Web 2.0 Applications

There are some superb Web 2.0 applications that can support learning in the classroom. In June 2012 Jose Picardo delivered some excellent training at our West Midlands regional training course for NQTs. He has an awarding winning website, do look at Jose's Box of Tricks website-a truly a fantastic Read more

CPD Courses

We continue to offer a number of CPD activities focused on leadership development, excellence in the classroom, innovative ICT, stretching the most able and Gifted+Talented approaches. Our CPD opportunities will dovetail closely with our one day placements. Please look at our CPD page for details of our Secondary and Primary CPD Courses.  If Read more

Specialist Leaders of Education

    SLEs will develop the leadership capacity of individuals and teams in other schools, using coaching or facilitation support that draws on their knowledge and expertise in their specialist area.The work will contribute to improving outcomes for children, with priority likely to be given to supporting the needs of underperforming Read more

Leadership Development

The KEHS teaching school partnership continues to offer a number of tailor made leadership placement opportunities. If you are an aspiring middle leader or a senior leader aiming for headship then we are able to offer placements at KEHS and our partner Read more


Welcome to King Edward VI High School for Girls Teaching School website. As a Teaching School KEHS offers training and professional development for teachers as well as contributing to the raising of standards through school-to-school Read more

King Edward VI High School For Girls Teaching School

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King Edward VI High School for Girls was the only independent school, in the first cohort of teaching schools in 2011, to be granted teaching school status–a  designation entitling it to lead the training and professional development of staff. We are now in our third year of delivering our collaborative programme of support as a Teaching School.

The teaching school initiative, marks a shift towards school-centred training and development. Teaching schools are responsible for leading a group of schools, working with other partners including at least one university, to deliver high quality support for teachers and leaders at all stages in their career.

We have long worked with other schools in both the state and independent sectors believing in the huge benefits to everyone in sharing ideas and practice. We have been able to put together a very strong group of partners with whom we continue to work in order to deliver our teaching school objectives. We now have over 20 schools working with us as part of our teaching school alliance.

The National College for Teaching and Leadership has responsibility for the designation and quality of the teaching schools programme, working closely with the Department for Education (DfE).  The national network of teaching schools will grow to 500 by 2014.

The Chief Executive of the National College for Teaching and Leadership said: “To take on this role, teaching schools like King Edward VI High School for Girls need to be among the best in the country- outstanding in their own performance and have a track record of raising standards through school-to-school support.

“Over time teaching schools will harness the finest teaching talent in the profession to drive school improvement, and bring real benefits to pupils. Trainees will learn from the best teachers in action and those who want to step up to more senior leadership positions will be exposed to excellent practice within and beyond their immediate school.”