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Read the latest news from the Saffron Teaching School Hub.


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  • 17/06/24

    The FAME approach and revisiting the Seven-Step Model

    Having completed a substantial amount of CPD around metacognition over the last two years, we recently revisited the importance of modelling and shared writing from EYFS to the end of KS2 in our setting. Improving outcomes in writing continues to be a high priority element of our School Development...
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  • 11/06/24

    ITT into ECT Conference resources

    On Wednesday 22 May 2024, the East of England Teaching School Hubs hosted an online 'ITT into ECT' conference for trainee teachers who will become ECTs in September. Resources from this event are now available online.
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  • 03/06/24

    Appropriate Body reform - briefing pack for schools

    The Appropriate Body (AB) service has been reformed by DfE and from September 2024 Teaching School Hubs will become the main provider of AB services. 
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  • 09/05/24

    Writing your School Music Education Plan

    School and Music leaders from Primary and Secondary schools across Essex met on Monday 29 April at Saffron Teaching School Hub for a day to focus on creating their Music Education Development Plans, a requirement for all schools to have in place as part of the National Plan for Music Educa...
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  • 07/05/24

    Early Years Seminar - 4 June 2024

    Registration is now open for Saffron Teaching School Hub's free online Summer Term Early Years seminar on Tuesday 4 June 5-6pm.
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  • 30/04/24

    Change of Lead Provider for our Early Career programme

    From September 2024, the Lead Provider for Saffron Teaching School Hub's Early Career programme will be Teach First.  We would like to thank our current Lead Provider, Education Development Trust (EDT), for the very positive relationship we have had with them. The EDT team have been appr...
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  • 29/04/24

    NPQ Programmes - Apply Now!

    Applications for fully funded NPQs starting in Autumn 2024 are now open.
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  • 15/04/24

    Initial Teacher Training – Pathways to Engagement

    Engaging in initial teacher training (ITT) is vital, as it directly influences the quality of education provided to students and the overall success of schools – but there are so many other benefits for schools, leaders, teachers and pupils. 
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  • 28/03/24

    Welcome to our new NPQ Leadership Cohort

    Hot on the heels of our Specialist launch, we were once again at Harlow Study Centre this week to welcome colleagues from across the region as they embark on the next steps of their leadership journey.  Over 50 current and aspiring Senior Leaders and Headteachers joined the launch event...
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  • 22/03/24

    NPQ Funding from September 2024

    On 21 March, the DfE released NPQ funding information for new participants starting in Autumn 2024.  From September, there will be scholarship funding for all teachers from publicly funded schools and 16-19 educational organisations in the following NPQs: Leading Primary Mathematics...
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  • 21/03/24

    Teacher Labour Market in England Annual Report 2024

    Following the release of the latest NFER Teacher Labour Market in England Annual Report 2024 on 20 March, we’ve reviewed the findings through our TSH lens, and prepared a summary of some key points. We hope this will provide you with fingertip access to insights into our educatio...
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  • 11/03/24

    Initial Teacher Training update – Spring 2024

    In the continually changing landscape of education, there is a constant which underpins all of our work – the need to identify, develop and nurture talented teachers through a robust initial teacher training (ITT) programme. Our latest update champions the importance of a collaborative, s...
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