The teaching school hub programme will create a network of 87 centres of excellence for teacher training and development, focused on some of the best schools and multi-academy trusts in the country. This programme replaces the previous network of around 750 teaching schools, which will end in August 2021.
Teaching school hubs will provide high-quality professional development to teachers at all stages of their careers.
They will be expected to play a significant role in delivering:
- school-based initial teacher training (ITT)
- the early career framework when it is available nationally from September 2021
- the new specialist national professional qualifications (NPQ)
- leadership NPQs
- appropriate body services for early career teachers – schools that are not currently appropriate bodies will need to register as an appropriate body after becoming teaching school hubs
Teaching school hubs will also promote and deliver other high-quality evidence-based professional development to school leaders and teachers.