Welcome to Northern Saints Teaching School Alliance

We are a Teaching School Alliance led by two outstanding schools located in South Tyneside: St. Wilfrid’s RC College and St. Aloysius Infant and Junior School. The Alliance is a true partnership of Secondary and Primary schools and Further and Higher Education Institutions, working together to develop a strong learning culture using a self-improving education system and the sharing of best practice.

“As Headteachers of the two Teaching Schools in the Alliance, we are very excited about the opportunities we can create by working collaboratively through the Alliance and beyond to share expertise and explore new approaches to teaching and learning. By bringing together the strengths of all we have the ability to develop a culture of aspiration and excellence to ensure sustainable improvement and development across all the schools we work with. In doing so, we aim to improve the achievement of all of our students and raise the life chances of young people across the region.”

Mr TB Tapping

Mr TB Tapping

Executive Headteacher, St. Wilfrid’s RC College, St. Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive, St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy

Mr N Conway

Mr N Conway

Executive Headteacher, St. Aloysius Federation, St. Michael’s RC Primary School

About Us

Upcoming Courses & Networks

"A superb afternoon of training. It inspired and motivated me further regarding coaching"

Participant at the Coaching Training session, 23rd March 2017

"It was very well handled and facilitated. Non-threatening and very inclusive"

Participant at the Coaching Training session, 23rd March 2017

"Very good - one of the best sessions I've attended recently"

Participant at a whole school CPD event for St. Aidan’s Catholic Academy, Sunderland

"Excellent delivery. Lot of practical ideas. Good mix of 'lecturing' and team work"

Participant at a whole school CPD event for St. Aidan’s Catholic Academy, Sunderland, 18th January 2017

"I really enjoyed the evening. I found it very interesting and actually it has made me feel more positive and confident as I can see now where I am now and how I can develop"

Participant at ‘Aspiring School Leaders – Driving Improvement as a Middle Leader’ event, 16th November 2016

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