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Palace Wood

Primary School

From little acorns, mighty oaks grow

LEAF Teaching School

In May 2018, Five Acre Wood Special School, Maidstone, was selected by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to become a teaching school. School leaders developed the LEAF teaching school, “Leading Education and Achievement For all”. Peggy Murphy, the Principal, has been identified as a National Leader of Education and has worked closely with mainstream school leaders to develop provision for SEN pupils locally.

We are delighted to be one of the partner schools who have joined LEAF and the Teaching School Journey. This currently involves supporting Initial Teacher Trainees (working with Canterbury Christ Church University, our accrediting institution, who provide a comprehensive training programme), providing School to School Support and developing Continuous Professional Development opportunities for all schools.

If you want to find out more about LEAF, please click here.