Ponteland chosen to train next generation

A Northumberland middle school has been chosen to help train the next generation of teachers.

Ponteland Middle has been selected to become a National Teaching Schoolworking with 16 schools and 12 strategic partners from across the county and Newcastle.

Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession.

Charlie Taylor, chief executive of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said: “Ponteland Middle School should be very proud of this achievement.

“The school has been recognised as a centre of excellence in its area, with an outstanding performance and a track record of raising standards through supporting other schools.”

The school was one of of only 60 in England to be granted teaching school status in the latest round of the scheme,