Slough Teaching School Alliance is a multiple teaching school alliance with three schools carrying formal Teaching School designation from the Department for Education. Operational delivery of the programmes and activities is undertaken by partner schools and organisations as indicated on the relevant pages.
STSA works with a number of strategic partners including:
- Slough Borough Council
- University of Reading
- Science Learning Partnership
All schools accessing STSA activities are regarded as partner schools. Some schools take on a more enhanced leadership role, for example by taking responsibility for a specific strand of CPD.
The Headteachers and Teaching School Directors of the designated teaching schools meet regularly to oversee the delivery of the teaching school alliance.
STSA is formally represented on the Slough Education Partnership Board and the Slough School Improvement Board and also reports routinely to the Slough Association of Secondary Headteachers (SASH) and the Slough Primary Headteachers Association (SPHA).
STSA is part of the North West London and South Central region of the Teaching School Council, and the Berks, Bucks and Herts sub-region.
STSA is formally accountable to the Department for Education for the spending of the annual Teaching School grant.
The operation and activities of the Slough Teaching School Alliance are funded from four sources of income:
- The annual Teaching School grant of £40,000 from the Department for Education
- Appropriate Body registration fees
- Traded services
- Occasional grants for the provision of specific programmes and activities
STSA funds are managed through two limited companies (Slough Teaching School Alliance and Slough Learning Services Ltd) with associated bank accounts, to ensure a separation between the teaching school funds and regular school budgets. The company accounts are audited annually by Landau Baker.