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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: 13/02/2019 Three KS4 students competed in the Islington Borough Trampolining Competition. EGA came 1st place in the competition and Mia Yanez-Gonzalez De Bulnes (Year 11) also won best overall performer. Well done Mia, Leticia Sandoval-Solomon and Shani Warwick!
  • Posted on: 06/02/2019 Art of the week by Samiya Chowdhury in Year 8 🎨🖌️🖼️
  • Posted on: 05/02/2019 Gong hey fat choy! Gong Xi Fa Cai! To everyone celebrating here in London, in China and across the world - Happy Chinese New Year.
  • Posted on: 31/01/2019 9 RE students from Year 8 and Year 9 attended the Holocaust Memorial Event. The girls pledged "to stand up against any social injustice and be more open to dialogues around racism and discrimination". Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry were also present at the event.
  • Posted on: 31/01/2019 The Year 7 netball team played their first round in the Islington Borough Netball Tournament. All students played exceptionally well and managed to win all 3 of their games facing AMSI, Highbury fields and St Mary Magdalene Academy. Good luck to the team for the next 2 rounds!
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