ESW Associate & Strategic Leader of Teaching & Research Schools, Roger Pope CBE keeps colleagues informed about forthcoming Early Career Framework engagement events and the new suite of NPQs...
"The Government rightly wants 'a Golden Thread' of professional development from ITT to NPQQEL and we are here to help you weave it."
In addition, you can read more and book your place at this year's TSSW Summer Conference with a stunning line-up of speakers.
There's more information about Early Career Framework School Engagement Events for school leaders to find out more about the national roll-out from September 2021 and opportunity to be part of a Teacher Research and Innovation Work Group about Parental Engagement in Maths with the CODE and Jurassic Maths Hubs.
Plus the latest offers and events from our partner Teaching School Alliances and Curriculum Hubs.
We hope you enjoy reading this issue.
Congratulations to Colyton Grammar School who have recently been awarded the status of Teaching School Hub by the Department for Education.
Colyton joins Kingsbridge Community College (part of Education South West) as one of the 87 schools nationally that have achieved this award, which is granted to schools with a track record of exceptional pupil performance and leading training in other schools.
The new Colyton Teaching School Hub will become a centre of excellence for teacher training and development, covering 194 schools in the four Devon districts of East Devon, Mid-Devon, North Devon and Torridge. The funding will be used to deliver national and local training programmes. In doing this, Colyton will draw on its strengths in curriculum, leadership and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
From the start, Teaching Schools South West has worked closely with Colyton Grammar School, and there is a shared vision for creating a ‘two hub, one programme’ model for schools in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay. This vision is now being translating into reality as the Kingsbridge Teaching School Hub and Colyton Teaching School Hub, and a partnership of schools, trusts, teaching schools, curriculum hubs and the Kingsbridge Research School are working on planning next year’s programme.
The programme will include the new national Early Career Framework, a new Appropriate Body service for assessment and supporting Early Career Teachers, reformed NPQs and a wide range of evidence-based CPD. The focus of this partnership will be to improve the educational experience and outcomes for students Devon, Plymouth and Torbay by supporting schools to develop and recruit the very best teachers.
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