Huge Sutton-based partnership is chosen to be a Teaching School Hub

The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) is delighted to announce that it has been appointed a Teaching School Hub for North Birmingham.

The respected partnership, which is made up of 14 schools in Birmingham, North Warwickshire and Staffordshire, will be one of the country’s 87 Teaching School Hubs (TSHs). The hubs will be school-led centres of excellence for teacher and leadership training and development, focussing in particular on the Department for Education’s (DfE) ‘golden thread’ of ITT, the Early Career Framework and National Professional Qualifications.

The ATLP was invited by the DfE, along with other high performing schools, rated good or outstanding, to apply to become teaching school hubs.

Joe Gavin (centre) of the Arthur Terry Teaching School with trainees Mark Smith and Emily Hamilton.
Joe Gavin (centre) of the Arthur Terry Teaching School with trainees Mark Smith and Emily Hamilton.

Richard Gill CBE, CEO of the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership and chair of the Teaching Schools Council, said: “We are thrilled to have been designated a Teaching School Hub. This successful appointment means that we can continue to provide high quality school to school support, teacher training and the professional development of staff. We look forward to working with schools and partners across the region.”

This is not the first time the partnership has been designated a centre of excellence. In 2011, Arthur Terry to became one of the country’s first 100 teaching schools and one of only two nationally accredited School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) providers at that time, in a bid led by Richard Gill. The Arthur Terry National Teaching School (ATNTS) is recognised as a leader in this area and the formation of the new Teaching School Hub will build on ATNTS’ outstanding work to date.

The teaching school hub programme will create a national network of 87 centres of excellence for teacher training and development, replacing the previous network of around 750 teaching schools. Teaching school hubs (TSH) will provide high quality professional development to teachers at all stages of their careers. Teaching school hubs will also promote and deliver other high-quality evidence-based professional development to school leaders and teachers.

“We are thrilled to have been designated a Teaching School Hub. This successful appointment means that we can continue to provide high quality school to school support, teacher training and the professional development of staff. We look forward to working with schools and partners across the region.”
– Richard Gill CBE, CEO of ATLP and chair of the Teaching Schools Council

They will be funded for three years (subject to confirmation) and will be accessible to every school in the country. They will receive an annual grant, subject to conditions, including demonstrating progress against key performance indicators. Each hub will have its own defined area and must serve all schools within it, although this will not prevent hubs from working with schools outside their area.

Teaching School Hubs were piloted in 2019 in selected areas of the country.

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