A message from Andrew Warren
(Regional Schools Commissioner for the West Midlands)
I love the African proverb which says, "If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together." The proverb speaks of the power of collaboration at all times but particularly when the road is long and sometimes uncertain. Teach West Midlands represents a group of teaching schools and system leaders who are totally committed to recruiting the very best teachers so that our children and young people receive a truly, high class educational experience. Collaborative work in the territory of Initial Teacher Training is far from straightforward. However, we believe that by pooling the very best that we can offer we will train quality teachers ready for the challenges and sheer joy of teaching. Our aim as we work across this region is that our impact and effectiveness together is more than just the sum of our parts. I hope you find this website useful and that, if you decide teaching is for you, then you will work with us to make a positive difference in the lives of our children and young people.