Northbourne CE Primary School is a strategic partner in the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance (OTSA). Teaching schools are part of the government’s drive to give schools more freedom and to enable headteachers to take increasing responsibility for managing the education system.  The Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance is a partnership of Oxfordshire schools, Oxfordshire County Council, the University of Oxford, The University of Reading, Oxford Brookes University and other significant educational organisations.  Our vision is that, by bringing together the strengths of all OTSA partners, we have a unique opportunity to develop a sustainable culture of aspiration, collaboration and excellence leading to a world class education for all young people in Oxfordshire.

The Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance is working in the following key areas: Initial Teacher Training, Research and Development, School-to-School Support, CPD and Leadership Development, Succession Planning and Talent Management, Special Educational Needs and Disability, NQT Induction and Professional Learning Networks.  Strategic Partner Schools take responsibility for delivery of a specific area of work within at least one key area in which they have particular expertise.