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The Angel Islington Teaching School Alliance

Our Vision

Improving the education of all learners regardless of starting point or background.


Our Values

  • Building our community through education;
  • Having a passion for education;
  • Exploring creative approaches to teaching and learning;
  • Working in collaboration with all partners, inside and outside the alliance.


Key Contacts

Tina Southall
Associate Headteacher, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School

Jeff Cole
Islington School Improvement Service

Dionne Smyth

Jo Dibb
National Leader of Education and Executive Headteacher, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School


An Islington based partnership of Islington schools along with Islington LA and UCL Institute of Education:

Arts and Media (AMSI) Secondary / Beacon High Secondary / Copenhagen Primary / Drayton Park Primary / Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Secondary /  Hugh Myddelton Primary / Moreland Primary Newington Green Primary / New River College (PRU) / Park View Secondary / Prior Weston Primary / Richard Cloudesley Special / St Luke’s Primary / St Peter & St Paul Primary / Vittoria Primary / The Virtual School


For further information about any of the courses or support below, please contact:


Courses for 2019 / 2020 (run in twilight sessions):

Courses are free for Alliance members, and open to non-alliance members.

TSA Training Leaflet 2019-2020


Expert Teacher Programme  2019 - 2020

Embedding Expert Teacher Practice 2019 - 2020

Mentor Training  2019 - 2020

Middle Leaders Flyer 2019 - 2020

Pastoral Leaders 2019 - 2020

Senior Leaders Flyer 2019 - 2020


School to school support:

A range of bespoke packages can be arranged to meet your needs. 


We are currently researching:

  • Trauma Informed Practice (with Islington LA and CAMHS)
  • Positive Mental Health Strategies (with the Anna Freud Centre)
  • In 2017 we participated in the NFER Setting Research


School Direct

For a September 2020 start, applications open in October 2019. School Direct (tuition fee) is a training route into teaching where trainees get high quality training and experience through UCL Institute of Education or London Metropolitan University and at two placement schools. Training teachers of the future who will inspire future learners to excel is key for ensuring individuals and the wider communities grow and thrive. We encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences to share our journey to education excellence.

School Direct Information 2020 / 2021

Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship 

We also offer an apprenticeship programme for those who are currently employed in a school and have teaching assistant, or similar experience. Graduate Teaching Apprenticeships are a school-led route into teaching at both primary and secondary stages. Application is via UCAS.

London Metropolitan University Apprenticeship Guide



TSA Newsletter Issue 1 September 2018

TSA Newsletter Issue 2 December 2018

TSA Newsletter Issue 3 June 2019

  • Posted on: 01/04/2020 Year 11’s Inaya has been dedicated to her online learning and has worked extremely hard. Work was initially set on Mathswatch, but Inaya used her initiative to complete work from Corbett maths which showed great determination and resilience 🔢🧮
  • Posted on: 01/04/2020 Students have been working hard at home, submitting their work to teachers via online portals such as Google Classroom and Show My Homework. We are very proud of the girls for staying committed to their studies. Some great work is being produced
  • Posted on: 01/04/2020 Year 7 student Zarah has been getting creative.  Here is her poster - a bright and cheerful reminder to be grateful to all the people who are working so hard in the NHS! Fantastic work!
  • Posted on: 01/04/2020 Tutor time is continuing with tutors and tutees connecting via Google Classroom. Ms Singh keeps her group’s spirits up by posting a daily joke. If you want to find out more, check out this week's newsletter, published on Friday 📰
  • Posted on: 01/04/2020 School has been open for some children this week and the few staff who are in have been exceptionally busy. A very kind parent dropped off three gorgeous cakes to make the days seem sweeter. Thank you so much! 🍰🥮🧁
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