Exceed SCITT & Teaching Schools

Our pupils and students deserve good schools where they fulfill their potential. School leaders face a wide range of challenges to achieve this but the expertise to address these exists in schools within or beyond our own community. School leaders are best placed to drive effective school improvement. At different moments in time, schools will be in a position where they can provide support to their peers, formally or informally, or they need to access support from other schools to add capacity to address a specific priority. Schools are increasingly working with each other in this way as they continue on their journey of improvement – celebrating and sharing all that is effective and addressing the challenges together to the benefit the wider educational community and the life chances of our young people. This empowers leaders and their staff and gives schools a central role in developing a self-improving and sustainable school-led system. To effectively implement this model we need to utilise every schools’ passion, intelligence and talents.

Exceed SCITT and Teaching Schools is a developing community of like-minded school and system leaders who are committed to using and accessing the resources available to them – including teachers’ and leaders’ skills, expertise, and practice – to the benefit of all schools in Bradford and those across the region. Through bespoke tailored support, this Alliance of schools facilitate a range of inter-related quality assured school improvement opportunities “for schools by schools” including:

Exceed SCITT and Teaching Schools is a cohort five designated Teaching School led by Copthorne Primary School and Horton Grange Primary School, Bradford. As a hub for system leaders, the Alliance of member schools are contributing to shaping the local and national strategy for school improvement that makes us all “stronger through collaboration”.

Contact details:

General enquiries: exceedtsa@copthorne.bradford.sch.uk

School Direct and SCITT initial teacher training enquiries: itt@copthorne.bradford.sch.uk

Telephone: 01274 578606

Read our #WeExceed blog at http://weexceed.wordpress.com 


Our Professional Learning Campus at Copthorne Primary School, Bradford leads on the following areas:

Our Leadership Campus at Horton Grange Primary School, Bradford leads on:

  • School Leadership support, including the National Professional Qualifications, Executive Headteacher Programme, Multi-Academy Trust Leadership Programme, PREVENT and Safeguarding training, and school governance
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) and New to English (NtE) support, as a Centre of Good Practice
  • School-to-school support, including National and Specialist Leader of Education (NLE and SLE) deployments and Pupil Premium Reviews

Our partners

Strategic Board Partners

Copthorne Primary School

Horton Grange Primary School

Appleton Academy

Bronte Academies Trust (Oakworth, Lees and Haworth primary schools)

St John’s CE Primary School

Farnham Primary School

Bradford Bulls Foundation

Priestley Academy Trust (Green Lane, Lister, Margaret McMillan, Atlas, Lilycroft and Westbourne primary schools)

Strategic Partners

Princeville Primary School

Lidget Green Primary School

Crossley Hall Primary School

Bradford Central PRU

Horton Park Primary School

Canterbury Nursery School and Centre for Children and Families

Miriam Lord Primary School

Alliance Partners

Other partners

White Rose Maths Hub (Singapore Bar Modelling)

Northern Lights TSA (Science and leadership development)

Education Teaching Alliance, Lewsiham (Leadership development)

Wellspring Academy Trust (Leadership development)

Barnsley Teaching School Alliance (Leadership development)