Who We Are

A network of excellence

The Hackney Teaching Schools' Alliance is a supportive partnership of primary, secondary and specialist schools, each with a proven track record of successful improvement.

Steered by two national teaching schools; Clapton Girls' Academy, Kingsmead Primary along with Stormont House (Specialist Provision) and Millfields Community School, we work to improve the quality of teaching and leadership through effective collaboration and personalised support.

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What we do

Teaching schools have an important role to play in a school-led system and school improvement. The HTSA upholds excellence, taking a more focused role that prioritises:

LEARNING - co-ordinating and providing high-quality school-led training from Initial Teacher Training to Senior Leadership Training

COLLABORATION - creating a supportive network of schools that come together regularly to explore excellent practise at all stages of teaching

SUPPORT - providing high-quality formal school-to-school support, particularly to schools that need it most

DEVELOPMENT -  providing evidence-based professional and leadership development for teachers and leaders across their network

What we offer

The HTSA provides a range of high quality professional learning which includes:

  • high quality School Direct teacher training working alongside Cumbria University for early years, primary phase

  • a successful Newly Qualified Teachers Programme for primary and secondary phase

  • a tailored middle leader training programme delivered by expert professionals

  • a Successful Classroom Practice course for teachers in the second or third year of teaching

  • Numbers Count training for teachers and TAs quality assured by Edge Hill University

  • bespoke school improvement work delivered by experienced and specialist leaders in education

  • pupil premium review

Our Alliance

A supportive and collaborative partnership

The following schools join our Executive Board to form a strong and successful Alliance:

Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form

Benthal Primary School

Petchey Academy

Randal Cremer Primary School

Wentworth Nursery School

Harrington Hill Primary School

The Boxing Academy

Gayhurst Primary School

Nightingale Primary School

Rushmore Primary School

Sir Thomas Abney Primary School

Key Strategic Partners

The HTSA work in partnership with the following to ensure effective collaboration and support:


Join our alliance.


If you are interested in joining our alliance or would like further information on how to collaborate with us please use the enquiry form below or complete our membership form and return to htsa@clapton.hackney.sch.uk

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Contact Us

How to find us.

Hackney Teaching Schools' Alliance

c/o Clapton Girls' Academy

Laura Place


E5 0RB


Tel: 020 8985 6641 ext: 265


Enquiry form

For any information or queries, please complete our enquiry form or alternatively, you can email us directly on:


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