Teaching Schools Alliance

Wickford Teaching School Alliance   is an Alliance of schools in South Essex and King’s Lyn. Our Alliance includes Infant, Junior, Primary, Secondary and an all-through Special School. It also includes two Multi-Academy Trusts.


Wickford TSA provides School Direct Salaried & Tuition Fee places in collaboration with Essex & Thames SCITT; it offers school-to-school support in many areas from two NLEs & sixteen SLEs. We also provide CPD for teachers and leaders and are a Stonewall Train the Trainer institution. We have run a DfE funded Equality & Diversity project for LGBTQI+ leaders. Our Research & Development partners are Anglia Ruskin University & the Martix Maths Hub. Our international research work has been through Erasmus + funding and has taken us to Finland, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Poland & Denmark.

Jane Robinson -Teaching School Director


Jane is currently Wickford Teaching School Director, having been a Director in Hackney & Newham previously. She is also the East of England Teaching Schools Council Regional Representative, the North East London Local Lead and the National Representative for Workload.  Jane is a trained Stonewall Trainer and also an Assessor & Facilitator for the National Professional Qualifications.


Jane taught English & Drama in secondary schools in South London for 18 years. She then became Newham's G&T Advisor. This role included supporting Newham's 15 secondaries & 65 primaries to stretch their most able pupils. Jane also began a vibrant Newham Debate League, coordinated the drama part of the Newham Arts Festival and championed the teaching of Latin with Cambridge University. She was seconded to work with London Gifted & Talented and taught English at The University of Canterbury Christ Church for 2 years.


Jane taught in a Primary school in East London for 5 years and in two Infant schools for 2 years.


She has a wide experience of teaching at all age ranges.



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