We are proud to introduce you to the Inspire Teaching School Alliance. We are a group of innovative schools and universities committed to excellence, leadership, faith and progress.

It is led by St Paul's Catholic College as a National Teaching School and National Support School. These are the three virtues that we believe are most important:


We make a deep rooted commitment to aspiring for all that is best for students and staff in our alliance and in schools we work with.


We believe to be 'outstanding in every way' we need to have exceptional teachers and school leaders.


As a group of schools we have a special commitment to supporting and developing faith schools.

Who is Inspire?

The Alliance is led by St Paul's Catholic College, a National Teaching School and National Support School in West Sussex. We work very closely with our strategic partners who cover a broad area of the South East region and share a firm commitment to 'outstanding education and learning'.

We have a wide range of other schools, universities and organisations as associate partners who are also actively involved including the delivery of the School Direct programme. We warmly invite you to get involved in all that we do and look forward to working with you in the future.

At the Inspire Teaching School Alliance, we work collaboratively with Bosco TSA on the key areas of teaching school work: teacher training, teacher development and raising achievement in schools. We are fully committed to teacher training but also to supporting the professional development needs of teachers at every stage of their career. Our Teaching School Alliances work collaboratively with a range of partners: primary and secondary schools; faith and secular; maintained and independent; universities and special schools to deliver the best possible experience of teaching as a profession. We have trained over a 100 teachers in the last few years and have over a 100 teachers enrolled on our development courses this year alone. St Paul’s also leads the Sussex Maths Hub, a national government initiative into its fourth year that has revitalised maths education in Sussex with around 30 projects impacting on teachers and pupils this year.

Our Team

Keith Perera

Keith has been at St Paul’s since 2004 and currently is an Assistant Head at the school. His responsibilities in school include being Director of the Inspire Teaching School Alliance and Senior Lead for the Sussex Maths Hub. Keith is fully committed to teacher training and has been involved in various roles throughout his teaching career - at present he is an Associate Fellow at the University of Sussex.

He is proud of Inspire’s role in growing School Direct working with outstanding teachers, schools and universities. One of his biggest achievements is training someone who turned out to be one of his bosses! You could be next…

Simone Graham

Simone is the Support Manager for the Inspire and Bosco Teaching School Alliance. She coordinates events and bookings through the Teaching School and manages recruitment for all School Direct places across the Alliance. She project manages various initiatives to recruit and support teachers in schools in Sussex and beyond.