TSH Berkshire Teaching School Hub
Langley Grammar School has been designated by the Department for Education as one of 81 new Teaching School Hubs from September 2021.
Each hub has its own defined geographical patch and is expected to be accessible to all schools within that area.
Our defined area covers the six local authority areas of Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead, Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire, with a total of around 350 schools.
The focus for the Teaching School Hub is on teacher training and development, recognising teacher and leadership development as the most important form of school improvement.
Hubs are expected to build strong partnerships with other schools to support teachers and leaders, at every stage of their career, in every phase and type of school in their hub area. Activities that Teaching School Hubs will be expected to undertake include:
- Promotion and delivery of Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
- Delivery of the Early Career Framework (ECF)
- Delivery of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) for middle and senior leaders
- Providing Appropriate Body (AB) services for Early Career Teachers
- Other Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
- Other activities on behalf of DfE that may be specified individually or across the network
Our Teaching School Hub operates under the name TSH Berkshire from September 2021. We have commissioned a new website and associated social media accounts:
TSH Berkshire interim website: www.tshberkshire.org
TSH Berkshire Twitter account: @TSHBerkshire
Our aim is to work through delivery partners across the county; we will be supporting, facilitating and building on the strong local collaborations that already exist. We look forward to establishing relationships with key delivery partners who will implement the different strands of the Teaching School Hub remit.
We will be contacting all schools in our area with details of our offer as plans are progressed. In the meantime, you can contact us by emailing:
|Janet Roberts||Teaching School Hub Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Teaching School Hubs were designated in February and are currently working with the DfE and the Teaching School Council to learn more about how to deliver their remit. The national rollout of the programme is following a defined timescale.
Some key dates in the roll-out are as follows:
TSHs agree which Early Career Framework provider to work with in their area
Discussions with potential delivery partner schools and other organisations.
Successful providers for the new NPQs announced.
TSHs decide with NPQ providers to work with to offer the qualifications in their area.
Publicity of Hub activities
Recruitment of facilitators for ECF and NPQ programmes
Recruitment to NPQ programmes
Registration of Early Career Teachers for the ECF.
|July 2021||Current Teaching School programme finishes. Existing Teaching School designations cease.|
|September 2021||New Teaching School Hubs fully operational.|
For further information, please visit these DfE websites;
General information about Teaching School Hubs
Early Career Framework