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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