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 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.
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.”