Three schools in the Castle Point area joined together in 2014 to form the BTSA (Benfleet Teaching School Alliance):
The Appleton School
The King John School
Kingston Primary School
Following reforms to the teaching school programme, the three lead schools formed the BTSA (Benfleet Team Supporting All) in 2021 with the aim of continuing to deliver on the golden thread of professional development to support all schools within our locality. The BTSA will endeavour to shape and strengthen Initial Teacher Training, deliver the Early Career Framework programme, provide high-quality evidence-based training and build effective and enduring school partnerships to sustain school improvement.
The BTSA works closely with our strategic partners to deliver Initial Teacher Training and the Early Career Framework: