Many of you will have seen in the local news that Tendring Technology College has been awarded Teaching School status and I have been made a National Leader of Education. This is an exciting development for us. Ofsted judged Tendring Technology College to be an Outstanding school with an Outstanding Sixth Form. This judgement is very difficult to achieve in the current educational environment. The outstanding badge gave us the opportunity to bid to become a teaching school. As a teaching school we will work with other partner schools, secondary and primary, to recruit and train high quality staff, research the most effective methods of teaching, create high quality school leaders to ensure we stay at the top of our game, and create a dynamic, exciting environment for learning that will give our students the best chance of success in a system that becomes more demanding intellectually for children of all abilities.