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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

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  • Posted on: 16/01/2020 To help raise money for the homeless charity the PE department held a staff vs students benchball tournament. Despite students’ best efforts the staff remained undefeated throughout the tournament! We were able to raise a total of £165! 💕💕
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  • Posted on: 16/01/2020 Students on last term’s Spanish trip took home not just lasting memories, but also some beautiful journals. In words and pictures, they captured the beauty of Spain and their excitement of the travel experience 🇪🇸🌟😊
  • Posted on: 16/01/2020 We're so proud of our girls! Keep reaching for the stars! 🌟🌟🌟
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