Hillingdon Teaching School Alliance
Deanesfield is a strategic, Primary Partner in the Hillingdon Teaching School Alliance (HTSA) which exists to support Schools in Hillingdon and beyond to deliver an outstanding education.
We undertake to support all those schools and individuals who wish to share and develop their expertise in a collaborative way to raise standards for young people. Each Strategic Partner takes responsibility for one or more of the key areas below:
Initial teacher Training; Newly Qualified Teacher Training; Continuing Professional Development and Leadership Development; Succession Planning; Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs); Research and Development and School-to-school Support.
Teacher training opportunities at Deanesfield via the Hillingdon Teaching School Alliance (HTSA)
As part of our strategic partnership with the HTSA, we provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training placements. You can find all the information you need here. (NB:This link directs you away from Deanesfield's website)
Deanesfield has a long tradition of mentoring initial teacher training students and works closely with several higher education institutions to provide high quality, school-based experiences. We currently work with St Mary's University, Twickenham; London South Bank University; Brunel University, Middlesex University, Roehampton Institute and the UCL Institute of Education, mentoring students through their teaching practices.
We were delighted to receive the following, very positive feedback on our work from a tutor at the UCL Institute of Education:
"I just wanted to thank you and your staff for supporting our students so well and for the hospitality I was shown.
The two students I visited are clearly in good hands and I look forward to visiting on 22nd.
I also wanted to say what a lovely feeling your school has - both the physical environment and the children and staff. All in all our students are very lucky to find themselves with you."