Bloxham Primary School is a Strategic Partner school in the Oxfordshire Teaching School Alliance (OTSA). Teaching schools are part of the government's drive to give schools more freedom and enable headteachers to take increasing responsibility for managing the education system.
OTSA is a growing partnership of Oxfordshire schools, Oxfordshire County Council, The University of Oxford, 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.
OTSA works in a number of key areas including Initial Teacher Training, REsearch and Development, School-to-school support, CPD and Leadership Development, Succession planning and Talent Management, SEND, NQT Induction and Professional Learning Networks. Strategic Partner schools and organisations take responsibility for delivery of a specific area of work within at least one key area in which they have particular expertise. Partner schools contribute to, or participate in, at least one of the areas.
There are 235 schools working with OTSA in 2015/16.