Harton Academy

Harton Academy is a mixed 11-18 secondary school in South Shields rated as outstanding by Ofsted in 2013 in every area.  Designated in 2011 as part of the first cohort of teaching schools, Harton Academy has developed a  fluid alliance of over 40 schools, HEIs and the local authority and has an excellent team of experienced skilled leaders and outstanding practitioners.  At the forefront of school improvement and provision of high quality training and professional development for teachers and leaders at all stages of their career we are in a position to deliver an increasing range of teaching school initiatives.


  • School Direct Lead school for Initial Teacher Training since 2013 with 25 new trainees commencing in September 2019 , https://harton-tc.co.uk/teaching-school-alliance/itttrain/
  •  Wide range of  workforce  development opportunities for staff at all stages of their careers
  • Link Primary Teaching School, Mortimer Primary 
  • 1 National Leader of Education, 1 Regional System Leader and  27 Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) across a range of subjects and leadership areas
  • Designated SLE training school which has trained over 700 SLEs from across the region and has also trained a team of 12 facilitators from teaching schools across the region to ensure all newly designated SLEs received high quality training
  • Regional Lead School for Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) in Secondary Mathematics, Physics, Core Maths and MFL, As well as delivering our own mathematics and physics programmes we coordinate provision of 10 further schools to ensure all non- specialist teachers who seek to do so can access high quality subject training at a convenient location https://harton-tc.co.uk/teaching-school-alliance/13-cpddevelop/
  • Director of Teaching School who is an SLE and is Workforce Development Strand Lead for ANTS


Lynn Culkin
Director of Teaching School

Harton Academy

Lisle Road
South Shields
NE34 6DL

0191 4214050 (ext 205)
lculkin@harton academy.co.uk