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

"Thank you for your fantastic training. Can you stay here for 3 months?! We want to bottle your dynamism and knowledge. A lot of staff have been so enthusiastic about it, and have been sharing lots of ideas and using it in the classroom."

Assistant Headteacher at a whole school CPD event, focusing on metacognition, delivered to a school in Birmingham, 7 January 2019

"The session was great. Feedback was really good from staff.

Lead at the Directed Differentiation CPD session, delivered to a further education college, 16 January 2019

"Really engaging. Good to have strategies to take away and use."

Participant at the Making the Learning Stick CPD session, 30th January 2019

"Thank you. Really useful explanation as to why adolescents act and behave as they do. I will definitely be able to apply some of the techniques to my work. Brilliant presentation! I could have listened for hours!"

Participant at A Child’s Stages of Development CPD session, 10th December 2018

"The coaching training session was very beneficial to not only myself for CPD but also for my school. It is a great way for members of staff to support each other and develop new skills whilst also creating the opportunity to develop new initiatives within school."

Participant at the Coaching Training session, 23rd March 2017