The Crypt School was designated as a teaching school in March 2013.

Teaching schools are part of the government’s drive to give schools more freedom and to enable schools to take increasing responsibility for managing the education system. Teaching schools give outstanding schools a leading role in the training and professional development of teachers, support staff and head teachers, as well as contributing to the raising of standards through school-to-school support.


We aim to work collaboratively with partner schools in our alliance by actively providing support and training, helping to identify and develop key areas for improvement and in essence, we wish to establish a lasting partnership where everyone involved feels able to share ideas and give valuable input as well as receiving various benefits that come with being part of the partnership. We are very open in working with non-partner schools or schools who are in other alliances if they require a specific area of expertise that we can offer. 

The main areas of development as defined by the government are;

•    Initial Teacher Training / School Direct
•    CPLD / Leadership Development
•    School to School Support

The Gloucestershire Teaching School Alliance Network represents all of Gloucestershire's teaching schools and works with the aim of facilitating communication between the teaching schools and co-ordination of their activities. 

A website has been established as a 'one stop shop' for information and this includes a matrix giving an overview of the types of CPD on offer from each of the teaching school alliances, for more information visit: www.glostsan.co.uk


Mrs Paulina Kirkpatrick, Assistant Headteacher - Director of Learning and Pedagogy
e-mail:  pkirkpatrick@crypt.gloucs.sch.uk

Mrs Sharon Bailey, Part-time Teaching School Administrator
e-mail:  sbailey@crypt.gloucs.sch.uk


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