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Inspiration Teaching School Alliance

National Teaching SchoolHethersett Academy, just outside Norwich, is a National Teaching School and at the heart of our Inspiration Teaching School Alliance.

The academy is at the forefront of our continuing professional development, offering our staff and those from other local schools the chance to enhance their teaching skills.

Rated Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted, Hethersett Academy students achieve some of the best GCSE results in East Anglia while maintaining a vibrant sporting and cultural life.

The Inspiration Teaching School Alliance includes regional partner schools including Bedford Free School, Cottenham Primary School, and Cottenham Village College, as well as the academies within the Inspiration Trust across Norfolk and north Suffolk.

Our team

The alliance is overseen by the Inspiration Trust's director of education, Christine Counsell - a world-recognised expert in curriculum and teacher training.

Hethersett Academy principal and National Leader of Education Gareth Stevens is also a key figure in the alliance, together with Thetford Academy curriculum director Heather Fearn.

Inspiration Trust chief executive Dame Rachel de Souza provides advice and guidance, together with the alliance's partner organisations.

The alliance also draws on the Trust's roster of subject specialist leaders, including Michael Fordham, Richard Kueh, Steve Mastin, Anthony Radice, and Summer Turner.

Join the alliance

If you have any questions about the alliance or would like to join, please contact or call 01603 971085.