, from September 2017. Thank you to all those schools who pledged their support through the Bid.

The LSSW will be opening for applications for the new NPQs  in September, supported by ATSA.

http://www.leadingschoolssouthwest.org.uk

News update on NPQs

LSSW is pleased to announce it has been successful in securing a three-year National Licence covering the SW of England to deliver the new NPQ's, National Professional Qualifications, from September 2017. Thank you to all those schools who pledged their support through the Bid.

The government announcement of the successful applicants has only just been made following a two month delay due to the General Election. This will mean that marketing and recruitment will now begin in earnest at the beginning of the Autumn Term. Clearly it is too late to circulate information at this stage of the term.

Details of NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH including programme costs, course outlines, start dates and application processes etc. will be communicated to all schools in early September together with all other relevant information. Our aim is to recruit viable cohorts of delegates in local areas facilitated by local leaders at all three levels.