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East London Teaching School Hub

East London Teaching School Hub is one of 87 Teaching School Hubs designated by the Department for Education. Each Teaching School Hub has a specific geographical area: our Hub has a responsibility to all 176 schools in Hackney and Tower Hamlets.

East London Teaching School Hub will deliver world-class development programmes for teachers at every stage of their career. Drawing on the passion, expertise and capacity from across Tower Hamlets and Hackney, we will equip teachers with the techniques, motivation and confidence they need to make a difference for every pupil in our region.

Our Strategic Partners

East London Teaching School Hub, based at Mulberry School for Girls, is working with school leaders and key strategic partners to build a comprehensive network of teacher development excellence and an enhanced professional learning community of practice:

 

Find out more about
East London Teaching School Hub’s approach

Initial Teacher Education

Over the coming months, East London Teaching School Hub will work with local school-based ITT providers to share good practice and explore ways of collaborative working.

Please find below information on the current ITT provision from our strategic partners:

PRIMARY ITT:

London East Teacher Training Alliance (LETTA)

Our values, of innovation, aspiration, generosity and equality, determine how we work together and underpin our decision-making.  Our values can be seen in curriculum decisions and in the activities we undertake.

LETTA offers both fee paying and salaried apprenticeship courses for the 3-7 and 5-11 age phases. We also offer a SEND specialism for all age phases, including 7-14, and a maths specialism.

Facilitators leading centre-based training are selected for their subject knowledge and excellent level of engagement with trainees.  They include well known writers, researchers and consultants. The content will be delivered through a combination of face-to-face training, live webinars, school visits, online study tasks, projects and school-based practice in four settings.

We can offer our trainees the opportunity to be creative and innovative.  We include a science residential, links with local theatres, arts organisations and museums. Trainees’ wellbeing is important to us and we offer a varied package of support from informal to formal specialist help and advice. We also have a mentor training programme which supports mentors in their role.

Alongside centre-based training, trainees will be studying for a PGCE with 60 Masters credits. This will be led by tutors from Sheffield Hallam University (SHU).

More information can be found at   https://www.letta.org.uk/tsa/

Hackney Teaching and Schools’ Alliance (HTSA)

The HTSA offer a salaried postgraduate teaching apprenticeship with a placement in one of our alliance schools, leading to Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE. Our high retention of teachers is based on our reputation for excellence in Initial Teacher Training, and many of our former trainees are now successful teachers in our schools. The schools in our network are diverse, and we carefully match trainees with their placement school to ensure a successful fit, as well as great outcomes for each trainee and for the class they are placed in.

As well as gaining invaluable experience in the classroom, apprentices are supported by knowledgeable experts from within our schools who mentor them through the course. Our apprenticeship is a school-led, employment-based route, meaning trainees earn the inner London unqualified teacher salary (from £22,849*) during training. There are no tuition fees to pay, as they are met by the apprenticeship levy. We offer a supportive local network led by specialists with expertise in teacher development, and the opportunity to access additional high-quality professional development through our tailor-made HTSA training programme. This is designed to complement the course elements led by our partner university, London Metropolitan University.

More information can be found at https://www.hackneytsa.org.uk/learn/#traintoteach

Primary Advantage Initial Teacher Training

We have 150 teachers across our 8 primary schools in Hackney with almost a third of them having trained as student teachers with us. You will find many of our excellent class teacher mentors keen to share their own training experience with you.

We train our teachers for the profession, not just for our schools, but are proud that many stay with us growing as both excellent practitioners and leaders.  We have long been a close partner of the Institute of Education – UCL offering the School Direct Tuition Fee route in partnership with them, and are also partnered with London Metropolitan University for the Post Graduate Apprenticeship Programme.

To find out more about our current programmes and the high quality support we offer our trainees please visit:  https://primaryadvantage.co.uk/train-to-teach/

SECONDARY ITT:

City Excellence in Teaching (CET)

Currently, Mulberry School for Girls coordinates City Excellence in Teaching, a partnership of secondary schools in East London, who offer School Direct programmes. We recruit trainee teachers who share our commitment to social justice and our core belief that every child deserves the best quality education and outcomes regardless of background.

Collaboration amongst schools ensures that trainees across CET’s programmes benefit from challenging, varied and engaging opportunities.

