Who We Are

Shireland Teaching School Alliance comprises of a mixture of primary and secondary schools in the Sandwell area and beyond, working together with our partners to provide the capacity and expertise to deliver excellence across the Teaching Schools’ agenda.

The Lead School in our Alliance is Shireland Collegiate Academy; an Ofsted rated Outstanding school.

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Our major strategic partners include:

  • The University of Warwick
  • Microsoft
  • SMART/Steljes
  • RM Books
  • Living Schools Lab
  • Whole Education
  • IGGY
  • Apps For Good
  • Lord Jim Knight at Step A Consultancy

Please see the ‘Our Partners’ page for more detailed information.


Through these wide-ranging and powerful partnerships, we can work with educational professionals and schools in the following areas:

Initial Teacher Training. We offer both primary and secondary School Direct places with a mixture of training and salaried places.

Technology Enabled School Improvement (TESI).

Training and development of subject leaders and mathematics teachers.

Support for Research and Development projects.

Support for schools tailored to the need of the individual school. This could include support with, for example:

Data management

Financial management

Management of change


Staffing and staff development

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