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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

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


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