St Mary's is a member of the Yarrow Teaching School Alliance
Pro-active in its approach, the Yarrow Teaching School Alliance is a professional and dynamic alliance committed to raising standards in its schools and ensuring its pupils the very best educational experiences and outcomes. All member schools are firmly welded to the idea that the best way to train to teach is alongside good and outstanding professionals. We know that the best way to raise standards and to maintain them is through the provision of outstanding Continuous Professional Development for all our staff across the Alliance and we understand the importance of supporting each other through school to school support - a process that allows us not just to support other schools but to empower our own staff as we draw on their skills and strengths to support others.
Following a successful bid by St George’s CE Primary School to become a Teaching School, the Yarrow Teaching School Alliance (YTSA) was established in early 2014.