Welcome To The Oaks - Teaching School Alliance


The Oaks Teaching School Alliance (TSA) is a group of Schools, Local Authorities, Universities and the Diocese of Liverpool who have a shared ethos of working together to improve outcomes for children in our area. Oakdene Primary School in St Helens and St Mary and St Pauls CE Primary School in Knowsley have joined together to form The Oaks Teaching School Alliance. Our TSA is a superb way for us to share what we have learnt and continue to develop and contribute to the wider educational system. We have a proven track record of delivering outstanding professional development, Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and school to school support over the last three years.

Our Teaching School Alliance 
Oakdene Primary is the Lead School in the alliance having been designated as a National Support School. The designation has enabled us to bring together good practice from each of our alliance partners to create an offer that will benefit other schools. 

The Teaching School remit covers six areas: 
1. Initial teacher training (ITT through School Direct) 
2. Succession planning and talent management 
3. Continuing professional development 
4. School-to-school support 
5. Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE) 
6. Research and development 

Our Aims 

  • Our aim is to improve the quality of teaching and learning consistently across the alliance and improve student outcomes in all of our schools, and beyond. 
  • We aim for schools in the alliance to aspire to be outstanding and that all schools will be able to contribute to our alliance. 
  • Our role is to create a culture of learning in which school leaders and teachers collaborate to share expertise, tackle challenges together and realise their aspirations for themselves and for their pupils. 

Our Values 
What we do, and how we work, is informed by a set of values and beliefs shared across The Oaks TSA. 

Helen Lee 
Headteacher of the Oaks Teaching School

Contact Us

Tel: 0151 443 2664

Fax: 0151 443 2707

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