Teaching School Hubs
Teaching school hubs are school-led centres of excellence for teacher and leadership training and development
The teaching school hub programme will create a network of 87 centres of excellence for teacher training and development, focused on some of the best schools and multi-academy trusts in the country. This programme replaces the previous network of around 750 teaching schools, which will end in August 2021.
Teaching school hubs will provide high-quality professional development to teachers at all stages of their careers.
They will be expected to play a significant role in delivering:
- school-based initial teacher training (ITT)
- the early career framework when it is available nationally from September 2021
- the new specialist national professional qualifications (NPQ)
- leadership NPQs
- appropriate body services for early career teachers - schools that are not currently appropriate bodies will need to register as an appropriate body after becoming teaching school hubs
Teaching school hubs will also promote and deliver other high-quality evidence-based professional development to school leaders and teachers.
For more information about teaching school hubs see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/teaching-school-hubs
Gloucestershire Teaching School Hubs
Teaching School Hubs serve all the schools in their area.
In Gloucestershire, there are two Teaching School Hubs, each covering different parts of the county:
Balcarras Teaching School Hub – Cheltenham, Cotswold, Stroud
Odyssey Teaching School Hub – Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Tewkesbury