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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 / Copenhagen Primary / Drayton Park Primary/Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Secondary / Holloway 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 2018/2019 (run in twilight sessions):

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

Become an Expert Teacher

Beyond Expert Teacher

Middle Leaders

Mentor Training

Pastoral Leaders

Senior Leaders

Specialist Leader of Education


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 2019 start, applications open in October 2018. Applications are via UCAS. 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

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.

Course Information 2019/20



TSA Newsletter Issue 1 September 2018

TSA Newsletter Issue 2 December 2018



  • Posted on: 17/05/2019 Some EGA students visited the last week to a watch a performance of 'Three Sisters'. This trip was a part of the Arts Award the students have been working on. Well done for all your efforts so far girls! 🎭🎭🎭
  • Posted on: 17/05/2019 Well done to the Year 8 and 9 girls for being committed, dedicated and resilient in the football league on Wednesday. They played well and demonstrated great skills throughout all their matches and will play the final three matches next Wednesday. ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️
  • Posted on: 17/05/2019 🎉The EGA orchard was opened on Tuesday afternoon! ✨The orchard has apple and cherry trees and there are gooseberry and raspberry plants. Thank you to all those students who are skilfully looking after the EGA garden kitchen. 🍎🍏🍒🌲🌿🌸
  • Posted on: 17/05/2019 10 of our Debate It students in Year 7 had the privilege of visiting the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. They had a tour of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The students then had the opportunity to take part in a workshop in the Parliamentary Education Centre.
  • Posted on: 02/05/2019 This week, we held auditions for a voice-over role for the 'Chefs in Schools' film. Students met the Director of the short film and recorded their voice-overs on a professional microphone in the recording studio! 👩‍🍳🎙️
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