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The Cornerstone Teaching School utilises the power of digital technologies to support the workforce. Through the Teaching School platform we are supporting educators to share ideas and develop an inclusive education that will build firm foundations and future success for all learners. We are aiming to create learning environments fit for the 21st Century, equipping children both with the skills, knowledge and higher level competencies in a digital age. The teaching school is governed by a strategic board, partnered by schools across the westcountry and commercial partners.

By embedding digital technologies within education, we can harness their power to:

  •  Share ideas
  •  Encourage collaborative practice with other schools
  •  Understand more deeply the diversity of children's needs and how we might achieve high outcomes for all
  •  Spread innovative practice further
  •  Establish a school-led system of change
  •  Offer trainee teachers the opportunity to learn from some of the best teachers locally, supported by a culture of coaching and mentoring.
  •  Provide school-based and classroom-focused professional development



The Cornerstone Teaching School Lead is Nina Rothery, who has been teaching for 14 years and assistant headteacher at Broadclyst Community Primary School (BCPS) for 6.

Nina’s specialist areas are early years, curriculum development, staff development and CPD, student training and SEN.

As part of a leadership team, she made BCPS one of the first academies in the country in 2010, extended the Cornerstone Multi-Academy Trust and successfully bid for two new free schools, opened a school-run nursery, developed an international KS2 business project with Microsoft and opened the Cornerstone Teaching School.

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