School Direct with the Chimney House Alliance

Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School is the lead school on behalf of the Chimney House Teaching School Alliance which is a well-established National Teaching School, one of the first in the country, and has a national reputation for highly successful collaborative working in the fields of CPD and ITT.

Teaching schools are outstanding schools with a strong track record of supporting other schools. Teaching schools are part of the government’s drive to give schools more freedom and to take increasing responsibility for managing the schools system. As well as offering training and support for their alliance themselves, teaching schools will identify and co-ordinate expertise from their alliance, using the best leaders and teachers to focus on what is known as the big 6:

  • Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
  • CPD (Continuous Professional Development)
  • School to School Support
  • Succession Planning
  • Research and Development
  • SLEs (Specialist Leaders of Education)


Karen Fuller
Tel: 01477 689500
Fax: 01477 534489

CHA 2014-15 Cohort