Byron Court is a designated Teaching School
Teaching schools give outstanding schools a leading role in the training and professional development of teachers, support staff and Headteachers, as well as contributing to the raising of standards through school-to-school support.
Schools are only awarded this status if they can provide evidence of successful partnerships as well as excellent leadership with a proven track record of school improvement. Both the Headteacher and the school have to meet stringent criteria.
Schools work together within a teaching school alliance – a group of schools and other partners who are supported by the leadership of a teaching school.
Byron Court is the lead school for the Brent Teaching School Alliance (BTSA) working with a number of partners including UCL Institute of Education, Secondary, Primary and other Educational organisations. Our mission is to ensure that through collaboration, innovation, engagement and excellence, standards of teaching and learning are raised, resulting in improved pupil progress and attainment for every pupil in Brent and beyond.
The BTSA provides initial teacher training for the School Direct route into Primary and Secondary teaching. We are also a National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) accredited Appropriate Body for Newly Qualified Teachers and offer an extensive range of professional development programmes and opportunities.