The Department for Education has confirmed the 6 new teaching school hubs that have been successful as part of the department’s ‘test and learn’ programme (which we launched in May 2019) to reform teaching schools and the wider approach to system leadership.
The teaching school hubs ‘test and learn’ programme involved an application and assessment process to become a designated hub. In October, the department notified successful applicants, but the details have not yet been made public yet due to the pre-election period. All successful applicants have now accepted their offers. 6 schools will lead teaching schools hubs in 5 areas of the country.
The new hubs will aim to simplify the way struggling schools are supported, with each hub expected to work with between 200-300 schools. They will provide support to local schools in three main areas: school-to-school support, continuing professional development – and teacher recruitment and retention.
Read the full announcement here.
A Message From our Chair
We believe that Teaching School Hubs will strengthen system leadership and build on the excellent work that is already taking place in many parts of the country. They will create further capacity. This will ensure there is more robust, collaborative provision to meet any given local need. In many regions this way of working is already taking place to good effect. This policy recognises the success of such practice.
CEO ATLP and Chair, Teaching Schools Council