Leading Lessons

Leading Lessons at Bishop Rawstorne

‘Every teacher needs to improve, not because they are not good enough, but because they can be even better.’
Dylan Wiliams

All of the staff at Bishop Rawstorne strongly believe that to offer the very best education to our young people, we need to keep abreast of the most recent developments in teaching and learning.   Collaboration with other schools is a key part of this and our status as a Teaching School means we have a shared vision with our partners to provide the very best in cutting edge CPD and outstanding teacher training.

Our CPD programme is available to colleagues across the alliance and can be accessed here. The programme is intended to support staff in addressing whole school priorities, individual training needs and also to encourage the sharing of joint professional development with colleagues across the alliance. If you would like further information on attending any of the sessions offered or wish to host a training event or have suggestions for future sessions, please contact Nicky Dimmer – hwinter@bishopr.co.uk

Teaching and Learning

Colleagues are keen to share ideas in our half termly teaching and learning newsletter, a copy of which can be found here.


Using IRIS Connect to develop learning

At Bishop Rawstorne we are using ‘IRIS’ lesson observation camera technology to support our staff and associate teachers with professional reflection and development. Further details can be seen here:


If you would like to visit us to see IRIS in action, please feel free to contact Emma Gregory egregory@BishopR.co.uk  at the school.

Teaching School Networks

As a Teaching School alliance, we are keen to contribute and develop a support network for colleagues in different schools. The aims of these networks are for subject specialists, with different levels of expertise, to meet and share good practice in teaching and learning strategies. The meetings also provide a forum for discussion of subject specific issues, both local and national and facilitate collaboration between schools on subject specific projects.

Specialist Leaders in Education

A number of our staff have been appointed as Specialist Leaders in Education which means that they have been recognised as outstanding practitioners in their field of expertise. They regularly support colleagues in other schools as well as proving an excellent medium for the transmission of ideas between schools across the region.


We will be hosting a ‘TeachMeet’ events on Monday 5th October.  A TeachMeet is a free, informal conference where teachers present creative and innovative teaching strategies they are using.


Further details will be available nearer the time.