A Dagenham school has been selected to lead the way in raising teaching standards across the borough.
All Saints School, in Terling Road, has won teaching school status from the National College for School Leadership. It means teachers and staff at All Saints will receive special training so they can help other schools improve their standard of teaching.
Headteacher Kevin Wilson said: “I’m delighted that the school has received this prestigious recognition. It’s a testament to all the hard work shown by many people who contributed to earning the school the label of ‘outstanding’.
“I must also thank a number of professional colleagues for their help and support in fulfilling one of our ambitions.”
School staff are going to the National College’s Learning and Conference Centre in Nottingham to learn more about their role.
Steve Munby, chief executive of the National College, said: “Teaching schools like All Saints need to be at the top of their game to take on this role – outstanding in their own performance and with a track record of raising standards through school-to-school support.”
The aim for All Saints staff is to work with other schools to improve teaching standards and help