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NETSP is a vibrant and unique partnership. It brings together nine excellent North East Teaching School Alliances, hundreds of registered partner schools and thousands of teachers, together with an internationally respected centre of higher learning.


NETSP recognises that leadership in schools has become a central focus of national development in education. It is also becoming a key priority in Ofsted inspections, because leadership at every level in the school is crucial to the quality of education children receive in the classroom.

Our vision and goal is to offer teachers in the region the highest standards of leadership training - developed and delivered here in the North East, by the region, for the region, and setting a national standard of excellence.


Our aim

To ensure that every teacher in the region has access to the best training, support and qualifications in their leadership development available anywhere in the country.


NETSP consists of Teaching Schools from different parts of the region


Founding partners

Sacred Heart Catholic High School, Newcastle

Carmel College, Darlington

St John Vianney and Holy Trinity Primary Schools, Hartlepool

St. Thomas More Catholic School, Gateshead

Whitley Bay High School, North Tyneside

SELEfirst and Prudhoe West First Schools, Northumberland

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University


New school partners

Academy at Shotton Hall, Shotton Hall Teaching School Alliance
Prince Bishops Teaching School Alliance
Emmanuel College Teaching School Alliance


The Programme Director is Dr. Anna Reid, Deputy Director of the North Leadership Centre at Newcastle University. (


Be part of our partnership

We are growing as more schools recognise the value of leadership development and partnership in their journey to excellence. If your school is not already involved and you would like to be and/or find out more what it means being a NETSP partner, please contact us.



NETSP is proud to be rated GOLD in leadership and management, and quality of provision by National College for Teaching and Leadership.

North East Teaching Schools Partnership
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Newcastle University,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU

T. 0191 208 8455

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