Teaching School Hub Programme
Teaching School Hubs (TSHs) play a key role in implementing the DfE's vision of world-class professional development opportunities for teachers that support recruitment and retention in the profession. TSHs deliver ITT, ECF/AB, NPQs and CPD, contextualising national programmes into local area settings. To achieve this, TSHs build system partnerships with national lead providers, curriculum and specialist hubs, research schools, LAs, schools and trusts.
Colyton and Kingsbridge TSHs: A joined-up approach
The two designated TSHs for Devon, Plymouth and Torbay are Colyton and Kingsbridge. Working together as part of South West Institute for Teaching (SWIFT), both TSHs offer a single, joined up approach, combining governance, staffing, and operations. This allows us to be more efficient and have more time and resources to support schools and trusts.
About Colyton TSH
Colyton Grammar School (Colyton) was designated a Teaching School Hub by the Department for Education in January 2021. The Designated Area includes the Local Authority Districts of East Devon, Mid-Devon, North Devon and Torridge, covering 194 schools.
About the school
Colyton is an exceptional school with a long-standing track record of transforming pupils’ lives, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. In 2020 Ofsted rated Colyton ‘Outstanding’, describing the school as ‘exceptional’. Outcomes for all pupils are excellent, including disadvantaged: ‘Last year 18% of disadvantaged students went to Oxford and Cambridge and 79% attended Russell Group universities…. all disadvantaged pupils were entered for EBacc last year’ (Ofsted). Its principal areas of expertise cover STEM, Early Career, Higher Attainers and Leadership Development.
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About Kingsbridge TSH
Kingsbridge Community College (part of Education South West) was awarded Teaching School Hub status by the Department for Education in January 2020, one of six Test and Learn hubs that were designated ahead of the National Roll Out in January 2021. The Designated Area includes the Local Authority Districts of Exeter, Plymouth, Torbay, Teignbridge, South Hams and West Devon, covering 317 schools.
About the college
Kingsbridge is an outstanding school that has consistently performed well above National because of high expectations, excellent teaching, and a strong, knowledge-rich curriculum. Kingsbridge has a history of being at the forefront of school-led system innovation. It was in the first cohorts of Teaching School, NPQ licensees and Research Schools. Kingsbridge is part of the Education South West MAT. ESW aims to provide an educational experience which is outstanding. Outdoor activity plays a big part in the broad and balanced curriculum. As well as traditional academic subjects staff also champion practical subjects and technical education. Sport, art, technology drama and music play a key role in all the ESW schools. ESW includes 3 secondaries (Coombeshead Academy, Kingsbridge and Teign School), 1 all-through (Dartmouth Academy) and 6 primary schools. ESW also has a University Technical College specialising in engineering and health sciences.
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Contact Sarah Frame