Jim Heal (English Teacher and Behaviour & Discipline SLE) describing the use of Harkness to develop Independent Learning

Wellington College Teaching School Partnership

Wellington College was granted Teaching School status in March 2013. This followed several years of building links with other schools including projects to see the private and state sector working more closely together, such as the Independent State School Partnership (ISSP).


As a Teaching School we are looking to provide a continuum of professional development for staff in the education sector with the desired outcome of improving the educational attainment of pupils in schools. Our vision is to embed a culture of aspiration, collaboration and excellence, and to empower those working in schools to develop a strong learning culture using a self-improving education system and the sharing of best practice. In particular we would like to encourage the use of evidence based practice in schools and classrooms, through a more widespread use of research feeding into the continual professional development of staff.


Our partnership is currently made up of a number of partner schools, which branch across different sectors and different local authorities, and of 3 strategic partners which each help with the delivery of particular aspects of the Teaching School framework. We are very much a collaborative partnership and many of our partners deliver various aspects of the alliance's activity such as ITT via School Direct, continuing professional development (CPD), leadership development or school-to-school support.


If you are interested in joining our partnership please email or call us using the details on the contact us page.


Strategic Partners
Institute of Education, University of Reading
Institute of Education, London
Wokingham Secondary Federation


WCTSP Member schools 
Blessed Hugh Faringdon School
Bulmershe School
Carwarden House Community School
Collingwood College
Court Moor School
Edgbarrow School
King's International College
Oakbank School
Sandhurst School
St. Crispin's School
Tomlinscote School & 6th Form College
The Emmbrook School
The Forest School
The Holt school
The Piggott School
The Wellington Academy
Waingels College
Wellington College
Winston Churchill School


Our team
Under the guidance of Julian Thomas, Master of Wellington College, and Iain Henderson, Deputy (Educational Development & Partnerships), we are led by Rachel Carter as the newly appointed Head of the Teaching School. Rachel oversees all the strategic and business management of the Teaching School and is supported by Helen Maberly (Events Assistant) who coordinates all our events. We are also lucky to work closely with Katy Granville-Chapman who is the Director of the Wellington College Leadership & Coaching Institute and with Carl Hendrick who is the Head of Learning and Research at Wellington College.

The Wellington College Teaching School Partners