Working with other schools

Belleville Teaching School

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Belleville is well-established in working alongside other schools. We are part of a strong network or ‘alliance’ of local partners, largely in the primary education sector. We believe strongly in a school-led system: schools helping other schools to succeed.

We are a designated Teaching School, Maths Hub and National Support School, and our executive head is a National Leader of Education. These highly regarded designations are part of the government’s plan to give schools a central role in raising standards and improving the quality of education provided for all our children. They are a recognition of the quality of the ongoing outreach and school-to-school work we have been part of and continue to lead.

Teaching Schools are good or outstanding schools that work with other schools to help them improve. Belleville was designated as a Teaching School as part of the first cohort in 2011. Since then we have engaged hundreds of teachers on high quality programmes and courses. The three core roles of a teaching school are to: co-ordinate and deliver high-quality, school-based initial teacher training (ITT); spread excellent practice by supporting other schools; and provide professional development for teachers and leaders across their network

Our programmes include:

School Direct Salaried Initial Teacher Training
Pre NQT Induction programme
Pre NQT Introduction to Singapore Style Maths
Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) programme
New Teacher Training programme (MA Level)
Recently Qualified Teacher (RQT) programme
Teaching to the Next Level programme
Middle Leader programme 
SENCo induction programme
Introduction to Singapore Maths 
Twilights for all
Mentor Twilights 
Leadership Twilights 
Leadership twilights overview


Maths Hubs are part of a collaborative national network of schools and colleges, which seek to harness maths leadership and expertise in order to develop and spread excellent practice. Their core purpose is to help schools and colleges lead improvement in maths education in England. Belleville was designated as a Maths Hub school in 2013. We are a lead school in the London South West Maths Hub, which covers the London boroughs of Wandsworth, Merton, Sutton, Kingston and Richmond.

National leaders of education (NLEs) are outstanding headteachers who, together with the staff in their schools (designated as national support schools), use their skills and experience to help schools in challenging circumstances. Belleville has supported many other schools to improve over recent years. We have extensive experience of working alongside and supporting other schools, across south London and beyond.

To find out more about our outreach work, or to book a place on one of our courses, please contact Lesley Dibbens at