Take your teaching

To the next level

Teaching School Hub Status

Angel Oak Academy, the STEP Ahead Teaching School’s base, has just been designated as the Teaching School Hub covering East Sussex and Brighton & Hove.  We will be operating in this capacity from September 2021 and the team is excited to begin this new chapter, supporting even more schools in the South East.

Please bear with us while we update our website to reflect our new provision.

Read the DfE press release regarding Teaching School Hubs here.


Initial Teacher Training

Our training provides our graduate teachers with the knowledge and experiences to enable them to succeed in the classroom.

Continuous Professional Development

Whether you are an NQT or an experienced teacher or leader, our courses will help you to develop your practice and get better faster.

School-to-school Support

Our support service will provide you with bespoke strategic advice, enabling you to plan for the next stage in your school’s development.

Our Vision

STEP Ahead Teaching School Alliance is based at Angel Oak Academy, part of STEP Academy Trust. The trust’s vision is: ‘to establish a family of outstanding academies where world class leaders place the children at the heart of everything.’ At the alliance, we share this vision for high-quality schools with fantastic teachers and leaders for every child. Join us in making this a reality.

Angel Oak Academy

Applegarth Academy

David Livingstone Academy

Gonville Academy

Heathfield Academy

La Fontaine Academy

Tudor Academy

Turnham Academy

Breakwater Academy

Burfield Academy

Hawkes Farm Academy

High Cliff Academy

Phoenix Academy

White House Academy

Telscombe Cliffs Primary School

Telscombe Cliffs Primary School

Holy Cross CoE Primary School

Benedict Academy

Park Academy

Westbridge Academy

Our Network

Our network comprises our strategic partners and members. We currently have members across the south-east – schools who share our desire for high standards and excellent training in education. Contact us to find out more about becoming a member and share in what we have to offer.

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