About Fairfields Teaching School Alliance
Teaching Schools were introduced by the government to enhance school improvement. As an outstanding school, Fairfields School was designated in 2012 by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. Our alliance comprises over 40 primary, secondary and special schools across Northamptonshire, committed to working in partnership to improve teaching and learning and provide the best outcomes for pupils.
We provide high quality training and support to schools across the county. We encourage our partner schools to share best practice, learn from each other and become contributors to the alliance. All member schools benefit from professional development for staff and effective support to improve learning outcomes. We strive to fully support our schools to become outstanding.
You can visit the Fairfields school website at the link below:
Our Teaching School
Our offer follows the principles of the “Big Three” for teaching schools
(1) Initial Teacher Training
We provide training for those wishing to become teachers through our School Direct programme which has been thoughtfully desgined to expose trainees to school settings and develop their abilities through learning on the job.
(2) Continued Professional Development
We offer an extensive CPD programme that aims to improve teaching practice and provision in schools.
(3) School to School Support
Our highly experienced practioners including Specialist Leaders in Education, Local Leaders in Education and National Leaders in Education are on hand to assist improvements in your school and outcomes for pupils.
Joining Fairfields TSA couldn't be easier! Schools who would like more information or would like to request an invoice for membership should email . All schools who have previously been a member will automatically be sent a membership renewal email in the summer term, simply reply to the email to confirm your continued membership and access to our fantastic offer.
For academic year 2019-2020, our alliance member schools will be able to build a CPD programme that fits their individual school needs. Each member school is entitled to a FREE place on one of our extended CPD programmes and can benefit from over 40 free CPD individual training sessions. Members will also receive discounts on the majority of our charged courses and have exclusive access to a range of network groups as part of their membership package. Don’t forget, membership also enables you to keep up to date with the latest updates via our website, newsletters and events.
For membership enquiries, please contact Charlie Furniss via our Contact Us page.
Our membership fee information is available for download below.
You can find our most recent newsletters on our News page.
Designated Safeguarding Lead - Refresher
Tuesday, 11th May 2021 10:00 am
SEND Training & Development
Tuesday, 11th May 2021 5:00 pm
New Governor Programme
Thursday, 13th May 2021 6:00 pm
SEN Descriptors and High Needs Funding
Tuesday, 18th May 2021 9:30 am
Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCPs) - Requests for Statutory Assessments
Tuesday, 18th May 2021 1:00 pm
SEND Training & Development
Tuesday, 25th May 2021 5:00 pm