Queen Mary Crescent, Kirk Sandall, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN3 1JT

01302 882221



Kirk Sandall Infant School

Partners in Learning


Kirk Sandall Infant Academy was designated as a Teaching School in 2013. Teaching Schools have been designated to take a lead role in leading the training and professional development of teachers, from initial teacher training to headship as well as contributing to the raising of standards through school to school support.

Partners in Learning aims to create an inclusive and productive partnership which will lead to the improvement of teaching and learning and improved outcomes for pupils across all schools within the teaching school alliance.

The alliance will utilise the expertise from across the alliance to support and improve the quality of teaching and learning, the experience of students engaged in initial teacher training and improve the outcomes for pupils within schools from across the region.

The role of the teaching school:
As well as offering training and support for their alliance, Partners in Learning will identify and co-ordinate expertise from their alliance, using the best leaders and teachers to:

  1. play a greater role in training new entrants to the profession
  2. lead peer-to-peer learning
  3. spot and nurture leadership potential
  4. provide support for other schools
  5. designate and broker Specialist Leaders of Education
  6. engage in research and development

Being designated as teaching school has created lots of exciting opportunities for our school..... including opportunities for staff to work as system leaders and engage in exciting research projects. Partners in Learning  was also been designated as a Research School in 2017 which we are very proud of.

The teaching School is based at The Pinfold Building , Sheep Dip Lane, Dunscroft, Doncaster , DN7 4AU - 01302 888550  

For more information visit http://partnersinlearning.org.uk/