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Read the latest news from the Saffron Teaching School Hub.


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  • 13/06/22

    September 2022 ECTs – Appropriate Body checklist and briefing sessions

    This half term is a busy one as schools prepare for a new cohort of ECTs starting in September 2022. Here is a checklist of things that school leaders need to do: Identify an Induction Tutor and a Mentor for each ECT Timetable 10% release for Year 1 ECTs and 5% release for Year 2 ECTs Regi...
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  • 10/06/22

    Support for the Essex Disadvantaged Strategy

    Saffron Teaching School Hub has been delighted to witness the early successes of the Essex Disadvantaged Strategy, and is working in partnership with the LA, the Education Endowment Foundation and the Research Schools Network to support this county-wide initiative. Here are some examp...
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  • 09/06/22

    Initial Teacher Training accreditation process and collaborative working

    In May, the outcomes of round 1 of the Initial Teacher Training accreditation process were shared. Saffron Teaching School Hub is working closely with the East of England Regional ITT Network to ensure support for all our ITT providers, offering bespoke training sessions on sections of the accredita...
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  • 08/06/22

    Diocese of Chelmsford Global Majority Education Association

    The Diocese of Chelmsford have recently launched the Global Majority Education Association.  The Association seek to: Create a forum for the exchange of ideas and strategies to improve the outcomes and opportunities for global majority educators and pupils. Identify, support and...
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  • 11/05/22

    Early Career Programme registration for September 2022 ECTs

    The DfE Online Service for September 2022 new Early Career Teacher (ECT) registrations is now open.
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  • 22/04/22

    NPQs – Expressions of Interest for Autumn 2022

    The DfE will open the NPQ application portal in May 2022 for autumn cohorts. In the meantime, you can register your school's interest via the Saffron TS Hub NPQ ‘Expression of Interest’ form. 
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  • 21/04/22

    The Saffron/PLN Appropriate Body service

    Since September 2021, Saffron TS Hub has been a designated Appropriate Body within Braintree, Chelmsford, Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford.  In delivering this service, we are delighted to be working in partnership with PLN. Due to DfE reform of AB services, PLN is no longer the named...
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  • 20/04/22

    Initial Teacher Training update - April 2022

    Saffron TS Hub would like to take this opportunity to thank our local schools for their continued commitment to Initial Teacher Training. We have been so impressed with schools’ engagement and support for ITT during the last two turbulent years - trainees have been welcomed in schools and...
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  • 31/01/22

    Mentor conference - 2 March 2022

    On 2 March 2022, Teaching School Hubs in the Eastern Region are hosting an online conference for mentors. This event will be hosted by the Saffron, Alpha, Chafford Hundred, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Julian and Unity Teaching School Hubs.
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  • 15/12/21

    Primary KS2 French and KS2 Spanish CPD Courses - Spring and Summer Term 2022

    Saffron Teaching School Hub is working in partnership with Rachel Hawkes, Co-Director of NCELP, to deliver DfE-approved KS2 French and KS2 Spanish CPD courses starting in the Spring term 2022. 
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  • 10/12/21

    NPQ programmes - application deadlines for February 2022

    There is still time to apply for our Teach First and Church of England NPQ programmes, starting in February 2022. All NPQ programmes are fully funded for all state schools, so places are limited. 
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  • 03/12/21

    ITT Market Review response

    Initial Teacher Training Market Review response from the Saffron, Alpha and Chafford Hundred Teaching School Hubs.
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