Teaching School Hub Successful Application

Haybridge High School and Sixth Form has been selected to become one of the 81 schools in England selected to be designated as a new teaching school hub and provide high-quality professional development to teachers and leaders. Teachers across the country will benefit from vital developmental support and expert advice, allowing them to improve a broad range of vital teaching skills, under plans announced by the Department for Education. The teaching workforce will get best-practice and expert advice on how best to engage with pupils, lesson planning, and classroom management, as the teaching school hubs programme is rolled out across the country.

The teaching school programme was announced in 2019. The 81 new hubs will provide nationwide coverage for the first time, and every school in England will now have access to a local centre of excellence for teacher training. The hubs will provide high-quality professional development to teachers and leaders at all stages of their career and play a key role in helping to build up trainee teachers as they enter the workforce. This will further level up the quality of teaching, allowing every child to receive a world-class start in life no matter where they are born.

Each hub, all of which will be operational and helping schools from September 2021, will have its own defined geographical patch and will be expected to be accessible to all schools within that area, serving on average around 250 schools each.

Anita Jenkins, Director of the SCITT and Teaching School, Haybridge High School

The national roll-out is a great opportunity for system-level change to strengthen and simplify professional development at all stages of a teacher's career. As a centre of excellence we pride ourselves on our ability to connect with others locally and collaborate at scale. We look forward to working together and offer our support to other schools.

Stephen Brownlow, Chief Executive of The Four Stones Multi Academy Trust said:

We are absolutely delighted to have been selected as one of the new teaching school hubs and look forward to working with the next generation of educators over the years to come. The Four Stones Multi Academy Trust is driven by our mission of providing a world-class education to all of our children. That world-class education can only happen with world-class teacher development, and through the teaching school hub we will be helping new and existing teachers and leaders develop the expertise they need to help deliver on that ambition.


More information on Teaching School Hubs is available at Teaching school hubs

More information on the Early Career Framework reforms is available at Early career framework reforms: overview

More information on the National Professional Qualifications reforms is available at National professional qualifications (NPQs) reforms

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