A National Teaching School

Encompass is a partnership of nine schools providing Initial Teacher Training in the South and West Norfolk Area led by Chapel Road School

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Continual Professional Development

Encompass  will deliver high quality CPD, tailor made to meet the needs of the extended work force, which includes:   First entrant into the teaching profession – Newly Qualif...

Partner Schools

Information about the partners of   ENCOMPASS - the Inclusive Teaching School Alliance Organisation Phase Key strength/contribution                                         Cha...

Our Moral Purpose:

Extend best practice to maximise positive learning and inclusion for All. Our high focus on best practice and generic teaching skills includes thorough grounding in special ed...

Strong Partnership

Our high focus on best practice and generic teaching skills includes thorough grounding in special educational needs and vulnerable pupils. This will ensure that all pupils learn as well as they possibly can across all phases and schools.

Following 12 months of development and planning of a strong partnership with nine other schools the application to the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) was successful.

High Quality

Teaching Schools are outstanding schools that work with a team of other schools to provide high-quality school to school support through training and development for experienced as well as new school staff. They also train and develop the new work force of teachers and support staff and provide support to schools facing challenges.

They are part of the government’s plan to give schools a central role in raising standards through school centred training and development.

Outstanding Success

The criteria to apply to become a Teaching School was very high, including the lead School being an outstanding school with a proven record of showing excellent leadership and school improvement over several years.

The South and West Norfolk Teaching School Alliance (TSA) called ENCOMPASS was initiated by Karin Heap, Headteacher at Chapel Road School

The Encompass Partnership

Secondary Academies

Primary Schools

Complex Needs Schools


Teaching schools receive an annual grant known as core funding. This is paid directly to Encompass via the lead school. This will enable Encompass to build its leadership and administrative capacity to lead its alliance.

Generally the funding is:

Year 1: £60,000

Year 2: £50,000

Year 3: £40,000
Year 4: £40,000

Encompass :: The First Year

Further develop and grow Initial Teacher Training with our partners at SNITT and UEA. We already offer School Direct Salaried (SDS) places and hope to include School Direct Non-Salaried (SDnS) and PGCE coursed from September 2015.

Offer a range of Continual Professional Development (CPD) through courses and Joint Practice Development (JPD) Programmes. Courses will include the Headteacher Support Programme (HSP) and training for Special Educational Need Coordinators (SENCOs) as well as direct support and training by sharing good practice between schools.

Use the skills and expertise within our team of schools to support other schools. We will develop and deploy our team of System Leaders (experienced school leaders) and Local Leaders of Education (LLE) and Specialist Leaders in Education (SLE) to provide tailor made support to other schools.

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