To learn more about City Excellence and the ITT programmes we offer, please visit our dedicated website: www.cityexcellenceinteaching.co.uk

Early Career Teachers (ECTs)

From September 2021, statutory induction is changing to two years:

  • Early Career Teachers will be entitled to a two year package of professional development and mentoring based on the Early Career Framework.
  • Schools will receive additional funding in the second year to support a 5% timetable reduction for ECTs and continued mentoring in year 2.
  • There are different options for schools to deliver the Early Careers Framework and more details can be found here.
  • New teachers will continue to be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards.
  • Appropriate Bodies will continue to ensure Early Career Teachers receive their statutory entitlements and will make the final decision as to whether that teacher has met the Teachers’ Standards. Local Authorities and Teaching School Hubs can act as Appropriate Bodies.

The East London Teaching School Hub Early Career Framework offer:

East London Teaching School Hub intends to offer the UCL Institute of Education Full Induction Programme. The Full Induction Programme includes:

  • Fully funded, research led, professional learning for Early Careers Teachers and their Mentors
  • The programme will be a combination of face to face and online learning delivered by professionals who understand the context of local schools
  • Schools accessing our Full Induction Programme will be entitled to additional funding for mentor training (equivalent to 36 hours of backfill time over two years per mentor) in addition to the statutory funding for ECT and mentor off-timetable time and free training and support.

For more information
on the Full Induction Programme

CLICK HERE

East London Teaching School Hub will also signpost schools to specialist
ECT teacher development programmes offered by local strategic partners.

What to do next

If you are interested in our Full Induction Programme

For a step by step guide to the registration process please click here

You can also view a recording of a recent ECF information session we held below along with a copy of the slides here.

Register NOW with the DfE to secure your place for a November start

National Professional Qualifications

East London Teaching School Hub will be delivering the suite of new and reformed National Professional Qualifications in partnership with Teacher Development Trust and UCL Institute of Education. The first cohort of NPQs begins in November 2021 and the second cohort will begin in February 2022.

Scholarship funding to support participants to access the reformed suite of NPQs is planned from September 2021 and details will be confirmed by the Department of Education soon.

Our NPQ facilitator team will consist of expert facilitators from across Hackney and Tower Hamlets with a deep understanding of our local context.

Want to start a BRAND NEW NPQ with East London Teaching School Hub in November?

DON’T DELAY! APPLY TODAY!

  1. Register NOW with the DfE to secure your place for a November start
  2. Choose which NPQ course you want to do and which lead provider ‘Teacher Development Trust’ or ‘UCL Institute of Education’
  3. When asked, select ‘East London Teaching School Hub’ as your Local Delivery Partner

East London Teaching School Hub
and Teacher Development Trust NPQ partnership

We are a delivery partner for Teacher Development Trust NPQs. Please click on each programme for more information.

  • National Professional Qualification for Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD) – supporting the training and development of others
  • National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT) – developing teachers who are subject leads or responsible for improving practice in a subject or phase
  • National Professional Qualification for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC) – developing teachers who have responsibilities for leading behaviour and culture
  • National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

Please click here if you would like to register your expression of interest in the Teacher Development Trust NPQs or, to start your application process straightaway, click here to begin.

East London Teaching School Hub and
UCL Institute of Education NPQ partnership

We are also a delivery partner for UCL Institute of Education for the following NPQs.

  • National Professional Qualification for Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD) – supporting the training and development of others
  • National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT) – developing teachers who are subject leads or responsible for improving practice in a subject or phase
  • National Professional Qualification for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC) – developing teachers who have responsibilities for leading behaviour and culture
  • National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
  • National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)

Please click here to learn more about these programmes.

If you would like to register your interest with East London Teaching School Hub, please complete this form or, to start your application process straightaway, click here to begin.

Other CPD

Over the coming months, East London Teaching School Hub will work with curriculum hubs and local strategic partners to map out the range of high-quality; high-impact teacher development programmes on offer. Our aim is to make it easier for schools and teachers to find professional development opportunities that best meet their specific needs.

Our main website, once launched, will be one way we will achieve this aim.

Contact us

Please do contact us if you have any queries or questions. We look forward to working with you.

Ruth Smith: Director of East London Teaching School Hub
  |  020 7790 6327

East London Teaching School Hub

Want to start a BRAND NEW NPQ
with East London Teaching School Hub in November?

DON'T DELAY! APPLY TODAY!

  1. Register NOW with the DfE to secure your place for a November start
  2. Choose which NPQ course you want to do and which lead provider 'Teacher Development Trust' or 'UCL Institute of Education'
  3. When asked, select 'East London Teaching School Hub' as your Local Delivery Partner

The DFE announced on 12th October 2021 that all NPQs will be FULLY FUNDED for state schools!

 

APPLY NOW