Chessbrook Teaching School

Chessbrook was designated a Teaching School in April 2016. Our aim is to support the Herts and Bucks Teaching School Alliance by bringing to the table our extensive knowledge of support and development from within the SEND framework.

The headteacher has been a National Leader in Education since 2013 and has provided a range of schools with support and the Deputy headteacher has been a Specialist Leader in Education since 2014. In 2018 Mrs Miller, Primary coordinator and Ms Andrew, Lead Practitioner for SEND were also appointed as SLEs to the West Herts TSA. All of us have been able to work in a range of settings and with different teams of staff to provide advice, guidance and support.

We have in the past three years provided School to School Support in 7 schools, organised / presented at 8 conferences both within Hertfordshire and out of county delivering high quality CPD for teaching and non teaching staff.

Herts & Bucks Teaching School Alliance


The Herts & Bucks Teaching School Alliance is a collaboration of schools, universities and learning trusts in the south of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We have combined with the aim of sustaining and promoting an exceptional quality of education for the students and communities we serve. Each organisation involved shares a common ethos to deliver outstanding student outcome, has a proven track record of good practice and a desire to deliver world class education.

There are eight strategic partners comprising three schools, three universities and the learning trusts formed by Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire local authorities. In addition there are over 20 further schools as Alliances partners together with four universities and formal links established with other teaching schools. This combination across all types and stages of education ensure the Herts & Bucks Teaching Schools Alliance has the resources to deliver the range of services associated with a teaching school. Please click the below link to our web site for additional information.