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Read the latest news from the Saffron Teaching School Hub.


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  • 17/10/22

    Support for Early Years practitioners from Saffron TS Hub - Autumn Term seminars and CPD opportunities

    We all recognise that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. Recent years have seen significant changes in national requirements for provision in the Early Years with the implementation of the revised EYFS curriculum put in place in September 2021 and the return to Ofsted inspe...
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  • 14/10/22

    Leading the way on Initial Teacher Training

    Saffron Teaching School Hub is delighted that so many of the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providers in our region were successful in the recent ITT accreditation process. This is testimony to the high-quality teacher education happening in our local area. We are confident that this successful...
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  • 13/10/22

    Join the N P Queue!

    This week saw the launch of our new cohort of Teach First NPQs, with programme members joining their facilitators at the Harlow Study Centre for the introductory sessions. Following a welcome from Katie Vanderpere-Brown and Angela Rodda from the Saffron Teaching School Hub, programme membe...
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  • 09/09/22

    Queen Elizabeth II - 1926-2022

    Saffron Teaching School Hub joins the Royal Family and the nation in mourning the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
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  • 30/06/22

    Training and support for Early Years practitioners

    Saffron Teaching School Hub offers training and support for Early Years practitioners, including the new funded National Professional Qualification for Early Years Leadership and the Early Years Initial Teacher Training programme which leads to Early Years Teacher status.
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  • 29/06/22

    The Golden Thread of teacher development

    On Thursday 7th July, the DfE will host a webinar to share more information about how the department is supporting teachers at every stage of their career through the Golden Thread, covering Initial Teacher Training (ITT), the Early Career Framework reforms (ECF) and National Professional Quali...
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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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