SWCHS designated as a Teaching School Hub
The Department for Education has announced this week that Saffron Walden County High School is one of only 6 schools nationally who have been designated as a Teaching School Hub. As one of the country’s highest performing schools, SWCHS will now have a role acting as a regional hub, supporting over 200 schools in this region.
“It is vital that we back our best school leaders. These new Teaching School Hubs will make it easier for the best school leaders to share expert advice and help schools in their local communities, ensuring that those schools facing the greatest challenges are supported as simply and efficiently as possible.”
Schools Minister - Lord Agnew
The Saffron Teaching School Hub, which will be based at Saffron Walden County High School, will now co-ordinate the work of a range of local partners to boost professional development opportunities for teachers, improve school-to-school support, and strengthen staff recruitment and retention. Support will include delivering tailored professional development for teachers, hosting observations and visits, and deploying specialist teachers and leaders to offer advice and guidance to local schools.
We are thrilled with this new designation. It recognises that Saffron Walden County High School is a leader of education at a local, regional and national level. As well as enabling us to co-ordinate support for other schools, being a Teaching School Hub will also provide exciting professional development opportunities for our own staff and help us as a school to continue to recruit the best teachers.