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  • Changes to National Professional Qualification funding: what it means for you

    Published 21/05/24

    This article explains the recent changes to funding for the Department for Education’s National Professional Qualifications (NPQs). Find out what it means for you and your school, trust or educational setting.

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  • Have you heard about the new NPQ for SENCOs?

    Published 15/05/24

    New for spring 2024, the NPQ for SENCOs is the first NPQ to be designed for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators.

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  • Schools' Mental Health & Wellbeing Conference 2024: In review

    Published 18/03/24

    Brooke Weston Trust and Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub hosted the inaugural 'Northamptonshire Schools' Mental Health & Wellbeing Conference 2024' on March 12th. With the theme 'Rising to the Challenge,' 160 delegates from various organisations, including Multi-Academy Trusts, Schools, and local services, explored invaluable insights, strategies and discussions led by field experts.

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  • The impact of the ECF

    Published 18/03/24

    In the past three years, we have welcomed 1000 new entrants to the profession in the region who, because of the ECF:

    • are skilled, reflective practitioners, who can identify granular approaches that create effective learning,
    • that understand deeply the cognitive science of how pupils learn and how this applies to their classrooms and subjects, 
    • that understand the importance of inclusion and have developed strategies they can harness to meet the needs of all students,
    • who have the confidence in their practice, supported by regular feedback from their expert mentors.

    So, while there are no doubt drawbacks to the universality of the ECF, I believe that the framework has had a hugely positive impact. There is now, for the first time, an equity of access to evidence-based practice and a strength of practice growing across the region in the profession. The benefit of this for the young people across the school communities of Northamptonshire is reason for optimism.

    Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub is pleased to share two recent research publications into the impact of the ECF:

    1. ECF evaluation report published

    DfE has published the year 2  Evaluation of the national roll-out of the early career framework induction programmes ( This contains an analysis of ECT and mentors experiences through the first cohort of ECF trainees.

    1. Developing and Retaining Talented Mentors: How Leaders Can Make Their School More Attractive for Teachers and Better for Students

    This report (Interim Research Report #3: Developing and Retaining Talented Mentors) arises from the UCL Centre of Educational Leadership led study The Impact of the Early Career Framework (ECF) programme of the work, engagement, wellbeing and retention of teachers: a longitudinal study, 2021 -2026.

    Interested to learn more about the findings in this report? Join this FREE event, led by the UCL Centre for Educational Leadership, to hear panellists discuss research from the study and explore how leaders can make their school more attractive for teachers and better for students.

    Date and time: 17 April 2024, 5:00pm – 6:30pm


    Chair: Dr Deborah Outhwaite (BELMAS Chair)

    Professor Caroline Daly, Professor of Teacher Education, UCL IOE

    Dr Vanessa Ogden CBE, CEO of Mulberry Schools Trust, TSHC member

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  • Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub proud to be ‘redesignated’ in Northamptonshire for four more years

    Published 07/03/24

    Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub is proud to announce that following a successful application to the Department for Education (DfE), it has been redesignated as the teaching school hub for Northamptonshire.

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  • Change Lives, Train to Teach

    Published 29/02/24

    Have you thought about a career in Teaching?

    Come join us at one of our Train to Teach Northants events and learn more about the various teacher training routes in Northamptonshire.

    Meet Northamptonshire's expert providers and find out more about you best route into teaching.

    18th March 2024 | University of Northampton | 5 - 7pm

    Your journey into teaching starts here!

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  • Change lives in your community

    Published 28/02/24

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to change the lives of young people in your area?

    Join our Teacher Training programme in September 2024 to make a real difference and change lives. From September 2024 we will be offering our School Centred Initial Teacher Training Programme (SCITT) in the following subjects:

    • Primary
    • Early Years (3-7)
    • Mathematics*
    • English*
    • Biology*
    • History
    • Geography*
    • PE
    • Spanish*

    *Bursaries available

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  • Northamptonshire Schools' Conference 2024: Mental Health & Wellbeing

    Published 21/02/24

    Following the resounding success of last year's Safeguarding Conference, Brooke Weston Trust and Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub proudly announce the eagerly anticipated Schools' Conference for 2024. This year, the conference will explore Mental Health & Wellbeing, addressing crucial issues facing our school community here in Northamptonshire.

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  • Thanks to Our Sponsors: Northamptonshire Schools' Mental Health & Wellbeing Conference 2024

    Published 21/02/24

    After the success of Northamptonshire Schools' Safeguarding Conference in 2023, Brooke Weston Trust and Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub have secured sponsorship to host a second annual conference free of charge for Northamptonshire Schools.

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    Published 10/01/24

    We are delighted to share that we have opened the new destination of “Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub” (NTSH). Our new home supports our mission to be a centre of excellence for every teacher and leader in Northamptonshire.

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  • School Leader Bulletin | January 2024

    Published 05/01/24

    Welcome back and happy new year.

    This bulletin covers some key updates for school leaders around NPQ recruitment, ECF registration and ITT opportunities.

    In this email:

    1. Final call | Fully funded NPQs deadline approaching
    2. ECF Registration for Spring 2024
    3. Become a SCITT partner school
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  • The new Primary Maths NPQ is here!

    Published 12/10/23

    Have you heard about the new NPQ in Leading Primary Mathematics?

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