Teaching School Hubs

The Department for Education (DfE) has designated Grange Lane Infant Academy as Teaching School Hub for Barnsley and Doncaster, and Selby and Wakefield. As part of a consortia of prominent partners, the high-performing academy submitted a bid in October, with news of its multiple designation at the end of January.

“The news is a real vote of confidence by ministers in our consortia. The most rewarding part of the process has been meeting with like-minded individuals and using the bid to bring together the collective talent we have in the region.”

Paul Tarn, CEO

The DfE’s new Hub programme has created a national infrastructure of 87 centres of excellence for teacher training and professional development, replacing the previous network of over 750 Teaching Schools. The Hubs are responsible for the delivery of the DfE’s golden thread for recruiting and retaining teachers, providing the very best in initial teacher training, newly qualified teacher induction, early career teacher support and CPD pathways to retain and develop expertise for the entire workforce, including new national professional qualifications for school leaders, headteachers and executive leaders in multi-academy trusts.

“The news is a real vote of confidence by ministers in our consortia. The most “We are excited by the immense possibilities this opens up to schools across Yorkshire. We look forward to working with our partners, and together with other new Hubs, to achieve great things for all children in our region. A key first step in developing this new way of working will be meeting with partners to share and shape our plans together.”

Jo Twiby, Executive Director – Delta Teaching School

Louise Chappell, Headteacher of Grange Lane Infant Academy, is delighted with the news: “We strive to achieve the very best for our children and we relish the opportunity to work with an even wider community through this new role as a Teaching School Hub.”

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