New Teaching Schools Hubs- invitation to launch event 21 April, 4.00pm!

Norfolk and Waveney Teaching School Hubs Launch: Find out more about the Early Career Framework and its implications for schools

Dear colleagues

You will have seen our recent announcement in the Norfolk E-Courier about the exciting new Teaching School Hubs for Norfolk and Waveney. The new hubs will support schools by coordinating and offering high quality training for school staff. We are delighted to introduce ourselves and let you know how we will be serving the needs of schools within Norfolk and Waveney. We also want to invite you to our launch event on the 21 April at 4pm (details below).

The two new Teaching School Hubs are

  • Inspiration Teaching School Hub - Breckland, South Norfolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney
  • Julian Teaching School Hub - Broadland, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, North Norfolk and Norwich

Teaching School Hubs will be offering these services

  • Delivery of the Early Career Framework (ECF)
  • Delivery of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)
  • Delivery of Initial teacher training (ITT)
  • Providing Appropriate Body (AB) services for Early Career Teachers
  • Other, bespoke continuous professional development (CPD)

We will be making sure that the coordination and logistics of our services are streamlined and straightforward for schools to engage with. We are working closely with Norfolk County Council as a fellow Appropriate Body to ensure clarity and consistency for all of Norfolk's schools.

Early Career Framework (ECF) national roll-out

The ECF is part of the Department for Education's teacher recruitment and retention strategy. This offers an entitlement to a fully funded, two-year package of structured support for all early career teachers (ECTs). The ECF is underpinned by the best available research evidence. From September 2021, new teachers will receive induction support and training over two years instead of one, with funding for schools to support a reduced timetable over two years, as well as the extended commitment needed from school-based mentors. Schools that sign up to work with a DfE-approved provider (as with our Teaching School Hub offer) will receive extra funding to cover enhanced training and use of school-based mentors.

We know that in this year of change, whilst the ECF will be pivotal to supporting teachers whose initial training has been affected by the pandemic, you may not yet have had the opportunity to consider its implications for your school. Together with Norfolk County Council, we invite you to join our online launch event.

At the launch event

  • We will confirm our DfE approved provider
  • Outline our high- quality provision
  • Tell you about changes to statutory guidance for schools on new teacher induction
  • Tell you about the future role of Appropriate Bodies

Wed 21 April 4pm-5pm (book here)

This is the start of an exciting journey of training and teacher development in Norfolk and the eastern region, and we look forward to further collaboration and dialogue with you over the coming months.


This news item was published : 18 March 2021.

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