We are delighted to welcome you to our Teaching School Hub. We are committed to working in partnership with all Early Years providers, Primary, Secondary, Alternative Provision, Special Schools, Further and Higher Education providers and other stakeholders in our region.
We firmly believe that this Hub belongs to our region and our partners. We want every teacher, school leader, and other school staff and Governors to have the best professional development that they can and we are committed to providing this, signposting to other providers and commissioning development opportunities where there are gaps in the region.
We have a long track record of working in ITT, working with the Dfe on recruitment and retention (our CEO sits on the Expert Advisory Group for recruitment and retention that launched the Early Career Framework along with other recruitment and retention strategies).
We work in partnership with other curriculum hubs in our region, research schools and other key stakeholders including Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead Local Authorities, CofE & Catholic Dioceses and Sunderland University. We are also committed to working in partnership with other Teaching School Hubs in our region.
We exist ultimately to support our region in having the best professional development offer from the moment someone decides they want to train as a teacher in our region, right throughout their career.
As we said - this Hub belongs to you, so please do get in touch and tell us what you need and want from us! We can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
The teaching school hub programme is a Dfe strategy dedicated to supporting teachers throughout their teaching career. It forms part of the implementation of the recruitment and retention strategy to raise teacher quality and effectiveness.
A network of 87 centres of excellence for teacher training and development have been designated across the country, in order to provide high-quality professional development to teachers at all stages of their careers. This replaces the previous network of around 750 teaching schools, which ends in August 2021.
The idea of the Hub is that we act as the "hub" for the whole region, signposting schools, teachers, leaders and prospective teachers, to professional development at every stage from training to be a teacher, through to executive leadership. This is for all schools including Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Specialist and Alternative Provision along with all contexts of schools including faith schools.
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