We are delighted that Bright Futures Educational Trust has been selected to join a national network of 87 centres of excellence for teacher training and development. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to build to on our existing partnerships and to work at scale across the school system. Deep collaboration, professional generosity, integrity and passion will drive the way we work and we will ensure children and young people are always at the heart of our decision making.
Our two new Teaching School Hubs will serve schools across two hub areas: Manchester & Stockport and Salford & Trafford, to provide strategic oversight of high-quality professional development to teachers and leaders at all stages of their career, and to play a key role in helping to support trainee teachers as they enter the workforce.
The Hubs will also help in delivering the Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms when these are rolled out nationally from September 2021, and will deliver a reformed suite of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) including new specialist NPQs. The Hubs will also deliver Initial Teaching Training (ITT), provide Appropriate Body Services (AB) and provide and signpost to other high-quality evidence based continuing professional development (CPD).
The Alliance for Learning will continue to complement the work of our Hubs through school improvement work, other CPD and of course our SCITT work providing initial teacher training. We are looking forward to working collaboratively with all partners such as Curriculum Hubs and Research Schools and of course harnessing the expertise in the system that will exist in legacy Teaching Schools.
We will build on and bring together all the good practice that already exists within CPD, networks, ITT provision and leadership development. This is the start of a really exciting journey together.