Improving classroom practice is at the heart of all we do and this is a natural step for us to link with other schools who believe the same.

From September 2016, Simon Balle became part of the Alban Teaching School Alliance for teacher training.  We have previously been able to operate as a sole provider in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire to put on the ‘Schools Direct’ Programme of initial teacher training.  However, from September 2016, schools must be part of a wider alliance and like many schools in Welwyn, we will join the established and highly successful St Albans TSA.