Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance


Welcome! The Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance is still operational but we are working remotely due to the current COVID-9 situation.  Please do contact us on info@portsmouthtsa.org  for general enquiries, alternatively you can contact one of the team directly and they will respond as soon as possible.

Sophie Venables, Teaching School Director Sophie.venables@portsmouthtsa.org

Lynn Nichols, School Direct Director Lynn.nicholls@portsmouthtsa.org   

June Hutchinson, NQT coordinator June.hutchinson@portsmouthtsa.org  

About us

The Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance is committed to raising standards and improving the outcomes for the young people of Portsmouth.

  • We find the best practice in the City and ensure it is shared and embedded
  • We help to attract and retain the best people to work with young people in Portsmouth schools
  • We provide high quality innovative CPD throughout your career from trainee teacher to system leader
  • We engage in and disseminate the findings of the best educational research

We are proud that our School Direct trainees have all secured jobs for September 2019. This outstanding result is testimony to the high calibre of trainees who were extremely well supported by our local schools, subject lead experts and HEIs.